Collaboration Over Competition

Design Bindery LLC, has set out to create a new, no-nonsense way to buy personalized notebooks and writing journals- whether direct to consumer, via wholesale or private labeling to corporate/promotional accounts.  We favor a business model of collaboration over competition. As the print, publishing…

Post Binding for Menus, Portfolios and Albums

Our Post Binding method works awesome for fancy restaurant or bar menus, wine lists,portfolios and photo albums. This one pictured above used a corkskin and cloth material combination. Inner book opens to lay flat and we can provide an assortment of printed or non…

Recent Projects Summer 2017

Nebraska by Heart PostCard/Coloring Books for Lead UP NE Wholesale Order for Old Man Berkins, Breckenridge, CO

Introducing: “The Minimalist”, a new line of handmade notebooks

Introducing: The Minimalist (TM) Here’s a sneak peak at a unique new line of notebooks we are starting to produce. Conceived and manufactured by the team at Design Bindery!! We have shown these now to a few of our key retailers and the response…

Independence Day 2017

From the book “Our Flag” published in 1989 by the House of Representatives… “On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing a committee to devise a seal for the United States of America. This mission, designed to reflect the Founding Fathers’…

Livraison.US Wine Tasting Journal/Coaster Combo

The Livraison. US Wine Tasting Journal/Coaster combo. Featuring wonderfully smooth, natural shaded, acid free 70 lb writing paper, with recycled content,and a superbly elegant design printed throughout.Semi flexible hard cover, wiro bound. There are faint images of a wide variety of cork and famous…

Making Marbled Paper Endsheets

It had already been a couple years or more since we had experimented with marbling paper, particularly for the purpose of using as fancy end sheet paper. So after we received 4 rolls of this Sumi Rice Paper/Unryu Paper for Christmas, we figured it…

A new twist on Islamic Bindings

The profession of a bookbinder, at times, can be a very humbling pursuit. Anyone who’s been on this journey knows what I mean. The fails. The innumerable fails…. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Was thinking this is a-lot like musicianship of which I also know a lil’ bit….

Luxurious Leather Bound Mini Journals

Fancy Purse Pocket Journal 160 pages on fancy powder blue laid finish 80 lb writing paper, 5.75″w x 2-7/8″ H Landscape orientation End sheets using tree-free banana paper 65 lb cover stock weight. This lightweight purse jotter is classy and useful. Smyth sewn binding…

New Designs

These new journals brought together the combination of a spine leather choice with a letterpress printed paper cover on lightweight chipboard. The leather spine material has raised hubs. End sheets are a special distressed, handmade reversible unryu paper. This paper is essentially duplexed in…

Scholar’s Journal

After that Scholar’s Bible work of a couple weeks ago, I had a special journal to make and decided to use the “Scholar’s Journal” (oversized cover lips) technique on a light greenish died goat skin imported from Italy. This one here was the first…

Sunday School Scholar’s Bible

The easiest way for me to answer: “So what do you do?” is to say: “I’m a bookbinder”. The problem is when you say that to friends, they start bringing you all sorts of their bookbinding problems. You see, we’re bookbinders who specialize in…