Custom Projects

Design Bindery consults on and produces specially commissioned Custom Projects such as uniquely designed journals, planners, sketchbooks, notebooks, boxes, slipcases, photo albums, coasters, and game boards to name a few. We got our start a few years ago, answering the call for special products…

Notebooks for The School of Styling

We were thrilled to recently get invited to be a contributor to March 2018 School of Styling Workshop. The School of Styling, a three-day hands-on workshop designed to equip and encourage creative entrepreneurs to style with intention, build smart businesses, and cultivate community. TSOS…

Poetry Train and a Dos a Dos

Updated a new version of The Wanderer here- a collaborative collection of poems as it roves from one member to the next of the poetry community created by John Wordslinger of the Poetry Train. I first met John one night years ago around the…

The Blizzard of ’18

I’ll just start out by saying I often think the story “behind” the production can be more interesting. This is one of those tales. With a new week starting last Monday, I was up early to go pick up paper for a new project…

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….