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The art of Bookbinding and the role of the Endband

The art of Bookbinding and the role of the Endband

I am relatively new to the world of bookbinding but over the last fifteen years I've picked up all sorts of knowledge from Mark and Ryan who run the bookbindery. Between them they have been making books for over 70 years and have a wealth of knowledge and a vernacular that is other worldly. Take for example the endband. This modest yet beautiful piece of small cord or strip of material is now mainly decorative, but once had a crucial role in the binding of books. The endband band placed at the top of the book is called the headband...

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Whatever theme you choose for your wedding - we'll have a guest book for you!

Whatever theme you choose for your wedding - we'll have a guest book for you!

With so much amazing inspiration out there, how do you ever decide on the look of your wedding? How do you choose the colour palette where there are so many amazing shades. Do you go bright, sherbert, pastel, rainbow, muted, mono ( I know they're not actually colours but you know what I mean). And then how do you fine tune it further - you know you want bright colours but do you go bubblegum pink and buttercup with white or emerald and clementine with white? And then the look - are you thinking romantic and floaty, 70s disco, country...

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Best ever review - six months after!

Best ever review - six months after!

Getting feedback always makes our day - we love to know that our books are well received. One of our favourite things ever is getting a photo of a guest book in situ or a photo album when all made up. But this message went straight to number 1 of our Top Review Chart: "Hey there, I ordered your large photo album back in January 2023 & didnt get round to leaving a review back then (the day it arrived I had a big accident and ended up in A&E!). But anyway just wanted to let you know that I...

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How do you actually make a photo album - what's the process?

How do you actually make a photo album - what's the process?

Making a photo album can seem like quite a daunting process but I promise a) it's so much easier than you think - like all these type of tasks are! b) it's actually a really enjoyable thing to do The first thing to do is amalgamate all your photos. If you're doing a 'Happy 50th Birthday' photo album then you are going to have a mix of old photos already printed out and new photos on your phone. Photos that you have, photos from friends and family! Lets start with your photos first. For the old photos printed out that...

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