DESIGN / The first step in our book design process is to match each client's vision with the proper aesthetic materials. Our studio stocks a multitude of book cloth, leather, and paper samples for creating the structure of our books and boxes. And, our knowledge of special order materials means the sky is the limit with regards to executing the look of each project. The second step in our design process is to evaluate the layout and formatting requirements of the project. We are happy to work from previously designed layouts or design them from scratch. In either case, we have all the software and tools necessary to format the files for proper printing and binding.
PRINT / Our book pages are made from bound pigment prints (giclée prints), which are created using archival inks on a range of 100% cotton archival paper stocks. These high quality prints are fine-art grade and have become a staple for museum prints. Our printing offers smooth, continuous tones, on a surface that is more elegant, albeit more delicate tan commercial counterparts.
BIND / Our extensive knowledge of binding styles and structures means we can offer a wide range of options to produce books and boxes to best suit the content of each project. Our bindings traverse the gamut of traditional to contemporary, including a style developed in-house perfect for visual presentations which allows our books to lay perfectly flat while open.
DEBOSS / Uncommonbindery offers custom title/graphic debossing services to complete the customization of unique and limited-edition books and boxes. This stamping may be done blind (no color) or in a variety of foil colors (including silver, gold, black, etc) and really takes our projects to the next level.