Our Services

Bookbinding & Conservation

Conservation Binding

Wherever possible it is our intention to preserve and retain as much of the original binding and its structure as possible.
Prior to starting any work we will discuss and agree with you the best approach and the work to be carried out. An estimate will be given of the costs involved. If during the work, it is determined that additional work may be required then we will agree this with you prior to carrying out this work.

If required we can also provide a photographic record of the binding both before and after the conservation has been carried out.

All materials used will be of Archival Quality and be in keeping with the original binding.


Reference Binding

  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers

Hard bound in buckram, to a colour of your choice. Gold lettering or leather title pieces as required on spine.
Record maintained of each year’s style to ensure that volumes will match year on year.


Presentation Bindings

We can work with you to produce a binding to mark that special day or provide that perfect gift, whatever the occasion:

  • Visitor Book to mark the Opening of a new building
  • Visit of a dignitary
  • Wedding Books
  • Retiral gift
  • Christmas or birthday present

Additional binding features you can choose from include:

  • Gilt edges to the leaves
  • Hand sewn silk headbands
  • Custom made gold block to your design
  • Gold or blind tooling on spine and boards
  • Marker ribbons
  • Marbled or hand made endpapers
  • Custom Made  Presentation Box

Bespoke Book Boxes

From the protection of a fragile volume or set of documents, to the housing of a presentation volume, we can construct the perfect home for your book.

We offer a wide range of solutions to your needs, covering:

Phase boxes – ranging from the simple drop down spine style, to the tray box

Portfolios – used mainly to house a collection of prints or documents

All enclosures are individually sized to give the perfect fit for the books or documents.

The enclosures are all constructed from acid free millboard, covered in buckram book cloth and lined, where necessary, with acid free paper, ensuring that they provide a safe and secure environment for its contents.

We are happy to measure the material at your own premises to minimise their handling. The completed items can then be returned so you can fit the contents yourself.

Gold Lettering & Embossing

Looking for a personal touch to add that special something to a leather gift?

Whether a new wallet, purse or personal organiser, all can be customised with gold initials or a name.

Prices start from as little as £5.

Work normally carried out while you wait.

Student Thesis Binding

Sewn and hard bound in buckram to your university or college regulations.
Gold finishing on spine and front cover as required.

Printing Service

If you prefer we can print out your thesis for you. Completed work should be provided in PDF format, either by e-mail or on your storage device.
It is your own responsibility to ensure that all text formatted correctly, provided on A4 and that all specific instructions are included.

Time Scale

Work is usually completed in 2 working days.
All submissions must be received by 4pm during working hours Monday to Thursday and by 12pm on a Friday.

Payment

We accept payment by either cash upon collection or by bank transfer.
Unfortunately we cannot at this time accept credit cards for payment.

Handmade Leather Journals

Unique journals bound in high quality leather, with pages of smooth cream, either lined or plain paper.
Available in 4 sizes: A4 – A7.
Perfect for many occasions.
Prices from £20.00