We are now in the “12 days” of Christmas, and Photobook season is in full swing both at Houchen Bindery Ltd. and many of the print providers we serve. I had never yet set up an account on Tumblr until just now, so I took this project as the perfect opportunity to share a new idea I just came up with this weekend.
First component of the piece was the layflat book block using Convertible Solution’s TRU-Flat® binding technology. I had picked up one these samples up at Graph Expo, and had spoke about it back in October here.
Secondly I took one of the pre-made hardcover cases from Houchen Bindery Ltd. This one was on Pearl Drop Luminaire and featured the debossed style cover with the tip-on photo. I had previously spoke about these new type of pre-made hard cover cases here. I added the “moleskine style” elastic band myself (with glue, razor and special hand techniques), and cased in the book block using Convertible Solution’s adhesive end sheets. I have often been asked about elastic bands like this on a book or journal, so I used this project as a learning experience on how to produce those. I think I now have perfected methods of producing these by hand and in quantities if the situation called for it.
If you haven’t made any plans on a special book project yet this year, but still wanted to squeeze something in, don’t worry! There’s still time, but you will have to act fast if you want something by Christmas! Our last day to accept Christmas orders on our pre-made cases is Dec 14th, 2012 at 3:00 and last day we can ship out pre-made cases is Dec 20th, 2012. If not, keep this idea in mind for any future project involving a wedding book, art portfolio, Mother’s day, family vacation keepsakes or graduation gift ideas…..
(C) Copyright 2012 Martin Pugh All Rights Reserved
I have been broadcasting our alliance with Convertible Solutions in previous posts here. Today, we are announcing the launch of Bindsource.com. This is our wholesale online ordering site for both a new line of photobooks and the pre-made cases which support Convertible Solutions’ TRU-Flat® Technology (also distributed nationally through Mohawk Fine Papers) Full Story here
So who is this for?
Anyone who has Convertible Solutions’ TRU-Flat® Technology binding system and is in need of hard cover cases for their projects can register here. This includes all customers from Mohawk Fine Papers and Convertible Solutions or others involved in the photobook industry who require pre made cases.
How do I register?
Go to bindsource.com and register. Once you have registered we will contact you quickly and let you know you have been activated to get into the password protected order entry system. Call us today at 1-800-869-0420 to also receive a free kit which includes a cloth swatch book, a sample case and order form materials to place orders manually if you don’t want to order online through Bindsource.com
What is the minimum I can order?
That’s the great part…..We have set this up to allow orders as low as ONE! We have price breaks at 5/10/25 /50 and on up to quantities as large as 500. So you don’t need to invest in alot of inventory to get started in offering these Photo Books!
Are there any restrictions?
We will monitor people who register to insure they are true re-sellers of the appropriate products. This is not an offering direct to consumers. Bindsource.com is a wholesale trade portal.
For further information on these services, please contact Martin Pugh at Houchen Bindery Ltd.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-869-0420.
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Until today, finding a cost-effective source for short-run hardcover cases was nearly impossible. Choices were to either do it yourself, or order a minimum of 100 of the same cover from a vendor. But who wants to buy the expensive case-making equipment for short runs, and who needs the left-over cases setting on the shelf?