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SERVICE CENTER
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BOOK REPAIR & RESTORATION

We specialize in traditional book repair and rebinding of all types, from family heirlooms and rare volumes, to religious, legal, and educational texts.  All work is done in-house and by hand, right here in our neighborhood bindery using 100 year-old equipment and painstaking attention to detail.

Repairs are quoted in person: please contact us to make an appointment.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

The Bindery offers small-batch, custom book production. We focus on artisan work for chapbooks, zines, artist books and special one-off pieces.

With our expert team and on-site equipment, The Bindery provides everything from layout and design, to print services, binding, and final finish.  Each project is unique and starts with a full, friendly consultation with our design team.  

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SPECIALTY PRINTING

The Bindery provides three types of print processes: letterpress, high resolution laser, and Risography via our in-house partner, bearbear

We work with clients to chose the print style that best suits their work [and budget], often combining different processes into one spectacular piece! We're here to make your work look great on paper.

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NEW FINE BINDING & ARCHIVAL SOLUTIONS

We can create new, supreme quality, hardcover books from scratch using traditional methods and materials.  We specialize in small runs of high-end, speciality artist and photo books, custom journals, and other custom requests, ideal for gifts and special occasions.

Our team also makes fully custom slip cases and covers, archival boxes, and other protective storage solutions for rare books and documents.

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FOIL STAMPING

Using traditional hand methods, The Bindery offers hot foil stamping services in a range of colors--or without foil for a blind deboss (a textured impression without color).

We're happy to customize both old and new books with names, dates and graphics. bring in anything you'd like customized and we'll take a look to be sure stamping is a good option--or reach out to discuss creating something new!

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FOUNDRY: NEW METAL TYPE CASTING FOR LETTERPRESS

The Bindery houses The Foundry, our in-house type-making studio.  We use our suite of historic Ludlow equipment to make custom metal type from scratch for traditional letterpress printing and hot foiling processes on paper, fabric, and leather.

As the most complete public Ludlow foundry in the Midwest, we offer hundreds of fonts and sizes and can cast any amount of words or lines for your shop or project.

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We're a small, skilled team here to help guide you. Let's create something custom together, or get your worn book fixed up and looking fine.

Not quite sure if your project is something we can work on for you? Please reach out anyway!

We're happy to discuss your needs and see what we can do. If we're not the right fit, it's likely we know who is! We love passing business along to our area partners.