Category Archives: Bookbinding

Papierherstellung in Deutschland

On Thursday we took a tour of the Gmund Paper factory in Gmund, about one hour south of Munich. Gmund is the maker of some of the finest papers in the world. In their shipping area I saw pallets marked … Continue reading

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Burning questions, answered

My wife and I went to Burning Man last week. It was something we had wanted to do for several years, and now we have done it. The legendary counterculture festival is held on a dry lake bed in northern … Continue reading

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China, day four-point-three

We awoke yesterday and boarded a big green bus, heading north from Hong Kong into mainland China. Our objective was to visit three of China’s largest commercial printing companies, each known for quality and high volume. Crossing the border from … Continue reading

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ePrint is setting records in Hong Kong printing community

It’s VistaPrint for Hong Kong. But less aggressive and irritating. On our tours yesterday of printing plants in Hong Kong, we visited a company called ePrint, which is a largely web-based commercial printing company. They specialize in – everything. Their … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Day Two

On my outings on Sunday in Hong Kong I had a chance to take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island where my friend John Seymour and I had lunch. The weather was tempestuous, and we watched … Continue reading

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My bookbinding class ends with literal works of art

  Where have I been? I’ve been here, binding books. For the past ten weeks I have been teaching a course called Book Design Technology. It’s a senior-level course for students of Graphic Communication in our Design Reproduction Technology concentration, … Continue reading

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Bookbinding with needle and thread

I am teaching a class in book design and bookbinding this quarter. I have 30 students in the class; they are working on their manuscripts and will soon be working on their book blocks and book cases. This involves printing, … Continue reading

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