Friday, February 5, 2010

book binder's dream shop

i was searching for a source for some italian photo albums i use, since my regular vendor will be out of stock for quite some time, which means i'm now seriously considering binding my own albums. i originally started using these text blocks (which is just the inside of the album, no covers or anything) because they save me a lot of time (which means $$) and i can pass that on to my customers. but since i hate it when shops are out of stock and i don't like being dependent on someone else for this type of thing, i'm going to figure out how to make one of these beauties. in the meantime, i have to hunt down supplies, crunch some numbers, and make some prototypes....

as i was searching for some other options, i came across a website called Talas - and was thrilled!! this shop is a book binder's dream!! there are tons of options for book cloth & other supplies, lots of specialty items & equipment, not to mention their prices are comparable or even cheaper than my current suppliers. OMG. i am desperately restraining myself from buying everything i see on the site. i will do the responsible thing and order a couple of sample books before splurging on massive quantities of supplies.

if you have any interest in book binding, this is the place to go.

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