We like a challenge. Our greatest projects come from brilliant collaborations with creative people that want to try do something different.
We find it is best to be involved in projects early in the design process so we can be involved in developing ideas. We are usually involved in designing both content and visual identity as well as the physical structure and mechanisms of a finished thing.
We hand bind a lot of books produced in shorter runs. Binding books in this way allows us to create more unusual and complicated structures, including pop ups and paper mechanics. We have also produced other paper products such as swing tags and limited edition record sleeves.
Back in 2011 we taught 200 people to make a book at the beginning of a conference and have also run book binding party's with Miniclick, helping them produce their two publications by hand.
For larger runs of books we use a number of trusted printers and finishers.
We print a number of projects in-house to achieve more unusual finishes. We have a small letterpress machine and more recently a screen printing set up. We usually choose to print in this way when a job requires unusual inks. Neon or metallic inks, glow in the dark ink, scratch off inks, as well as blind embossing or printing on unusual materials like wood or mirrored card.
Occasionally we take our letterpress machine out in to the big wide world and get people printing at different events.
All other printing is sent to a number of trusted printers we work with regularly.