We are lucky to have Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress is an eco-friendly print shop located here in Bellingham.
Walking into the shop gives you a feeling of another era as they have quite a few very big old machines that they use. They combine centuries-old tradition of letterpress printing and modern high tech methods to create artistic, high quality and unique hand-printed materials.
Bison is proud to use soy-based inks, low-impact solvents, handmade and recycled papers, antique pressroom machinery, and cutting-edge photopolymer plates.
They have a book restoration services and can make custom books and bookcovers
Their growing list of services includes wedding invitations, hand-built books, poetry broadsides, business cards, letterhead, show posters, CD packaging, form printing, limited edition texts, unique protective boxes for valuable objects, and more. We thrive on challenges, and offer a full range of design and aesthetic consultation services to bring your vision to life.
They are offering classes papermaking classes as well as printmaking and book arts.
And to top it off, They’re great musicians.
Bison is doing a great job keeping old traditions alive
Bob Searle says
We need to restore the history of hot metal type and hand bookbinding.