Big Jump Press


I knocked out the last press runs on this book last week. Without ceremony, my days have transitioned from printing the book to binding the book. I am keeping all of the printed, folded, and trimmed folios in two enormous tupperware tubs. What if I drop a cup of coffee on it? What if I trip and fall and land on the tubs and then everything gets crumpled up? What if someone breaks into my apartment for revenge and throws them all out the window? I will have to move forward with the assumption that these things will not happen. But they could. They could happen. I am just going to go and check that they are ok.

The last forty-eight hours have seen a lot of activity. Components need to be cut and organized, folios need to be collated, cases made, boxes assembled.

Bookcloth arrived, endsheet papers arrived. Everything needs to be trimmed and prepared.

Cases waiting for textblocks.

textblocks waiting for cases.

boxes waiting for books.

And here are the first few copies! Just waiting for their boxes to be ready. Next post: a finished book. I swear.

5 comments on “LET THE BINDING BEGIN

  1. Simon Goode
    September 18, 2012

    Oh fabbbb! Can’t wait to see the finished thing in the flesh, so to speak!

  2. velma
    September 18, 2012


  3. Ellen Huntington Slade
    September 18, 2012

    This is so exciting and I am absolutely counting on no one spilling coffee anywhere.

  4. Laura.
    September 19, 2012

    hurray! everything is looking beautiful!

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