…the Japanese Stab Binding book I talked about in a previous post. I used the videos referenced in the post to make my 8.5 x 11 inch book, using Arches Cover, black for the cover paper and Red River’s Premium Matte 2 Sided inkjet paper for the images and text.Usually I like using Arches Cover, white for that, but I no longer have a custom icc profile for that paper. That went away when I switched to the Epson R3000 printer.
The hardest and most frustrating part of the whole process was getting all my tools and materials together – but now I have them, and so this was a good exercise.
How to make the stitches is very well explained in the video. Next time around I can probably do it without having to look at it every few seconds. It is pretty straight forward.I ‘only’ made one ‘wonderful’ mistake, and that was to bind one of the pages in backwards, oh well. I guess this volume won’t go on any exhibition. My main reason for posting this is to hopefully ‘rope’ some of you into trying this. I think it is a great way to have a portfolio or suite of photos or other two dimensional art in one place.