Welcome to Colophon Book Arts Supply!


Find all of your book arts supplies by clicking on "SHOP" above, or by clicking on any of the shop sections here.


 

BOOKS AND MANUALS
Here you can find resources for bookbinding, book arts, book history, marbling, and more!

 

  These are just some of the items in the shop!

These are just some of the items in the shop!

BOARD - BOOKCLOTH - PAPER
This section includes wooden boards, binder's board, bookcloth, and a variety of papers.

  Pictured: white oak 1/4 inch boards

Pictured: white oak 1/4 inch boards

BINDING SUPPLIES
Find all of your binding needs here including knives, rulers, bonefolders, threads, and much more.

  Pictured:     hahnemuhle ingres antique, colophon's best 18/3 natural, M.D.P. flax cord 8/8.    Photo and text block by Brien Beidler.

Pictured: hahnemuhle ingres antique, colophon's best 18/3 natural, M.D.P. flax cord 8/8. Photo and text block by Brien Beidler.

MARBLING SUPPLIES
Shop here for your tanks, chemicals, colors, and other tools to create your beautiful designs!

  Pictured: colophon's best water-based acrylic marbling colors: white

Pictured: colophon's best water-based acrylic marbling colors: white

MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS & SUPPLIES
This part of the shop incorporates a collection of tools and supplies like pin clips, printing supplies, and other book arts accessories.

  Pictured: pointed tweezers

Pictured: pointed tweezers


Upcoming Events

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Guild of Book Workers, Standards of Excellence

October 17-20, 2018.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Looking forward to this year's Standards of Excellence in Minneapolis! This is a fun event with FANTASTIC presenters this year! And the vendor room is not to be missed...

The Seminar on Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is the annual Guild of Book Workers conference. Held annually at a different location around the country, participants attend presentations by leading experts in the fields related to the book and paper arts. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the event.


Workshops

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In the Field: a Natural Fiber Papermaking Workshop
with Andrea Peterson

June 18-22, 2018. LaPorte, Indiana

Natural fiber papermaking is the process of taking a plant/raw fiber and transforming it into pulp to be made into beautiful handmade sheets. This course is designed to experience and understand all aspects of natural fiber papermaking. We will be examining sources of materials, which plants to choose, why and complete identification. We will be looking at the ideas of growing, wildcrafting, and other collection methods, as well as storage of dry fiber. We will be using multi cooking solutions based on the fiber’s need and sustainable techniques. We will examine beating methods for sheet function and aesthetics in the final sheets. We will discuss and utilize a variety of additives such as sizing, pigment and calcium carbonate. Sheet forming will be executed western style with a few different mould types. We will investigate drying possibilities and equipment for paper to achieve particular results.
Wholistically the class will look at the flow of the studio, equipment pros and cons, sustainable possibilities and ergonomic choices within the work area.