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The price for a hand bound A5 Journal starts at a very low $49.00, for an extra $15.00 you get a blocking (some people call this embossing) in Gold or Silver of your very own personal title or a name on the front cover, usually this blocking alone costs $55.00.

The Journal is hand bound by my hands using the best Book-Cloth available which is Library Oxford Buckram which comes in a huge number of colours, the journal pages have faint ruled lines on around 250 pages, its a cream non coated stock paper that is perfect for writing on, one style has the word 'Date' at the top on the right hand side, the other does not, these pages are signature sewn so that the journal lasts many decades if not a life time or longer and it opens nicely so that you are able to write comfortably.

There are three styles in which to bind the Journals, not just in Book-Cloth but also REAL Leather, and we're not talking about Bonded or any type of fake man made leather here, I only use REAL Leather, the hides I have in stock and that can be ordered in are specially prepared for the Bookbinding process, they are Skived leather which means the thickness has been reduced so its not your typical shoe/craft thickness type of leather, but is pliable for Bookbinders to use on books.

The three main styles are, Quarter Bound, Half Bound and Full Bound, see the picture of these styles on the left, this does cost more, and example of this is that for a:

Quarter Bound covers on my A5 Journals, prices start at $89.00 this has a a REAL Leather spine that covers the spine area, like the example in the attached Picture, and also includes a gold or silver decorative rolled line that separates the Leather and the Book-Cloth, and as above an extra $15.00 gets you a blocking of your very own personal title or a name on the front cover. You can have a title or name on the spine as well, plus other extras, i.e Raised Bands, decorative Rolled Lines etc, but this will cost more, so please let me know what you would like so I can custom bind this book just the way you want it.

Half Bound covers on my A5 Journals, prices start at $115.00 this has a a REAL Leather spine and REAL Leather Corners, like the example picture on the left, and also includes a gold or silver decorative rolled line that separates the Leather and the Book-Cloth, and as above an extra $15.00 gets you a blocking of your very own personal title or a name on the front cover and more if you want it really personalised.

Full Bound covers on my A5 Journals, prices start at $225.00 this has a a REAL Leather full covering, like the example in the attached Picture, and as above the extra $15.00 gets you a blocking of your very own personal title or a name on the front cover and more if you want it really personalised. See the picture here also of a book that was hand written that has the full treatment of what I can do, the cost which was $385.00, lots of decorative blocking, raised bands, fully lined internal end papers and all, so much can be done to customise the book just the way you want it.

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Milton Watkins, Bookbinder

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Formally known as Ballarat Bookbinding & Specialist Printing Est.1998