Please note that these pictures have been taken by me and my iPhone, so these are not professional photographs by any means, seeing the books in person and holding them in your hands will certainly show you what I can do, these are just flat images of what they looked like once complete.


I was commissioned to custom bind two Visitors Books for the Northern Territory Government, these books were made from flat sheets of paper and a roll of beautiful Leather and were custom bound into what you see here.


My regular client a Doctor from Melbourne, the old cover you can see in the back ground, he wanted a nice leather binding, the binding this book deserved, so the text block (the pages) were repaired and spine relined and then bound into a leather cover that the Doctor had in a drawing he sent along with his book, even supplied the leather he wanted me to use to have bound what you see here.


Another of the Doctor's Books from a hand drawn picture to what you see in the above picture.


Above is a simple Journal bound in Book Cloth, also Rounded and Backed with ample Gold tooling the the title Blocked on the front cover. Square backed Journals start at ONLY $49.00, these are hand bound in quality book cloth and also come with a personalised Blocked front cover, either with someones name, or a title.


Welcome to

Milton Watkins, Bookbinder


Formally known as Ballarat Bookbinding & Specialist Printing Est.1998