I don’t have my own print shop. I share studio space at a co-op in Minneapolis, MN. We don’t have a corner rounder, but I feel like a project I’m working on really needs rounded corners to feel polished and complete.
I’m assuming most shops that don’t have a corner rounder simply don’t offer corner rounding … but if you’ve had to outsource it, where do you go? Suggestions from anybody in Minneapolis are especially welcome!
Thanks in advance!
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most printers have corner rounders, some paper drills have an attachment for this, there are small table top machines (very cheap) for rounding corners. i would look into a local printer for this.
You might check local binderies. Campbell-Logan comes to mind. They do a lot of the binding for fine press books in this country.
Thanks dickg and Bielerpr for the recommendations! Yeah, Campbell-Logan does great stuff. Have you worked with them before?
How many pieces, how thick is the stock, what size is the finished stock and what size corner?
Yeah, they have bound a few editions for me. I rented a studio in their Inkunabula Arts Building for four years back in the mid-80s. Good times.
Ink Spot - 450 5x7” invites. 300 gsm.
Gerald - that’s so cool. Were you doing letterpress then or were you pursuing something else?
Yeah. Officially, I started my press in 1975 in Madison, Wisconsin, moved to the Twin Cities in 1980, LA in 1986; but I did take a letterpress printing course in high school long before though all I remember about it was that we threw metal type at each other though the layout of the California type case did stick with me.
If you get to meet Greg Campbell say hello for me. A good buddy, one of the best there is. [in looking at the previous post I remembered I was only in Mpls for two years, previously in St Paul for four, in the Rossmor Bldg. Is that still there?]
Just an aside. The University of Minnesota-Minneapolis Library collects my archives. Just sort of happened. Tail end of archive fever or something. Might be fun to go there and see 36+ years of unopened shipping boxes! Probably even better than seeing what was in them! Well, they did something special at the 10th year so maybe 26 years worth of unopened boxes, though I know Gaylord Schanilec was snooping around in there a while back for some engravings I had printed of his. Do you know him? Sort of the star there now I would think.