I LOVE this new video of a Rivista from Steven Branstetter

  Check out this cool little video Steven did of the unveiling of his newest Rivista book: http://stevenbphotography.wistia.com/medias/6mmnjpkp5b   You can see more of Steven’s work here: www.stevenbphotography.com/

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FREE Rivista to celebrate our 7th anniversary!

We’re celebrating our lucky 7th anniversary this month, and we want to kick it off with a FREE Rivista for everyone that places an order between now and the 22nd of August. For every full priced order placed between now …

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Which Paper Is Your Favorite?

When we introduced our new press last year, it allowed us to not only offer new larger sizes (12×12, 12×15, and 14.25×10 horizontal), but we’ve also added a great new paper stock: Heavy Silk We now have six different paper …

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Paper Samples

How to get started with COUTURE BOOK

We like to think that we’ve made it as easy as possible to get the ball rolling, but with so many different styles and options, sometimes it’s daunting to know where to start! Here’s our quick-start guide: 1. If you …

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Summer Special – 20% off custom designs and 50% off of samples

Did you need to get some new sample books, or do you have events sitting around that you’ve been meaning to design a book for? NOW is the time!! We are offering 20% off on all custom design orders and …

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We’re coming to Las Vegas – WPPI 2014

I can’t believe it’s time for WPPI again! If you haven’t been before, I can’t say enough good things about it.  There are tons of great workshops and seminars, with a lot of amazing speakers!  The Trade-Show/Expo is HUGE, and …

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The Rivista

We’re so excited about our newest collection: The RIVISTA The Rivista is an all-new magazine/portfolio presentation piece for your work. It comes in one size, and one size only: 12” x 15”, and one paper type – uncoated. It makes …

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Great News! – New Paper and New Press

We are so excited to announce that we have our brand new large format press up and running! It’s producing AMAZING prints, with great color saturation and really nice details in the shadows. All books ordered since mid April have …

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Tired of designing book layouts, let our graphic designer do it for you!

While I LOVE shooting, the one thing I’ve never been very good at is layout.  It’s amazing what a difference there is between a good layout and an amateur layout. A good layout can highlights how powerful and dramatic your …

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Beautiful new book video from Anna Jones

Check out this beautiful new book by Anna Jones Photography! The wedding is of Erin and JJ Bailey which took place at the Jasper Winery in Des Moines. Anna did a custom version of our Berlin style.  I already loved …

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Great video and book feature from LUMI Photography

Wonderful book video from LUMI Photography:  Natalie and Austin’s Wedding Album We LOVE the simple and clean layout!  It truly showcases the beautiful photography and tells the story of their wedding day. To view the original blog post click HERE. …

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Check Out Our New Roma Cover

While the original Roma style is very popular, we’ve had a lot of requests for this new design, so we’re making it a permanent part of our collection! I think this new single strap gives the Roma a very elegant, …

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We love these Paris books by Laura Negri

Here at COUTURE BOOK we are constantly inspired by the beautiful and creative books that come through our bindery.  These two from Laura Negri Photography in Atalanta, GA excited us so much we wanted to share them with you! The …

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Cover Template Generator v1 for Photoshop

We are happy to announce the release of our super simple Photoshop Script that makes generating the perfect cover template a snap! DOWNLOAD the file here Installation Instructions: Copy the .jsx file to the following place: Mac: ~/Applications/Adobe Photoshop/Presets/Scripts PC: c:\Program …

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Amazing new book created by Maria Mayer Feng

Oh boy, I cannot say enough good things about this book design! This is a family history book created by an amazing designer out of NYC, Maria Mayer Feng.   She has designed a lot of really interesting and cool books …

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How to Order Paper Samples

While each book does have a default paper stock that it’s printed on, we do have five different stocks available to choose from for no additional cost.   To see those stocks, we have a paper sample set that you …

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Paper Samples

Create a preview of your design from Aperture

While I LOVE the book design tool in Aperture, there is one big issue: there is no easy one-click way to generate a preview for your customers. The good news is there is a way to do it! In a …

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Awesome book video from Mango Studios

Check out this cool promo video from Mango Studios: Liona and Michael Wedding Album from Mango Studios on Vimeo. I LOVE how they go through every single page!   I think this is such a great way to show off …

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Check out this beautiful French Cannes book

We were so excited to see this Cannes book come together from Paula Romein and Barend Hountsmuller.   The images were great, and the design and layout was beautiful, and the cover layout really took advantage of the wrap around cover …

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Text Stamping Made Easy

Stamping and embossing text on a cover or spine of a book is a great way to customize and add an extra touch to a book.  The text is hot stamped into the material, so you get a nice debossed …

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