DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL BOOK?
A book which stimulates your thoughts - provides you with adventure and joy. Your special book may take you back to golden days, or to a future yet to be.
At Dragon Press Bindery we recognise that each book has its own character and your book will be bound to express its unique personality. For less expense than you may think, your book can be finely crafted to become a piece of visual art which you will enjoy to touch and use.
When you commission a book to be bound for you, you become involved from the beginning. Although you will rely on our skills and experience to produce the result you want; we in our turn will take a sense of direction from you and use your needs and parameters to stimulate our imagination.
Commissioning is a very personal and pleasurable business, and in the end you will enjoy owning a book which is suited to your tastes and needs.
At Dragon Press Bindery we view the first meeting, whether face to face, by telephone or letter, as a sales meeting and so no charge is made. The design of the book, the materials and cost can be discussed. If however, the idea is complicated we can present designs to show how we propose to tackle the project.
Preparing designs can involve expending a considerable amount of time and so a reasonable charge is made for this work. It is important you understand what we are proposing to do and that you like the idea; if you are in any doubt, we will discuss your reservations until you are entirely happy with a solution. If for some reason there are difficulties which cannot be resolved, you can withdraw at this point. When you decide to go ahead, an initial deposit will be charged so the work can proceed. On completion, the balance of the agreed fee will be due.
The word 'patron' has a rather grandiose air, but that is exactly what you become when you commission a book to be individually bound for you. The finished book will be the product of the co-operation between you and Dragon Press Bindery. It may well be a financial investment in the long term; it is certainly an investment as far as your own continuing pleasure is concerned.