To book or not to book, that has been the question since I started Dingbat Press. 6 long years ago, I couldn’t decide then and I’ve FINALLY made a decision now. In the end there were some options to consider – commission for the shops that will represent Dingbat Press and buy the book – and our pricing structure. Will it create awareness of our brand? Will our retail partners fulfill orders, and if so how many? In the end it wasn’t a matter of choosing to pair with retail brick & mortars around the US – it was a matter of realizing what we might miss if we don’t.
I had these books made by my intern last summer (Adam, you ROCK)! After taking bookmaking in college, I knew if I ever did a book, it would be unique, hand-made and needed to have my logo embossed on it. This was a project that I knew Adam could pull off as he took the same class that I did from the same teacher – and man did he blow me away. I provided material, and searched and searched for the right color of yellow for that gorgeous leather, it had to be a source that I could order a lot of if necessary. FYI, when looking for thin bookbinding leather, in a myriad of colors you’ll want to search “Fashion Leather” along with the weight in ounces that you are looking for. Otherwise you’ll get lost in that sea known as Google.
We also have launched an online wholesale shop for quick ordering that is READY with Valentine’s goods and will continue to grow with product as the appropriate buying season approaches. If you are a brick & mortar or online retailer interested in stocking ready-made letterpress goods form Dingbat Press or if there is interest in carrying The BOOK, hit up our super-quick wholesale app and we’ll get you our terms and your login within the next 24 hours so you can get shopping!
Lastly (sorry so long winded – gasp), with the book we’ll be launching obviously the Dingbat Press wedding collection of the century – haha just kidding, but we think it’s pretty cool. To kick us off, next week and once a week ever week after that we’ll be showcasing a new wedding suite that will debut in the book totaling 12-15 designs ready for letterpress and for NSS. MAN I’m excited.