About us

Bookbinding is a passion.

To create a book by hand, that will serve its purpose, is a pleasure.

In a world of technology, speed and mass production, sometimes pleasure can be found in traditional simplicity and unwavering attention to detail…

Established in the 1950s by Peter Spiegl, after working in London for a firm of printers and bookbinders, Spiegl Press has its roots firmly embedded in the commercial printing and book binding industry.

With a passion for artisan printing and book binding, Hugo Spiegl – who was introduced to printing at the age of 13 when at school – joined Spiegl Press in 1990.

The firm, which is based in the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford, has a fine collection of traditional bookbinding equipment along with more up-to-date production machinery.

All Stamford Notebooks are hand bound, in the workshop in Stamford, by true craftsmen using centuries old techniques and some 'modern' equipment – carrying out all aspects of production; including the printing of paper, folding, sewing, trimming. case making and casing in. This also extends to leather goods, where we cut, dye, sew and finish all of our leather products by hand. 

As only time and experience can support, the wealth of knowledge gained over the years – whether it’s the highest quality paper, or waterless inks and the most appropriate sewing thread – is second to none.

The company’s aims have always been to bind the best notebooks and journals for writing and drawing, using the best handwriting paper, leathers and bookbinding cloths available, using British made, sustainable materials wherever possible.

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