Bookbinding is a passion. To create a book by hand that will serve its purpose is a pleasure.
Spiegl Press was established by Peter Spiegl in the 1950s after he moved to Stamford from London where he worked for Drivers, a firm of printers and bookbinders in Carter Lane. Spiegl Press made and supplied all aspects of commercial printing and bookbinding. Hugo Spiegl was introduced to printing at the age of 13 when at school. He joined the firm in 1990 where he was able to flourish his passion for artisan printing and bookbinding. He has a keen eye for detail and has taught many of the company’s bookbinders in this fine craft.
Spiegl Press has a fine collection of traditional bookbinding equipment along with more up to date production machinery. We carry out all aspects of production in our bindery in Stamford, including the printing of paper, folding, sewing, trimming and case making and casing in.
Over time we have gained a wealth of knowledge about printing and bookbinding – from the highest quality paper, waterless inks, to the most appropriate sewing thread.
All Stamford Notebooks are handbound in Stamford, Britain, by true craftsmen using centuries old techniques and modern equipment (sort of, if you count our lovely old 1948 sewing machine as modern!)
Our aims have always been to bind the best notebooks and journals for writing and drawing using the best handwriting paper, leathers and bookbinding cloths we can find.