I have spent so many hours working on my photobook “Gone Quickly” that it is impossible for me to know how long it takes to make each book. But I know that assembling each book takes about 45 minutes.
Assembly includes trimming the cover, scoring and folding the sheets, assembling the signatures, trimming the signatures, piercing the signatures for sewing, sewing the signatures to the cover, and trimming and scoring the cover wrapper. Prior to assembly, the book must be edited, designed, and the letterpress and inkjet printing must be complete.
Here is a time-lapse video that condenses 45 minutes of book assembly into 2 minutes and 21 seconds:
I will soon be making an announcement about the book. Stay tuned…