Production details

Downie Allison Downie produce portfolios and boxes for designers, short run books for artists and authors, menus and visitors books for hotels, restaurants and bars, book repair and conservation. Clients include artists, design-houses, graphic designers, architects, libraries, companies, individuals and many more. Projects can be from a bespoke one-off to a short run. Downie Allison Downie also offer foil blocking and bookbinding classes for anyone interested in learning a new craft.

Turnaround Time
Project Dependent
File Types
.pdf, .jpeg, .ind, .ai
Minimum Order
Up to £100
Production Access
Works With
  • Large business
  • Small companies
  • Professionals
  • General public
  • Students
  • Bespoke 1-offs
  • Sample production
  • Prototypes
  • Short run
  • Medium run
  • Large run



Downie Allison Downie are a second-generation family business, established in 1981 by Morton Downie, who trained as a bookbinder at Sinclair Wilsons. He was later joined by master binder John Allison in 1997 and was then taken over by Morton's daughter and husband in 2013. The focus of the business is on creativity and quality of product, using the diverse skills and experience of the highly-trained team. Today Downie Allison Downie employs 11 staff and offers a wide range of services including visitors books, portfolios, thesis binding, box-making, short run design & print as well as fine binding and restoration.