In printing terms, crash is a reinforcement: the loosely woven cloth (often muslin) or brown paper that is glued to the spine of the book block before the hard cover book is put on in the casing in stage. Crash Paper also suggests the crash of ink-laden rollers on paper – the transformation from a blank sheet to printed word and image that has made such a difference in the world. As a company, Crash Paper means a small band of professionals that produces surpassingly beautiful books. Like our namesake, we securely, and without fanfare, hold a project together at a critical point. We do this day in and day out, pretty much 365 days a year, because we love books and the process of making them.