No Boundaries Books are made primarily of two materials, leather and paper. The journals are also available with a stone closure, featuring an elastic strap.

Domestic (US) cow, bison, and elk hides are cut and perforated, and a leather lace is used to stitch sections of paper into the leather cover, following a long tradition of bookbinding method, called “cross-stitch method”, which originated in India.

Each journal is filled with 100 sheets of acid-free, recycled cotton paper sourced out of India. Paper stocks vary. Some papers are more dense, some more light, some feature various organic bits, including fibers and flower petals. Both sides of the sheets may be used without a problem of ink bleeding through or spreading (as with rice papers). The paper is ink, graphite, watercolor, and graphite-friendly. A double-sided tape is recommended to those who wish to affix photographs or other materials.

Journals made without a stone closure (example “A”, 7”x11”) are fitted with a leather strap, the same material used to lace the paper to the cover.

Journals (example B, 5”x9”) fitted with stone--drilled and affixed triple-strength with 20-pound fishing filament---are reinforced with adhesive to prevent the filament from breaking and stone from breaking off. A leather patch is used to cover the knot on the reverse surface, in order to prevent scuffing from the knotted end. A metal grommet is inserted in these journals, reinforcing the perforation through which an elastic tie is threaded and knotted.

An inked stamp/brand is placed on the back page of each journal for owner identification at point of sale; NOTE: this brand can be customized with The Sundance Catalog information, which may produce renewable business.

No Boundaries Books are guaranteed for longevity, as their purpose is to withstand heavy use/abuse in travel.