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6646 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA, 90028
United States

(213) 223-6921

Stephanie Gibbs, a bookbinder in Los Angeles, CA, offers edition and fine binding, book conservation, custom boxes, and paper repair for contemporary and historic books, manuscripts, and documents to clients throughout California.

script and thesis hardcover bindings

Hardcover script and thesis books.

The specifications and costs for script and thesis binding  appear below. For any further questions, please email gibbsbookbinding@gmail.com . or call the studio, at (213) 223-6921.

  • Standard turnaround time is 2 weeks; rush service is available.

  • Any quantity of books can be custom bound in cloth or leather.

  • Author and title will be gold stamped on the cover or the spine. Custom cover artwork is available.

  • Printed documents or PDF files can be provided.

  • Discounts available for 10 or more copies.

 

PRICING

Cloth binding, $ 150 each
in stock material, title / author stamped on spine or cover
Additional cost: custom fabric orders, as billed (approx. $75 for 10 books)

Leather binding, $ 335 each (= $200 binding  + $135 leather)
title / author stamped on spine or cover
Note that the leather cost is a special order, and will be charged as billed (approx. $125 per book.)

Additional pricing details appear at the bottom of the page.


Titles, Author, Artwork.
It is standard for the author and title to be gold stamped on either the front cover or the spine.
Multiple or additional stamping locations available at additional cost.

Custom cover artwork and fonts may be provided. Stamping dies are made off-site, and charged by the square inch.
The standard studio font is 18 point Caslon.
See specifications and guidelines here.


Materials.
Bookcloth in a limited range is stocked by Gibbs Bookbinding; other colors are available by special order.
All leather is by special order.

For samples of available cloth and leather, please see:

Cloth: Hiromi Paper, “Bookcloth” section, Culver City, CA. | http://store.hiromipaper.com/
Cloth: “Iris” bookcloth, Ships from NYC. | http://www.talasonline.com/Iris-Bookcloth

Leather: “Harmatan” goatskin, ships from NYC. | http://www.talasonline.com/Harmatan-Goatskin


Page Layouts.
Set the top, right, and bottom margins at 1”, and the left margin at 1.5”.  For double-sided printing, use the “mirror margins” setting. If the left margin is less than 1.5”, text may be cut off in the sewing of the book.

Typesetting and layout services are available, and are billed hourly.

Printing.
If printed pages are not provided, Gibbs Bookbinding will use CopyMat Hollywood for printing. They may be contacted directly for pricing information. A handling surcharge will apply.


PRICING

Standard turnaround time, 2 weeks. | Rush service: 1 week (in Monday, out Friday), + 50%

Cloth binding, $ 150 each
in stock material, title / author stamped on spine or cover
Additional cost: custom fabric orders, as billed (approx. $95 for 10 books)

Leather binding, $ 335 each (= $200 binding  + $135 leather)
title / author stamped on spine or cover
Note that the leather cost is a special order, and will be charged as billed (approx. $135 per book.)

Special material and artwork orders will incur shipping fees.
Discounts available for 10 or more copies; please contact for a quote.

Page layout, formatting, and cover art design work, $75 hourly fee, billed per quarter-hour.
Printing billed per costs.

Custom artwork is billed by the square-inch and made off site. The maximum artwork size of 5.75” x 9.75” is $ 150. per order.
Guidelines here.