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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 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 foil stamped on the cover or the spine. Custom cover artwork is available at additional cost.

  • Printed documents or PDF files can be provided.

  • Discounts available for 10 or more copies.

 

PRICING

Cloth binding, $ 150 each
title / author stamped on spine or cover
in stock material: additional cost: custom fabric orders

Leather binding, $ 335 each
title / author stamped on spine or cover

Additional pricing details appear at the bottom of the page.


Titles, Author, Artwork.
It is standard for the author and title to be foil stamped on either the front cover or the spine. The standard studio font is 18 point Caslon.

Custom cover artwork and fonts may be provided. Stamping dies are made off-site, and charged by the square inch.

Multiple or additional stamping locations available at additional cost.

See custom art specifications and guidelines here.


Materials.
Bookcloth in a range of colors 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 a local commercial print shop for printing. Pricing available upon request. A handling surcharge will apply.


PRICING

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

Cloth binding, $ 150 each
title / author stamped on spine or cover
in stock material: additional cost: custom fabric orders, as billed

Leather binding, $ 335 each
title / author stamped on spine or cover

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.
Artwork guidelines here.