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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.

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Stephanie Gibbs

18 point Caslon, handset studio type

18 point Caslon, handset studio type

It is customary for the title and author to be stamped in foil on the cover or spine of a book. The studio has a range of lead type in stock from which the title is hand-set, and foil stamped.

18 point Caslon is typically used for scripts and thesis bindings. Handset type is uppercase only. See image to right.

Foil is available in gold, black, brown, red (metallic), blue, green, beige, white, and silver. See swatches below.

Some clients wish to use custom artwork, logos, and images. This is possible by having a magnesium stamping die made. Images of this type of project can be seen below.

Specifications for stamping dies:

black and white artwork
format: TIF, AI with fonts outlined, or PSD with layers flattened
1200 dpi
100% scale
multiple dies can be combined

maximum size per die, 5.75" x 9.75"

Stamping dies are made off-site, are charged by the square inch, and shipping charges apply.

Gibbs Bookbinding is happy to assist in creating print-ready files from your artwork, but design fees will apply.

Stamping may be done on paper, cloth, or leather; and on the spine, front cover, or back cover.