custom ex libris
*Shipping to Europe in the following countries: Austria – Belgium – Denmark – Finland – France – Germany – Greece – Ireland – Luxembourg – Norway – Netherlands – Poland – Portugal – Spain – Sweden
- The stamp measures approximately 50 x 38 mm.
- The ink pad is not included
If you enter the recipient’s email when purchasing the gift card, he will receive an email with the voucher code, and a link from which to access the form to describe the subject of the ex libris.
Let the recipient of your gift choose the subject, you certainly won’t go wrong!
If, on the other hand, you enter your email, just forward the link to the form and the voucher code.
It takes about 3-4 weeks from when I receive the completed form. This is an indicative period and also depends on your response times. If you have special needs, write me before purchasing, to check my availability.
Do you want to give an ex libris but don’t know exactly which subject you’d like best? Buy a prepaid ex libris, the person concerned will interact with me to explain the subject and choose from the drafts.
Are you thinking of giving an ex libris for Christmas? Then I advise you to think about it very soon! From October to the end of November I take commissions for the Christmas period, I usually don’t take new commissions in December to avoid shipping in the worst time of the year!
gift card ex libris - step by step
buy the gift voucher
Do you want to give an ex libris to your friend but are not sure which subject he/she would like above? Let him / her choose! Buy a gift card.
creation of the subject
You will receive the voucher code via email and the link to the form that your friend will have to fill in so that I have all the information to start working. He/She will have to describe the subject he/she wants: an animal, a passion, how he/she love to pass the time, a place of him/her heart, him/her favorite film or it could be one or two drop caps.
within 7 working days I usually send at least 2 or 3 pen proofs by e-mail, he / she will tell me which one you prefer, if you want some changes or if you want other proofs, until you find the subject that best represents and satisfies you.
He / she will have to give me confirmation of the final draft via email.
I engrave the matrix
my favorite part: I arm myself with gouges and start to engrave the design
packaging and assembling
I print the stamp on the wooden support and on the matchstick box. Once shipped I will send you the code to track the package.
the subjects of the ex libris already created cannot be replicated
They are an example of which subjects you can ask and how they can be made with the linocut technique.
I really want each of you to have a unique and unrepeatable ex libris!
frequently asked questions
The use is very simple: ink the stamp with an ink pad, then place it on the page you want to print, it is usually placed on the title page under the author and title of the book. Press well and swing slightly without lifting the stamp.
That’s it, now your book has imprinted its rightful owner, a way to celebrate the bond that is born between book and reader.
I’m using the linocut technique. The ex libris are engraved by hand with gouges following the design that is decided together with the client.
I love creating objects from start to finish, for this reason I also take care of cutting the wooden supports and the cardboard for the box that will contain the stamp I hand print (spoon technique) the stamp on the wood and on the cardboard, and finally I assemble everything. In addition, I insert in the package a small booklet with a short presentation and some advice on use.
To use the ex libris you can take a classic ink pad that you find in stationery stores, such as Pelikan.
Or if you prefer a more precise result, I recommend the Versa Craft or VersaFine ink pads. You can find them in many formats and colors. Also even if you take the smaller pad you can always ink a large stamp.