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I want to thank you for the very beautiful, elegant and functional custom-designed bookplates on a quick turn around. They were perfect for my very frenzied conference. I received much credit for being very clever and professional when really the bookplate was the fix for a book with black shiny pages throughout. However, from now on, I'll always have a bookplate made for the books I write because it made it a lot faster to sign books. Thanks for the tip about adding my website.
Paula Nadelstern, The Bronx, NY
Awaiting my homecoming yesterday was the delivery box from Bookplate Ink. They look fabulous! The boxes they come in are so very sweet and attractive that I know my client will be bowled over by the bookplates themselves and their packaging. Thank you again for all your help along the way with my custom design. Your product is exceptional.
Sincerely, Jackie Calderone
I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our recent order of bookplates. They’re lovely! Thank you very much for the care taken to produce something of such good quality.
All the best from us in Scotland,
Liane, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
This is the third bookplate that Karen has designed specifically for our school and we have been very pleased with them, especially after shopping around at length. We have felt very strongly about using this kind of large, special bookplate, believing that it enhanced the image of the program at our school and added to the prestige of donating to our media center.
Marcy Aydt, Media Specialist
Dommerich Elementary School
Book lovers are inherent lovers of quality. To truly appreciate the feel of real paper at your fingertips, the weight of a bound tome in your hands, this requires an appreciation of the finer things in life. Great customer service - this is the type of quality that as a book lover, I truly appreciate. Bookplate Ink showed me this kind of quality, and I am very grateful. Last November, my mother dropped a hint that she would love to have a certain quote on a bookplate. Obviously this was a long, rambling quote that would not fit on any of the bookplate templates. Karen worked with me to create a beautiful bookplate that my (hard to please) mother absolutely loved! She sent me proofs and kept in constant contact until we created something perfect. Bookplate Ink is a wonderful company, clearly bound (pun intended!) by the same values of quality and dependability to which I aspire in my own work. Thank you, Bookplate Ink, for a truly unique and lasting gift!
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Karen. I requested a custom-made bookplate and, with fingers crossed, I asked if it could be done in just under a week. With only a poorly-lit snapshot to work from, Karen was able to duplicate the image, color, and design perfectly. Karen's response time was remarkable. She put my perfectionist heart at ease with her timely and detailed replies. After a lovely exchange, the overall result was incredible. My very discerning friend was in awe, nearly speechless, when I presented her with Karen's creation. Weeks later, friends were (and are!) still admiring the bookplates. I cannot stop singing Karen's praises; she went above and beyond to execute my vision. We will be using these bookplates forever, especially as I intend to order another batch soon. They are true treasures.
Alison, New York, N.Y.
After failing miserably to get a custom ex libris stamp to work, I submitted my original artwork to Bookplate Ink. The results were superb, and I couldn't be happier. No fumbling with inks or glues, no worrying about applying equal pressure -- the bookplates are perfect every time. My friends and colleagues are as impressed with the quality of the images as I am. Being acid-free and archival quality, I've put bookplates on all of my antiquarian books. Karen was a pleasure to work with, and I'll certainly be ordering again as my collection grows! Thanks again, Bookplate Ink!
Brett D. Hirsch, University of Western Australia
I truly love your bookplates. I read extensively and just happened to come across an article describing a little history of bookplates. When I investigated further I found your business and was enthralled by your work. I have a great number of books in my house and have been applying your bookplates since I started (about 100 or so ago). I have shown my friends and, of course, when they are at my house and pick up a book, they see your bookplates. Although I don't collect books of the "antiquity/expensive" types, I believe they add such a personal, beautiful and historical component to my books.
This is just to let you know that my bookplates arrived this morning. They are perfect and exactly what I wanted. The custom image I provided looks excellent on the finished product. Thanks for a great job! I would certainly order from you again and will be sure to mention Bookplate Ink to all my friends and family.
I ordered book plates to use as a prize giveaway for my new book. I can’t say enough how fantastic Bookplate Ink has been to work with. Not only did I work with a real, live person who knew a LOT about book plates, she walked me through the steps I needed to take to make this book plate work, given the complexity of the design. (How do you make a book plate match perfectly the color of the endsheets of a book the printer’s never even seen?) The product itself is a lot higher-quality than I was expecting — the paper seems durable, and it comes with a peel-off backing and self-adhesive label. So much easier than the bookplates I remember from when I was a kid. Authors, I can highly recommend this company for bookplate swag.
Meagon Spooner, author
I received my bookplates this morning and they are just perfect! I will be proud to have these placed in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University library in memory of my dear husband, John. I was really grateful for your suggestions on typeset to make his name stand out. I also appreciate that you did exactly what you said you'd do, when you said you would, which is rare today. Thank you!
Bluffton, South Carolina
After a bit of Internet research on bookplate vendors, we decided on Bookplate Ink to fill our business need for custom bookplates. The online shopping experience was easy, customer service by phone and email (including revisions and final proof approval) was excellent, and the finished products outstanding! If you’re seeking high quality for a reasonable cost, Bookplate Ink can’t be beat!
Jan McGee, Koley Jessen PC LLO
My marketing department had a last-minute event, and Bookplate Ink saved the day with their prompt and polite service. Within days a beautiful bookplate on luxurious cream stock with die-cut rounded edges was delivered across country to the bookstore where our author was doing a signing. We got the credit for looking good with the fast and beautiful bookplates--and we couldn't have found a better company for the job! Thank you Karen and all at Bookplate Ink.
Columbia University Press
Just wanted to drop a short note of appreciation for the rapid and resourceful assistance provided by Karen Gardner, in placing a difficult although small order for the necessary bookplates needed to honor a family's request to donate a number of books to the nursing/rehab facility that so helped to enhance the final days of their dear mother.
It is, indeed, a most respectable and admirable method to honor one's passing and one that will continue on through time. I would suggest that anyone wanting to follow a similar path would be very well served to contact Bookplate Ink and allow them to offer what is a most significant and very professional method to accomplish this difficult task. You will be very well served! Thanks once again Bookplate Ink.
Can't thank you enough for your patience, your effort and your time. The bookplates were perfect. The donors were thrilled, my client was thrilled and all the people who showed up to put them in the books were impressed with the quality of your product. Many many thanks.
Wendy Stern Branzburg
We received the bookplates this afternoon and they look just great! I can't see any difference to the original Antioch plates that I have been using. My wife just loves having her own plates for her growing collection of books. I've started using mine today on the few books that I was "behind" on and my wife has a lot of work to do to get her "library" plated! We are both very glad we found you and appreciate all that you have done to keep fine quality bookplates available in the market. We will recommend Bookplate Ink to our friends and look forward to doing business with you again.
Dave & Mary Lou
I have just received my personalised bookplates and I am extremely pleased – thank you. Your company’s customer service, as demonstrated by asking for clarification, suggesting some other options, and letting me know when to expect them in Australia, was exemplary. I also believe I will get my loaned books returned more reliably. I will highly recommend your company to my other friends.
I want to thank you, for all the folks at Beulah Baptist Church, for doing such a good job on the bookplates for our Hymnal Project. I recommend your work to anyone.
Beulah Baptist Church
The bookplates arrived today and I just wanted you to know that I am very pleased with them. These are the third type of bookplates I've used since I began my library many decades ago and I am much happier with these than I was with the previous plates. You do excellent custom work and deliver an outstanding product. Thank you!
Thank you Karen and Bookplate Ink! I have been so delighted with all my bookplates for each novel. The colors and quality are so satisfying! I can't wait to see what you will do next!
Emily Giffin, author of Love the One You're With, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, and Heart of the Matter. emilygiffin.com
When I first started looking for bookplates I could sign for my non-local readers, I scoured the internet looking for unique or customizable designs that weren't going to cost me a fortune. I wasn't very impressed with most of what was out there--but then I found Bookplate Ink. Being the picky person I am, I wanted to design separate sets of bookplates that would custom match each of my novels' covers, and even with larger-than-normal sizes and using full color, Bookplate Ink's prices were more than reasonable. Their customer service is impeccable and they always play nice with my graphic designer, making the whole process smooth and uncomplicated. And the best part--the final products have been gorgeous! High quality paper, vibrant colors, and I don't have to spend a huge chunk of my advance just to buy them. I highly recommend Bookplate Ink.
Alison Strobel, author of The Weight of Shadows, Worlds Collide, Violette Between, That's Where God Is, and
Reinventing Rachel: A Novel. alisonstrobel.com
The bookplates came, and they're perfect and on time for my husband's birthday. Thank you all so much. I'm very pleased and appreciate the quality and timeliness of my order's completion. I can't wait for his birthday!
Thank you for your personal attention, timely response to my many questions, and advice when I was not sure about design. The bookplates are beautiful and were ready in plenty of time for our program's event. It was a pleasure to work with you.
I just arrived home to find a lovely package waiting for me! The bookplates arrived in plenty of time for me to wrap them, and they are absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for the excellent service and the beautiful product. I am sure I will be contacting you again for more bookplates before too long.
We really liked the bookplates you made for my father's library. We donated over 800 books
to the Tennessee Aviation Museum library at Middle Tenn. State Univ.
I originally found you online, but this is my third order, and I've got more friends having babies soon!! This is my favorite baby gift -- a few classic books with labels inside, and the rest in a lovely box. Just perfect.
A. Waxman, Los Angeles
I wish to provide a brief letter of recommendation for bookplateink.com. I am the owner of a well known private bible foundation that features some of the rarest English translations of the bible in the world. Obviously, when selecting a book plate for the purpose of provenance the key for me is to insure the paper used is acid free and the ink and printing is of fine quality. I am very impressed with this organization and am proud to have placed a bookplate in such unique treasures as the “Printers issue of the first Geneva Bible”, the first English translation of the complete bible by William Tyndale and the first King James Bible “HE” version just to name a few of my treasures. I recommend this organization without reservation.
For our Holiday Party this year we gave our architecture school faculty and staff sketchbooks—a common and often used accessory. Since the books were otherwise plain, we used bookplates to create a message and indicate our school affiliation. They were a big hit. As important, the service we received from Bookplate Ink was excellent. It was focused and attentive, clearly offering the kind of personal attention that we all crave these days. Everything was done as we requested, with regular communication to be sure our specs were being met. The final product was beautiful, delivered within our deadline, and the entire experience was positive. I heartily recommend Bookplate Ink!
NewSchool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA
Thank you, Bookplate Ink, for the beautiful and unique bookplates! I was so very happy with the quality of your product, the incredible customer service (how nice to work with such a responsive *human* these days!), and the speed of delivery. I gave your bookplates to my former teacher who was being inducted into our high school's Hall of Fame after 36 years of service -- she was thrilled, and thought the pattern was absolutely beautiful! Her thank you note reads: "I just love the charming bookplates which will grace my most-loved books." Thank you for such an occasion-appropriate gift and for being such fun to work with -- I'll be back!
St. Paul, MN
I don't know that I ever thanked you properly for the BEAUTIFUL printing of our bookplates. The bookplates have all been put in, they look FABULOUS and we are VERY pleased. You do great work, and I am recommending Bookplate Ink to everyone I know who needs bookplates! Thank you VERY, VERY much.
Keddem Congregation, Palo Alto, CA
We received the bookplates for the hymnals that we donated in memory of our son, Thomas, right on schedule. They are gorgeous...beautifully done, crisp, clean and visually elegant. They look perfect in the hymnals that will be used in the new chapel at his school. The chapel is stunning, with carved wooden pews, stained glass that is meticulously done, tile and dark cherry wood panelling. It has a masculine, quiet but commanding look. So the bookplates had to be "just right" with a strong but subtle look, as they will be seen by the whole school every day at mass. They will also be seen by parents, visiting lecturers and guests, dignitaries, famous authors, ambassadors...and most importantly, boys and young men who were like brothers to our son. He had a lot of friends who loved him dearly and miss him terribly as they were all just about to graduate together when he was killed.
So - these bookplates are kind of a big deal and they are perfect. We wanted them to be beautiful, strong and subtle so they would not overwhelm or overpower, but be a quiet reminder of our beautiful boy. So, now when the students, alumni, teachers, etc. attend mass in the chapel, they will think of our son while they are praying, singing or just sitting.
Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts.
Art and Susan Carroll
Thanks so much for the timely delivery of the bookplates. They were a gift for my mother and she absolutely loved them. They were even more beautiful than expected: gorgeous, high-quality and elegant.
Erin G., San Francisco
When I got back to my desk Friday afternoon I could not believe that the bookplates were here! They are perfect—and I can’t thank you enough for all your attention to this little project. I am sure the plates will receive a great response during our event and I will be sure to recommend your services.
Seth A., New York
Thank you for the beautiful bookplates; they were the perfect gift for our young friends next door, who are eager new readers. Bookplate Ink offers a wonderful selection--I even found the beloved bookplate design my parents had given me as a child! I especially appreciated your prompt response to all my queries, and I admire the way you handled all our transactions in a way that was both professional and personal. Your commitment to providing a quality product and excellent customer service is obvious—it’s a pleasure to do business with someone who willingly puts extra time and consideration into each purchase. I’m so glad I read that article in the “Wall Street Journal” singing your praises. They are well-deserved. Can’t wait to recommend you to my friends and family!
D.C., Boulder, CO
The bookplates arrived today, and we are thrilled with them. They are absolutely gorgeous. I cannot thank you enough, and only hope I have many opportunities in future to recommend you and your marvelous work to others.
I ordered a previous set of 50 for my son about a month and a half ago and they are beautiful! I put them in all his best-loved books, including the Wizard of Oz, Chronicles of Narnia, Borrowers, and Harry Potter series. These are nice, albeit well worn, hardcover books and they are certainly considered classics but the bookplates add a timeless quality to them and they now feel like family heirlooms that can be passed on to his own children one day. Thank you so much for providing such a quality product and outstanding customer service. I will certainly be ordering more in the near future.
I just received the bookplates today and couldn’t wait to open them! THEY ARE GORGEOUS!!!! I am so excited….with our school mascot being a mustang the design is perfect and will be a fabulous prize as part of our event this year. I cannot wait to bring these to school tomorrow to show everyone! This summer I know I will be ordering ones for my own personal library. The artwork is beautiful, and I was so happy that they were individually boxed rather than on a roll!!! You’ve got a big fan here in Colorado- and I know lots of book lovers to pass along to you! Thanks again.
Our Upper Arlington Public Library needed bookplates to honor the donors of a special collection. I found Bookplateink.com on the Internet. We are very pleased with our new bookplates featuring the Whitmore tree and the name of our donors, Dr. and Mrs. Martin P. Sayers. The chocolate ink image on the ecru bookplate looks crisp and clean. Our new Sayers Collection bookplates made by Bookplateink.com are a big hit with patrons and staff.
Upper Arlington Public Library
I wanted to thank you for your patience with and timely responses to my many questions during the ordering process. The professional personalization in various fonts on the diverse assortment of bookplates I ordered will add the personal touch to our home library I was seeking to achieve. I was also impressed by your company’s ability to produce and ship as promised. I look forward to doing business with you and your company again in the future.
Julie Aften, GA
I was very fortunate to have stumbled onto Bookplate Ink on the Internet. We were giving hymnals to a nursing center in memory of our mother, who had spent her last years there. We wanted bookplates for the hymnals. From the beginning, Bookplate Ink was very helpful, making suggestions as to bookplates that would be appropriate for hymnals. Bookplate Ink did beautiful work with the printing and wording of the message on the bookplates. I would use Bookplate Ink again in a heartbeat.
Cathy, Watkinsville, GA"
The Milne Library in Williamstown would like to thank you again for the lovely bookplates. We appreciate your working hard through the holiday season and want you to know the plates arrived and were in the books before the launch of our book challenge. Thanks again from all of us. You're great!
Mindy from the David and Joyce Milne Public Library, Williamstown, Mass
Just received the bookplates and I'm delighted -- exactly as I expected, when I expected them, and I love the color. You do good work!
J.P., Naples, FL
The bookplate is absolutely perfect! It could not be any better and is beyond what I expected. I'm sure my son will appreciate the work you've done and will enjoy using them. Thanks for assisting me in giving him a unique Christmas gift--
Susan Cunningham, South Carolina, after seeing a proof of her coat of arms bookplate
The bookplates arrived and they are gorgeous! Thank you for the excellent customer service, and providing me with the perfect gift for my friend! Thanks much!
Customer in Birmingham, Alabama
Bookplate Ink provided us with an excellent product, delivered right on time, and at a very affordable price. Our bookplates were a custom design to suit our particular needs – thirty-one New York Times Bestselling Authors signed each one for a promotional give-away to the top 100 independent mystery booksellers. We highly recommend Bookplate Ink and will definitely use them again.
M. Diane Vogt
National Events Committee Chair, International Thriller Writers, Inc.
We received our bookplates and they look gorgeous! I appreciate the personal service we received from Bookplate Ink and the convenience of choosing and customizing the bookplate via the Bookplate Ink website.
Seattle Art Museum Libraries
The bookplates arrived in the afternoon mail, and they're nicer than in 'my mind's eye'. In fact, already a couple have been put in place. Our oldest son has quite a library from the years he was earning his two Master's Degrees from Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Just got to thinking that at least one set of these would make a nice present at Christmas or birthday time. Thank you very much! I'm very pleased.
A helpful customer informed us that she orders bookplates when hosting a baby shower. In her own words, "I explain in the invitation for guests to purchase a favorite book to help start the baby's library (a bookplate is included in each invitation). I ask guests to personalize the bookplate and adhere it to the gift. It's a unique theme for a baby shower and books make a cherished gift." Thanks for the idea, Juliana!
Just a quick note to let you know the medical bookplates for Kristi M., M.D. arrived today. They look very nice, and I know Kristi will be very pleased. She is beginning her medical career in Italy as a pediatrician on a NATO base there. She wanted some bookplates for her professional books. These are perfect.
Thank you again,
Katherine M. (Her mom)
You did a wonderful job with a very challenging project. I know that it was not easy to get the text of the dedication into the special Lithuanian language format, but it came out looking very clean and professional. I sent the bookmarks to the village in rural Lithuania and the director of education was pleased with the final result. They are now appearing in library books all over the countryside. Thank you for your care and patience.
Finally, I have found a place to purchase quality bookplates with a great assortment of classic designs, that are well presented and of good quality. To top it off, the staff is pleasant to work with and very accommodating. I am both impressed and pleased.
Martha May Fink
Bookplate Ink's bookplates are beautiful - classy, elegant - like the library plates of old. My husband loved his gift so much, I ordered another set for my dad's birthday. These are well packaged, quality bookplates — and the service is excellent. I highly recommend them!
When I began to look online for bookplates, I found many that were silly, too cartoon-ish or deeply academic. I was close to giving up when I stumbled upon Karen Gardner’s site. I found a design that I just loved (a cedar tree) and had her customize it slightly. Since I had never ordered bookplates before, I did not know exactly how they would look once they arrived in the mail. I was stunned when I received my bookplates. They were everything I wanted them to be: elegant, gorgeous, and indicative of my native region, northern Wisconsin. I have had some readers take them just for the sheer beauty of the ink etching of the weathered cedar tree. I am proud to sign them and they add to the beauty of my novel when the reader pastes one inside the cover. I also experienced a great business transaction throughout the whole process. I cannot recommend Bookplate Ink highly enough!”
Mary Relindes Ellis
Author of The Turtle Warrior
“Our full color bookplates for the Rotary book project are beautiful! They are nicely centered and will identify the books donated through our literacy project. Thanks for your excellent service!”
Rotary Club of Lake Township, Ohio
“When I needed bookplates for hymnals placed in our church in my husband’s memory, I did an Internet search for companies who print bookplates. I came across Bookplate Ink and emailed them with some basic information and questions. They got back to me right away and were very helpful with design choice, font and wording. I got a preview of the bookplate via email before it was printed so I could actually see what I was getting and make any needed changes before it went to press. The order was printed and shipped well within the date I needed it, and I could not be happier with the quality. When you order items off the Internet from an unknown company, you are never quite certain what you are going to get. With Bookplate Ink, you can be assured that you are getting a quality product and excellent customer service. I would not hesitate in ordering from this company again or recommending them to anyone I know.”
Just to let you know the bookplates came this morning, delighted with them, 1st class, many thanks. Hope to do business with you again. Again thanks!
John James Jamieson
I just stumbled onto you and I can't say enough about how thrilled I am to have found you. I was searching for bookplates but the ones I've seen before now, have always been sort of simplistic, "juvinileish", and just plain crowded with lines and tons of jiberish...too busy for me and yet to "second-hand" appearing. With Bookplate Ink, I have found not only a great choices of bookplates but the services offered are above and beyond, and I for one appreciated it so much that I placed an order within 5 minutes.
To top it off, you also allowed an author (www.maryrelindesellis.com) to promote her first novel in your feedback section, and for that too, I am extremely pleased...more so that I ordered her book, The Turtle Warrior, a great story, and recommended to everyone who enjoys historical types of "back home feelings" storylines. Just a fine book all the way around!
You, Bookplate Ink, are extremely exceptional and I'm very happy to be a part of your customer base! Thank you so much!!
The Book Shopaholic, TripleCFurrs@yahoo.com