We specialize in Gilding with gold or silver edge: Bibles, special books, business cards, wedding invitations, cards, etc.
Book gilding is an art that requires patience and skill. We have artisans that will gild either gold or silver foil on the edge of your favorite book.
Edge gilding is done by trimming book, rounding corners, sanding, sizing and then applying gold or silver foil with heated roller.
Our specialty is smaller runs of books. We can do one book or up to one hundred or more. Square or rounded corners. We will work with you.
We do have a $50 minimum order. But average size Bibles may run about $25-$35 each. Please call for quote with size and amount of books to be gilded.
Due to the custom and artistic nature of the products and services offered, we reserve the right to reject any design request by anyone at any time and/or any potential projects that involve subject matter that we do not approve of.
Our focus in book gilding is to service smaller binderies and individuals who need book edge decoration. Not all books may be able to receive gold edge if there are existing oils or hand lotions that have penetrated the paper as may be the case in older, well used books. In these instances we are able to offer alternatives for edge decoration. These issues should not arise in brand new books.
Book gilding is an art that requires patience and skill. We have artisans that will gild gold or silver foil on the edge of your favorite book. Edge gilding is done by trimming book, rounding corners, sanding, and then applying gold or silver foil with heated roller.
There are three main ways of accomplishing this:
1- Small gilder that will clamp and foil 1-2 books at a time, this requires hand sanding, sizing and hand pressure of roller.
2-Larger 2 station gilder that clamps 10-15 books of same size in cart then is sent into first station which automatically sands one side of book block at a time. Next corners are sanded and book block is ready for sizing and station 2. Here cart is fed into machine that automatically rolls on foil to one edge at a time. Corners or gilded with hand roller.
3-The third type of gilding system is very large and is only cost effective for mass production of the exact same size book. This system has a conveyor that each individual book is fed through. Has the book remains in the clamped conveyor it goes thou several steps where it is automatically cut, sized and gilded. Once the three sides have been gilded, stacks of books are taken to a corner rounding and gilding machine.
We focus on the first two methods and will work with you to gold edge one book or one hundred. Many large Bible publishers will use the third type of gilding system. The larger system does have some apparent draw backs. Since the corners are cut and gilded at the same time there is no provision for sizing them. The result is a nice looking book until it is used for any length of time. At which the corners will flake off. Our system allows for sizing all three sides and the corners, making for a higher quality longer lasting gild.
Return of Unsolicited Items or Cancelled Orders: If you cancel your order you are responsible for the shipping charges to return the items to you. Due to the custom and artistic nature of the products and services offered, we reserve the right to reject any design request by anyone at any time and/or any potential projects that involve subject matter that we do not approve of.