Elevate the style of your library with our exquisite ex libris featuring a stunning Japanese woodcut print of a serene garden and the iconic Mitsudomoe symbol. Printed on high-quality gummed paper, this ex-libris is the perfect addition to any book lover's collection.
Our ex libris showcases the beauty of traditional Japanese art with a timeless design that will captivate your imagination. The Mitsudomoe symbol adds an element of cultural significance, while the vibrant colors of red, blue, green, and black add a touch of elegance to this stunning design.
Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, our ex libris is a beautiful work of art and a practical tool to keep track of your books. Its easy-to-use gummed backing makes it effortless to apply and will stay securely in place.
Whether you're a collector of fine prints, a lover of Japanese art, or simply looking for a distinctive way to label your books, our Japanese garden and Mitsudomoe ex libris is a perfect choice. It's a one-of-a-kind accessory that will enhance the beauty and uniqueness of your library.
Make a statement with our Japanese garden and Mitsudomoe ex libris, and add a touch of culture and beauty to your book collection. Order yours today and indulge in Japanese culture's rich history and artistry.
Bookplates are crafted on 50# White English Finish Gummed Paper and hand-cut to size. Gummed paper is coated with an adhesive backing that requires water to activate (similar to traditional stamps). Once the adhesive is activated, the paper will adhere to the front pastedown of your book.
Historically, bookplates have been printed on gummed paper for various reasons. First, the glue is water-soluble and can be removed by steaming or wetting without damaging your book. Second, gummed paper dries flat and without residue, eliminating the waste of sticker adhesive backings. Third, the finished bookplate has a refined look and feel.
• Dimensions: 4in x 2.5in, 10.16cm x 6.35cm
• Substrate: 50# White English Finish Gummed Paper
• Adhesive: Moisture/Water activated
• Quantity: 30 Bookplates
• Turn around time: 3-5 days
• Each bookplate ships in a hardback envelope with instructions.
• Each bookplate is handcrafted and cut to size and may vary slightly from the rest
• Option to Personalize: Yes
These bookplates can be personalized with your name(s). You can choose either your first name or both first and last names. The font used is an adjusted version of Huscon Sans, as shown. A maximum of 25 characters is allowed. You may customize it in blue, orange, green, or black.
On a clean surface, moisten the back of the bookplate with a damp sponge. The bookplate will curl up a little; this is normal. Affix the moistened bookplate where desired, smoothing the paper from the center outwards to eliminate any creases and wrinkles. Gummed paper dries flat and smooth. I recommend you test a paper surface before applying to your book to get a feel for the moisture/glue. Don't moisten the front of the bookplate, as the inks are not waterproof. If you opted for blank bookplates, write your name in before applying. Store unused bookplates in a dark, dry place.
A bookplate is sometimes called an ex-libris meaning "from the books of" in Latin. The earliest known example, dated to 1480, is the bookplate of Hilprand Brandenburg, a Carthusian monk. At first, most bookplates were designed to safeguard the property of nobles; thus, they were adorned with coats of arms and other indicators of inherited prestige. This was the case through the 18th century; though styles changed with artistic trends. The 19th century saw the rise of the middle class. Scholars, professionals, and other educated individuals became interested in bookplates and commissioned works in a pictorial vein. Since then, ex libris have been used to denote personal property and as a form of personal expression. Since ex-libris stamps were generally never seen by the public, the artwork varied tremendously from intimate erotic scenes to darkly expressionistic styles.