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These are some of the questions that we are frequently asked. If you have a question that is not answered here, do not hesitate to e-mail Karen at or call
937-319-0067 (local) or 
 866-483-3830 (toll free). 


Do you have bookplates for authors to sign?

Yes, we provide bookplates to many authors to use for book signings or to send to readers as a promotional item. The least expensive possibility is one of the border designs in the non-personalized category, M752 or N100. These designs leave plenty of room for an autograph and personal note from the author. Many writers order one of our border designs and have their name printed at the top or bottom. For a more personalized look, we often print bookplates for authors with custom artwork, such as the artwork from the jacket cover of the book. Feel free to call or e-mail for more information.



Many of your designs have the words "ex libris" on them. What does this mean?

"Ex libris" is Latin, meaning literally "of books" or "from the library of." The term has been associated so closely with bookplates that many people refer to bookplates as "ex libris."



How are the bookplates packaged?

Orders of 50, 100, 200 and 300 bookplates are packaged in attractive gift boxes. Our gift boxes have a white cardboard bottom and an attractive white cardboard top. An example is shown in the images on our home page. Larger orders are usually shipped in a white corrugated cardboard box. If you would like gift boxes with your larger orders, please let us know by e-mail when you have placed your order.  



I am ordering bookplates as a gift. Will cost information be included with the order?

We do not include billing or payment information with our orders.  



My order is being shipped directly to the gift recipient. Can I have a gift note included?

Yes, when requested, we include a gift tag on the top of the bookplate box. You will find a section in the ordering process which allows you to specify the name and gift message desired. 



Do you have designs that are not shown on the website?

Yes, we have an archive of quite a few bookplate designs from the Antioch Company that are no longer in print. If you are looking for a particular design, perhaps one you had years ago, contact us and we will see if we can locate it and re-print it for you.  



Can you re-print the bookplates I’ve been using for years?

Yes, if you send us a clean, clear print of a bookplate, we can most likely re-print it for you. You can mail a paper copy or e-mail a digital file. 



Can any of your designs be altered?

We are sometimes able to alter our designs to accommodate customers’ wishes. This includes enlarging or shrinking designs. However, this is possible on a case by case basis, depending upon the design and the request. Please contact us for more information.   



Can I have bookplates made in any other sizes?

We having the capability to print bookplates with custom artwork in many sizes and dimensions. Costs will vary, depending upon the amount of paper needed. Some of our own designs lend themselves to being printed in other sizes as well, but not all.  



There are so many wonderful designs available. Is it possible to place an order with a selection of designs?

It is possible to do this, however, it is much more time- and labor-intensive for us. It is also not possible to place such an order directly on the website. If you’re interested in this option, please e-mail Karen at . She will discuss your options and give you a price quote.




Bookplate Ink LLC is committed to respecting the privacy of our customers and anyone who visits www.bookplateink.com. We only have access to information that you voluntarily give us via e-mail or by submitting an order. We will never sell, rent or share this information with another party except as necessary to process and ship your order.

We ask for your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and credit card information on our order form. This information is used solely to process your order. We use your e-mail address to confirm your order and may contact you by phone if clarification is needed regarding your order. We use UPS and US mail to ship orders and a credit card processing company to process orders. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposed beyond filling your order.

We will never sell your e-mail address to a third party. We do not generally send unsolicited e-mail but may infrequently send an e-mail to our customers announcing new products or services. You may request to opt-out of these e-mails by contacting us by e-mail or phone.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites.


At Bookplate Ink, we want you to be completely satisfied with your bookplates. If you are disappointed with your order in any way, please contact Karen Gardner at or toll free at 866-483-3830 as soon as possible.

If your bookplates arrive damaged in any way, we will replace them at no additional cost. We may ask you to return the bookplates to us in their original packaging so that we can examine the damage. You will be reimbursed for the shipping cost.

If you are not completely satisfied with your custom printed bookplates, please notify us within 30 days. If we made a mistake, including but not limited to printing text incorrectly or shipping the wrong design, we will send a new order to you as soon as possible or refund your money in full. We cannot be held responsible for incorrect information submitted when an order is placed, such as the spelling of a name. Please fill out the order form carefully to avoid any problems.

If you are not pleased with any pre-printed bookplates you have ordered, we will refund your money or provide you with store credit to choose another product as a replacement.




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