Chicago Screws


Unlock Personalization Excellence with Ludlow Stamping for Your Hardback Books

In the dynamic world of bookbinding and finishing, the ability to personalize hardback books has taken center stage. Imagine having the names of personnel in various sizes, typefaces, and colors adorning your books—truly a bespoke touch. At our binding and finishing company, we bring a unique perspective to personalization, especially through a process called “Ludlow” stamping, a technique that has stood the test of time for over 150 years.

The Ludlow Stamping Advantage: When it comes to personalization, the Ludlow stamping technique offers unparalleled flexibility and precision. We can personalize hardback books with up to 3000 different names, each varying in size, font, and color. The Ludlow machine, a testament to craftsmanship, creates lead type for individual names like John Doe, ensuring a distinctive and elegant appearance on the book cover.

Seamless Foil Stamping: In our commitment to providing high-quality and cost-effective personalization options, we’ve seamlessly integrated Ludlow stamping into our processes. Unlike traditional methods that involve debossing or embossing impressions on the book cover, Ludlow stamping employs foil to create a sleek and refined appearance. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also allows us to offer a remarkable 80% cost savings on a per-unit basis for foil stamping on a run of 3000 names.

Quality Beyond Tradition: While Ludlow stamping is a 150-year-old process, our implementation ensures that the quality surpasses traditional standards. The precision and attention to detail in Ludlow stamping make each personalized name stand out with clarity and finesse. The result is a level of quality that not only pays homage to the rich history of Ludlow stamping but also meets the demands of modern aesthetics.

Cost-Effective Personalization: Choosing Ludlow stamping for personalized, individual names on the front of your hardback book not only ensures top-notch quality but also provides a cost-effective solution. The substantial reduction in per-unit pricing for a run of 3000 names makes Ludlow stamping an attractive choice for publishers and authors seeking both excellence and efficiency.

How to Get Started: If you’re intrigued by the prospect of having personalized, individual names stamped on the front of your hardback books, we invite you to give us a call. Our dedicated team is ready to discuss your specific requirements and showcase the capabilities of Ludlow stamping. Additionally, feel free to email us for a sample, allowing you to experience firsthand the elegance and uniqueness that Ludlow stamping brings to personalized book covers.

Elevate the personalization of your hardback books with Ludlow stamping, a time-honored technique that seamlessly blends tradition with modern efficiency. Experience the unmatched quality, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of Ludlow stamping by reaching out to us today. Transform your hardback books into personalized masterpieces that leave a lasting impression on readers and make your literary works truly stand out.

Chicago Screws

Chicago Screws

Chicago screws come in numerous length quarter inch to several inches. There are more colours than pictured produced by various suppliers. If you want a book with Chicago screws that is a case wrapped cover and maybe you want to coordinate the colours of the Chicago screws of the lining of the cover or some of the pages we can probably help.

Chicago Screws

These two pictures show a book which has a hardcover.  But its much different than a normal hardback case-bound book.  This book has been bound with “Chicago Screws.”  When we produced this book, we produced the dark brown case in one of our two automatic, high-speed case makers that is used in the process for normal hardback case-bound books.  What is different is that we can take the brown wrapped cover and full surface line it with the beige paper.  We drilled holes though loose paper. We then apply a short case which is a dark brown and put the Chicago screws through it.  Then the book with the Chicago screws is full surface glued to the inside back cover.  When its closed it looks almost 100% like a normal hardback case-bound book.  It sits in a library bookshelf the very same.  The difference is that as soon as you lift the cover you can turn the pages like any other book.  If you need to remove pages or add pages, you simply remove the screws.  If you don’t have a screwdriver, simply take a dime, screw the top off and remove the pages.  It’s very functional.

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