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.

Doming is a printed pressure sensitive label with domed shaped clear plastic on top. If the label was round the size of a quarter the rounded clear plastic on the top would measure about 1/4” thick at the highest point in the centre.


Domed Labels

You may see a “domed label” in the middle of the steering wheel in your car or on your car’s dashboard. See the following pictures for a better understanding of the what the domes look like.

Please note that we do not manufacture plastic domed labels … we just apply them by the thousands or tens of thousands. We are experienced enough to know who the best suppliers are!

We know who to go to for both long and short runs, for the very fussy jobs, for the highest quality (not all jobs need the highest quality), for the fastest turn-around time and who can work best with unusual label substrates (like vinyl).

Domed Labels

You can supply the printed pressure sensitive labels.  We can put you in touch with who we feel is the best supplier or we can handle the whole job for you.  The companies that manufacture the domed labels for the most part don’t apply the labels.  The applying is our main skill set.  We know how to specify the labels depending on what surface they are to be applied to.  We also know the pricing and timing for the label application.

We have applied domes to vinyl wrapped boxes, brochures and card and can do whatever your customer needs!


  • Smooth, soft, rounded
  • Clear
  • Can be various shapes such as round, square, oval, rectangular and more


  • Domes add depth and makes the label three dimensional
  • Plastic, polyurethane “dome” is tough, durable and reflects light
  • These details add uniqueness to your artwork
  • They enrich both the logo and the merchandise creating a “Pop” off the surface look that gives it a “WOW” factor that few other graphic effects can!

 Factors to consider

This process is flexible. You can print the labels yourself . . . or have the doming company print them. You could allow us to handle the entire project or have us do the label applying only. There is lots flexibility.

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