Custom Ex-Libris Labels

The term "Ex-Libris" in Latin can be translated to "from the library of" and was traditionally used to state the ownership of a book. Ex-Libris or bookplate labels are often found pasted behind the front cover of a book and many of these labels are personally designed to represent something that is meaningful to the book owner. The word "Ex-Libris" is usually engraved before the name of the owner and is part of the label. Some people these days like to commission artists to design a bookplate, not necessarily to use for books, but just to have a small piece of decorative art that is personal and significant to them.

A friend of mine suggested that I should expand on this Ex-Libris idea and give it a try with small labels. How cool would it be to have your own personalized labels that are drawn and designed just for you? Not to mention that in this digital age, you will never run out of them! 

I only have two Ex-Libris orders complete as of now, but be sure to check back for more later!

  • An order can have up to 8 designs, all revolving around one theme.

  • Paper size is standard Letter (8.5" x 11") or A4 (210mm x 297mm)

  • Choose up to 8 different label shapes from the list below (please note if you want it to be horizontal)

  • Two free revisions are included in the order. One for a pencil outline and one for the finished proof. There is a fee of $5 for each added revision. 

  • Please no designs involving human figures. 

  • I can also work from your favorite pictures or images 

  • Depending on the quantity of orders I am working on, a custom Ex-Libris order can take me a few months to deliver. 

  • For ordering a custom Ex-Libris sheet, you agree that the finished product will be available to sell by Sparks Labels and that the custom name after "Ex-Libris" will appear on the product. 

  • The price may seem high for a sheet of labels, but please understand that a set of 8 different designs usually take me anywhere from 15-30 hours to complete. 

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Pick Your Label Shape(s)!

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