Email Asterisk Books the following information:
I'll email you a black and white layout for approval. One revision allowed.
Pricing: Labels under 4 square inches (width x height) are $8 for black smooth skiver leather; $2 per square inch for larger sizes. As shown below, prices are a bit more for other leathers and for genuine gold foil. Additional charges may apply for needed design work such as matching existing designs or for larger labels requiring special set-up. Often I can make two very small labels together (under 3 square inches or so in total) and charge for one.
Discounts: I am willing to work out a discount for multiple labels on a case-by-case basis but I generally cannot discount orders from Etsy or other online platforms, so contact me
Postage is billed at cost - normally 2-3 labels are under 1 ounce which is $.50 within the U.S. and $1.15 to most other countries.
Payment: Once I make the label, you'll get a photo of the finished label and an invoice. You can pay by paypal, credit card (through Square) or check. Your label will be mailed postage paid (in the US) within a week after I receive payment.
BordersThe following top and bottom borders are available for most labels. More design ideas are here.
High quality metallic hot stamping foil with gold/silver finish. U.S.-made.
Genuine Gold FoilAmazing, brilliant finish -- just what you'd expect. Never tarnishes. The 23 karat is light gold; the 22 karat is darker, antique gold. Prices are 50 percent more than standard foil (so a label that costs $8 in standard foil would cost $12 in real gold foil). Some design restrictions apply. Email me
All leathers are vegetable tanned, specially made for bookbinding. Great for books, Exposures albums, tags and more.
Smooth and very flexible - very thin, approx .3 mm. $8 for up to 4 square inches ($2 per square inch for larger sizes)
Similar to black skiver - very thin, approx .3 mm. Same price as black.
$9 for 4 sq. in ($2.25 per square inch for larger sizes). Approx .5 mm thick
$9 for 4 sq in ($2.25 per square inch for larger sizes). Approx .5 mm thick
$9 for 4 square inches ($2.25 per square inch for larger sizes). Approx .5 mm thick
Limited supply. Approx .5 mm thick. $9 for up to 4 sq inches ($2.25/sq inch for larger sizes)
More elegant look with a bit more grain, stiffer surface,; thinned to.5mm (1mm available). $10 for up to 4 square inches ($2.50/sq inch for larger sizes)
$10 for up to 4 sq inches ($2.50/sq inch for larger sizes)
A bit thicker than other goat (around .8mm) with smooth finish.
Real-look. $8 for one; $5 each for 4+, .8mm thick. Has mesh backing. Brown, black, navy or red.
Specialty Craft Paper
In addition to leather book labels, we also prepare labels on a specialty craft paper. It is an attactive, durable alternative to leather, priced at $8 for the first label and $5 for each additional label, up to 5 square inches. Larger sizes proportionately more. Colors available maroon, brown, green and slate-black.
Here is the description from the manufacturer:
"A rugged bookbinding paper with a parchment grain which can be used as a book covering paper or for making certificates. It is impregnated and therefore scratch and abrasion resistant, dirt repellent, can be wiped clean (wet-strength paper), has limited expansion and shrinkage and is not sensitive to acid. In addition, it is tear resistant and wrinkle and fold resistant as well as color-fast and lightfast."