In decades and centuries past, knowing who owned which book was an obvious matter of opening it. Pasted on the inside front cover was the bookplate: a unique rectangular label bearing the owner's name, perhaps an illustration, and often the Latin words "Ex Libris" — a phrase used all over the world to mean "from the library of."
Our bookplates are traditionally made, and made to last. We use dense black ink on bright white, archival, acid free paper. Each set is a kit with accessories: paste, burnisher, instructions, and packaging suitable for a gift.