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Personalised Book Stamps From Ladd Designs

Personalised Book Stamps From Ladd Designs

Ladd Designs make personalised stamps and embossers for books, cards, letters and more. You can have your name, address or your business logo made into a beautiful stamp that you can then use for personalising your own books, business cards, thank you cards etc. Ladd Designs is perfect for business owners, wedding planners, people that love arts and crafts, and in my case, book lovers! Here’s why… 

It is every bookworm’s dream to have their own personal library but for many this will remain nothing but a dream. Whilst you may not be able to afford every book in existence or have the space for your own library, there are still a few things you can do to personalise your book collection and that’s where Ladd Designs come in.

When Ladd Designs contacted me asking to review one of their book stamps, I was over the moon. One of my favourite bookshops in the world is called Shakespeare and Co in Paris and the reason I love this shop is because when you purchase a book from them, they stamp the inside cover with their special “Shakespeare and Co” logo. I’ve always thought that this made the book-buying experience so much more special and I always look forward to visiting this Parisian bookshop.

Now, I can recreate this experience at home with every new book I buy by stamping my new purchases with the phrase “This Book Belongs to Laura Jane Hartley”. For one, this means that my friends can never borrow my books and not give them back, but most of all, this makes each book really feel like your own. I like to think that years down the line when I’m giving my grandkids my favourite stories, they’ll remember me because of these stamps. (I only just turned 21 – it’s my birthday today! – so I’m not sure why I’m thinking about grandkids…)

Personalised Book Stamps From Ladd Designs

I picked my book stamp from a range of different designs available on the website in the “books” section. I had a hard job picking between an embosser and a stamp because the former is undoubtedly much cooler, though also much less practical. In the end I went for the stamp and have been happily stamping my book collection ever since.

The design I picked is called the “james book stamp” and after telling Ladd Design what I wanted on my stamp and which design I wanted, I received a proof back within 48 hours via email. The proof looked exactly how I thought it would so I gave the go ahead and then waiting for my stamp to arrive. Ladd Designs is based in the US but I’m currently based in Paris so I thought the delivery would take ages but I was surprised to find a little package waiting for me at home within a week of ordering my stamp.

The stamp comes wrapped in a mesh bag and is actually a lot bigger than I thought it would be. It measures 1.575″x1.575″ and is rather long as well but it’s the perfect size for stamping the front of a book. It’s not overwhelmingly large, nor too small to see, it’s just big enough to make an elegant mark in your books.

Made from plastic, it feels really sturdy so I had no worries about giving a hard press down when testing this out. What’s more, this stamp is eco-friendly as it is made from 65% post-consumer recycled materials. The stamp looks really professional and is exactly the sort of thing I’d love to have on my work desk.

Personalised Book Stamps From Ladd Designs

This stamp couldn’t be easier to use. I’m not sure this needs explaining really.. But you literally just press downwards (don’t be shy to press hard), and voilà, a perfect, inky black, personalised stamp, just for you. The ink dries really quickly but I’d recommend leaving it out in the air until the “shiny” quality goes away and then you should be safe to close your book. I’ve tried stamping both paper and glossy pages and the ink sticks to both of them easily and I haven’t had any smudges so far!

Personalised Book Stamps From Ladd Designs

The stamp comes filled with ink and should last for a whopping 2000 impressions! I was really impressed by this statistic as there’s nothing worse than a stamp that only print half the design because it’s running out of ink. More ink is available from Ladd Designs in 15 different colours for only $10. The stamp itself is only $35 so I thought this was a pretty good deal for 2000 stamps.

Personalised Book Stamps From Ladd Designs

This would make a great gift for a book lover and there’s a huge range of designs from professional to girly so have a look at their stamp selection here for inspiration. I absolutely love my new stamp from Ladd Designs and can’t wait to stamp my entire book collection when I get back to England in a few weeks. All in all, if you’re a book lover, this is a great product for you!

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  1. 19th April 2016 / 6:55 PM

    I love books and this looks like an amazing thing to have. It’s also great deal for the price. The designs are definitely what I want to. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • Laura @ What's Hot?
      22nd April 2016 / 3:41 PM

      I agree! I think the price is very reasonable for a personalised object 🙂

  2. Lifetime Sunny
    19th April 2016 / 9:33 PM

    Great poste I personnaly have my own stamp at work and helps me a lot in my job

    • Laura @ What's Hot?
      22nd April 2016 / 3:42 PM

      I remember being on work experience and having a lot of fun with the office stamps 😉

  3. Alison Bergstrom Grant
    19th April 2016 / 9:50 PM

    I so want one of these! It would be perfect when you loan out books but also just to have around the house. I think it looks so professional, too!

    • Laura @ What's Hot?
      22nd April 2016 / 3:42 PM

      Agreed! Very professional 🙂 You can get them for your office too, I just happened to pick one of their book related stamps 🙂

  4. 20th April 2016 / 12:09 AM

    I could’ve used this back when I used to loan out my VHS videos. You know when you visit the person you loaned it too, see your video, then they swear they bought since they borrowed it from you, yet you never got it back. That stamp would solve all of that. “This video does not belong to you. Please return to owner after viewing”. lol

    Great post and idea 😉
    Celeste Sundragonlady Choi

    • Laura @ What's Hot?
      22nd April 2016 / 3:43 PM

      So true! I’m sorry that happened to you – you should’ve sneakily stolen them back! 😉

  5. Mollie
    20th April 2016 / 1:02 AM

    I want one!! This would be a great thing to have on hand whenever I lend out books!


    • 22nd April 2016 / 3:45 PM

      I agree! I like to think I’ll have my own personal library service running soon haha

  6. Andrea
    20th April 2016 / 4:39 AM

    I love all of the detail you put into your review. I would love to order a stamp of my own!

    • Laura @ What's Hot?
      22nd April 2016 / 3:45 PM

      Thanks Andrea! They are great fun so I’d highly recommend them if you’re a bookworm!

  7. Karla Pitzen
    20th April 2016 / 7:26 AM

    I love this idea! The stamp could be used on stationary too (I have a “thing” for nice paper).

    • Laura @ What's Hot?
      22nd April 2016 / 3:45 PM

      They have a lot of other designs too that could be used for envelopes/letters etc if you want to check those out 🙂

  8. Mantenso
    20th April 2016 / 11:40 AM

    OMG this is amazing!
    I have SO many books haha , I can imagine it being so therapeutic to just sit and stamp all of them!


    • 22nd April 2016 / 3:46 PM

      Yes it is! That’s exactly what I’ve been doing with all my books haha

  9. Travel Pockets
    20th April 2016 / 9:16 PM

    This is so cute and so classy! Lovely pictures 🙂

  10. Ana Ojha
    20th April 2016 / 11:32 PM

    This looks awesome! I totally agree with you that book lovers will love this as a gift! 🙂

    • 22nd April 2016 / 3:46 PM

      I’m already planning to give this to some of my book loving friends for their birthdays 😉

  11. kmaryam
    21st April 2016 / 6:17 PM

    This would be a good gift for my cousin she’s obsessed with book stamps lol !

  12. Pj Zafra
    22nd April 2016 / 8:55 AM

    I find this so cool! I would love to get one. I think I’d be like a little kid just stamping everything that I own…not just books. lol I’ve always wanted one of these. Thanks for sharing.

    • Laura @ What's Hot?
      22nd April 2016 / 3:47 PM

      Yep you’ve just described my reaction upon receiving the stamp .. There are now lots of random stamps all over my notebooks haha

  13. 22nd April 2016 / 3:37 PM

    What a lovely idea – I’m not sure I could do it to my own books though, I’m oddly strange when it comes to keeping them as close to having been brought as possible (unless the author signs it)

    • 22nd April 2016 / 3:47 PM

      Me too! I hate books that have ripped pages/food marks so I’m uber careful when I’m stamping to make sure it’s perfect!

  14. PrettyLusciousThings
    22nd April 2016 / 3:41 PM

    This is a ingenius idea – I particularly like it as a gift for a child alongside a book set they could keep forever.

  15. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    22nd April 2016 / 4:55 PM

    This is great, the boys have so many books and if they are asked to take any in to school/preschool it would be ideal to have it stamped. H x

  16. Beth
    22nd April 2016 / 5:54 PM

    Oh that is such a great thing to have! Great idea. Perfect for kids books too

  17. Mellissa Williams
    22nd April 2016 / 6:26 PM

    Aww this is super sweet. Great for kids books in case they get lost especially. Love it!

  18. 22nd April 2016 / 7:49 PM

    I love buying second hand books and seeing little scribblings where the owner wrote their name in the side. I love the idea of this! x

  19. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    22nd April 2016 / 8:51 PM

    This is such a good idea x

  20. Beautyqueenuk
    22nd April 2016 / 9:09 PM

    I have to admit, I am not a fan of stamping anything in books, I cant even bear it when people break a spine on a book x

  21. Melanie Edjourian
    22nd April 2016 / 9:36 PM

    Lovely idea, my girls like all their things labeled.

  22. Dunja
    22nd April 2016 / 9:41 PM

    This is so cool! I love books and everything that goes with them: bookmarks, book stamps etc. Love it!

  23. 22nd April 2016 / 10:23 PM

    What a great idea to stamp all your books.

  24. 23rd April 2016 / 12:30 AM

    What a great idea, I love the idea of stamping your books x

  25. 23rd April 2016 / 7:19 AM

    This is a lovely idea and the stamp looks very pretty.

  26. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    23rd April 2016 / 10:25 AM

    That is such a lovely gift idea for someone that loves books.

  27. kitty kaos
    23rd April 2016 / 10:50 AM

    We are huge bookworms in our house so that is a lovely idea x

  28. Sam Bresnahan
    23rd April 2016 / 2:04 PM

    This is a wonderful idea, I think I would like this myself as would my Grandma who I get my bookworm from

  29. 23rd April 2016 / 10:00 PM

    What a cute idea to stamp your books and being a book lover myself I can see that this is something I would love!

  30. Renna Creighton
    24th April 2016 / 4:43 PM

    My kids would like a personalised stamp for all their books. This is a great idea.

  31. Prairie Gal Cookin'
    24th April 2016 / 9:24 PM

    Just had to drop by and say that I love your site and just saved it!!

  32. Iam Aehr
    25th April 2016 / 1:41 AM

    This is such a good idea!!

  33. 27th April 2016 / 1:24 PM

    Wow, I love this idea for a gift for a book lover. Definitely going to get shopping. I used to think books with name stamps in were so posh when I was little.

  34. Morrison Clan
    29th April 2016 / 1:23 PM

    My two eldest girls would love a personalised book stamp, although the amount of books they both have, it might take a while!

  35. Kira L Curtis
    10th May 2016 / 8:28 PM

    I love the idea of book stamps, I always think about getting one and when I started looking into them I found the embossers, I think those are my favourite! I’ll have to have a look at ladd designs!

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