W3 – Perched Owl Pringle bookplate, Non-personalized, printed by letterpress
Introduced in the late 1940s, this owl design was adapted by the Antioch Bookplate Company from a steel engraving designed and originally published by William Pringle. It is one of our most popular designs. The “ex libris” text in the open book means “from the library of.” This non-personalized version is available only with no text added and is printed on a letterpress windmill press. We also have a non-personalized version printed on an offset press and personalized versions printed by letterpress and offset. Click here to see all versions.
This design is 4 inches high and 3 inches wide. It has been printed on cream-colored, non-glossy, self-adhesive paper with a peel-off backing. The paper, adhesive, and ink are archival quality and acid-free.