W3L – Perched owl Pringle bookplate, 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. The “ex libris” text in the open book means “from the library of.” It is one of our most popular designs. This version is available with your name added and is printed on a letterpress windmill press. We also have non-personalized versions and a personalized version printed by offset or high-quality digital printing. Click here to see all versions.
This design is 4 inches high and 3 inches wide. It will be custom printed with the name or text of your choice on non-glossy, self-adhesive paper with a peel-off backing. The paper, adhesive, and ink are archival quality and acid-free. Unless otherwise requested, these are printed on cream-colored paper, similar to what is shown here. If you choose brown ink, both the artwork and your text will be printed in brown.