Personalize a Journal, Planner or Guestbook with your name or inscription.

Personalizing your quality Journal is a great way to elevate a great journal to a journal that is uniquely yours. When buying a journal or guestbook for a major life event, adding an inscription will make the memories contained in your journal easily identifiable and extra special. personalizes your journal in a century old family owned print shop right here in Portland Oregon and offers the choice of 3 different fonts and 3 different finishes.

Technician collecting metal letters for name deboss

How we personalize your Journal

We personalize your journal through an deboss; the process through pressure and heat of creating an indent or deboss in a journal cover of your name or message. Loose metal type is assembled and with the help of a press transferred to the journal cover either with or without foil.

Without foil this process creates a blind deboss, which creates a sophisticated understated look and with either a silver or gold foil added your inscription will show in a beautiful metallic finish.

Series of images showing the process of debossing a notebook

Cost to personalize your Journal

Personalizing your Journal, Guestbook or Planner adds $28.00 per line. A line is considered 20 characters including spaces. Please note to minimize in person handling during Covid there is a $9.95 additional shipping charge to cover shipping to the debossing workshop. 

Font and Finish Choices

We offer the choice of 3 fonts: Caslon Bold, Caslon Light Italic and Record Gothic. You can choose a blind deboss, a gold foil or a silver foil.

Journals are embossed either in the optical center or bottom center of the front cover. The printer will pick the appropriate font size for your journal.

What Journals are well suited to be personalized?

We recommend the following journals on our website:

Paperthinks recycled leather Journals

Leuchtturm1917 Journals

Moleskine Journals

Paperblanks Journals, Some of the Paperblanks journal covers have a lot of decoration and relief and may not have sufficient room for your inscription. Most suitable for personalization are the Paperblanks Old Leather Classics Journals and the Safavid and Black Morrocan Old Leather Guest Book

Terms and conditions

Expect up to a week to finish the personalization.  For personalization we do not provide a proof. We are not responsible for spelling or grammatical errors in your inscription.

Yes I want my Journal personalized-how do I make it happen?

Place an order for the journals you want personalized. Email us with your order number, the journal you want personalized, your message, your preferred font  i.e. Caslon Bold, Caslon Light Italic and Record Gothic and finish i.e. gold, silver or blind. We will confirm back to you with estimated delivery date.

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