Welcome To Bookbindesigns

We offer a wide range of high quality bookbinding tools, brass type, brass rolls, makers mark, mallet stamps & a bespoke design service.

Our services are reliable, fast & with our state of the art engraving machines, the final products are flawless.

View all our products using our online catalogues throughout our website.

Hand Tools

Hand Tools & Hand Stamps are typically used for the spines and front covers of books. They can create a uniform pattern or by adding more tools to your collection can create more elaborate designs.  Our finishing tools are not just limited to Bookbinders as these can be used to make an impression on any leather, clay or glass product. We can also create a makers mark stamp from the designs……..

Brass Rolls & Wheels

Brass Rolls/Wheels are used by bookbinders as well as Antique & Desktop Leather Restorers. They are used as a finishing product to lay down gold leaf/foil to the edges and cover of a book as well as leather inlays for desktop leather furniture……..


Flat Decorative Pallets

Bookbinding Handle letters are often used in place of Brass Type, these tools can also be used on the spines of books and on the front board as well as other areas on a book.  They have been around since 16th Century and were used before Brass Type and Type holders were invented……..

Gouges & Single Line Pallets

Pallets and Gouges are typically used for creating lines and curves on the spine and covers of leather books.  These are essential to a bookbinders collection. Bookbindesigns engrave designer sets of Gouges consisting of 20 or 40 tools…….

Designer Sets

Bookbindesigns proudly offer unique Designer Sets made up of Hand Tools and Flat Pallets. Each set of Bookbinding finishing tools creates a stunning cover to any book or project. A sample page of artistic designs for each set has been provided in the catalogue to show you the stunning designs……..

Brass Type

The increasing demand for personalisation on products such as leather goods, plastics, paper, cloth and wood means we are able to offer hard wearing durable Brass Type making it the ideal choice for your printing needs.  At Bookbindesigns we engrave all of our Brass Type in house, our engravers have over 60 years experience……..

Handle Letters

Bookbinding Handle letters are often used in place of Brass Type, these tools can also be used on the spines of books and on the front board as well as other areas on a book.  They have been around since 16th Century and were used before Brass Type and Type holders were invented……..

Makers Mark & Mallet Stamps

Bookbindesigns can offer personalized brass engraved Makers Mark/Mallet Stamps. Our Makers Mark/Mallet Stamps are to be used unheated with force applied by striking with a mallet on a hard surface such as granite. This will prevent a double image when striking……..

Brass Dies

Bookbindesigns manufacture Brass Die stamps of superior quality for printing with foil and also blind embossing. Our Brass Dies are CNC machined for repeatability and accuracy, they are used for printing or blind embossing on leather handbags, bridle leather, belts, coach trimming the list is endless!……..

Branding Stamps

Branding Stamps also known as Branding Irons are typically used for burnishing customer logos/designs onto wood, leather and suede and even food! At Bookbindesigns we offer personalised brass Branding Stamps/Branding Irons, these require heat from a hot stove or a gas burner to burnish the impression to……..

Alphabet Sets

To help an ever growing demand for the personalisation of leather products have designed a versatile range of solid brass character sets complete with type chases in up to four lines. Each character and chase is milled from high quality 9mm thick brass and cut to a depth of 3mm……..

What People Say

The whole process could not be easier. Kevin has done a brilliant job of turning my design for a collector’s stamp into a hand tool. The set of Centaur handle letters look great too. They were all done in less than a week and delivered to California in just a few days, amazing. Thank you, Kevin.

Chris Breyne

Kevin and Kerry made a great effort to accommodate my changes at short notice, which was very much appreciated. The stamps are of high quality, and excellent value. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Dr. Nick Duncan

Fabulous customer service, very quick turn around and great brass stamps that make my makers mark look even better! Thank you so much to bookbindesigns for a really helpful experience – I will definitely be using you again when I need more stamps.

Katy Warriner

Bookbindesigns – My Story

My name is Kevin Noakes and I am the craftsman of Bookbindesigns.

From a young age, I was very craft orientated and enjoyed making something from nothing. I continued with my creative passion and began work as an engraver making bookbinding tools for 30 years. 

In 2012 I had set my sights on setting up my own company, Bookbindesigns was created and I have never looked back!

Since starting this exciting journey and the ever-increasing demand for handmade bespoke tools we are now a family run business with over 50 years experience in the engraving industry.

We are renowned for the quality of our work and first class customer service.  We supply worldwide to a multitude of organisations ranging from the Royals, luxury leather companies and our tools have even reached the Native American tribe.

We pride ourselves on our exceptionally high quality products and strive to meet our client’s requirements at all times creating outstanding results. 

“We stand for impeccable craftsmanship and timeless designs”

All Enquiries Welcome

Call Mon-Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm UK Time

UK Landline / 01903 386 482

Mobile / Kevin 07852 995 228

Mobile / Kerry 07435 568 429

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