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Bible Personalization and Bible Engraving options to add a name, date, message or image to any Bible

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Bible personalization is made easy and the way you want it.  Click on the links below to go directly to the topic on this page:

  1. Bible Engraving with Foil stamping and blind debossing:  What is the difference?
  2. Foil Stamping Color Options

A.  Engraving a name or text on the front cover or spine.  (See Fonts)

B.  Name or text on the interior fly sheet. Where is a flysheet?  See "Option B" on Red Bible example

C.  Specialty Bible engraving images for Bible front covers.  See our extensive collection of Bible images (ex. "Holy Bible", "Family Bible", Hymnal", "Common Prayer" and numerous other "in-house" images).

D.  Specialty Bible engraving images for Bible spines ("in-house" images).

E.  Spine Bands, Foil Stamped Rule Lines and Deboss Rule Lines.

F.  Debossing Images ("in-house" images)

G.  Custom dies for Bible engraving:  Call us

To see how we use foil stamping to replicate Bible covers click on Replicating a Bible Cover with Foil Stamping.

1. What is the difference between Foil Stamping and Blind Debossing?

Most common Bible personalization and Bible Engraving method is Foil Stamping (also known as "hot foil stamping")

Bible Engraving using hot foil stamping is the application of metallic foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die onto the foil, making it adhere to the surface below the design of the die.  The foil stamp is a permanent process.  This red Bible shows several ways that foils are applied to personalize a Bible.  To see more examples of how our Bible Engraving options look, click one of the following:

Option A: Name or text on Cover;

Option B: Name or text on Flysheet;

Option C: Specialty image on the Cover;

Option D: Specialty image on the Spine;

Option E: Rule lines on Spine.

Bible personalization with this Bible showing outlining foil stamping options
Bible Engraving options

Blind Debossing

For Bible personalization and Bible engraving, most of our customers elect a foil stamp process that imprints letters or images on the top of the materials.

However, blind debossing is available in virtually every instance as well.  That is because, at Bella Becho, blind debossing uses a similar process when we blind deboss.  Think of it like stamping, but without the foils.  In blind debossing, a hot die is pressed into the surface and the heat and pressure leave a recess in the surface materials in the shape of the die.  The blind debossing process provides a clean and distinctive or subtle image.

We can blind emboss text, names, images, logos.

Blind debossing
Blind debossing
NBA_logo blind debossed
Blind deboss logo image

2. Bible Engraving Color Options

Personalize your Bible with foils available in Silver, Copper, Gold and Gun Metal.

We recommend our most popular colors are gold and silver.  We have other custom colors available.

Foil Stamping Colors in Gold, Silver, Copper or Gun Metal completes a Bible rebinding and bible personalization
Foils from left to right: Silver, Copper, Gold and Gun Metal
Custom foils for Bible personalization
Custom Hot foil stamping colors

A. Bible personalization: Engraving a name on the front cover or spine

For spines, customers usually combine text (a name) with an "in-house" image and sometimes with rule lines.  Click for more examples of "in-house" images for spines.

Bible Engraving Fonts

Font sizes may be limited for text on the spines as it is dependent on available space on the spine.  If you want a date with the text, please be sure to confirm that the font you selected has available numerals.  Some do not, and you may need to select another font.  If you have any questions, please consult with our staff.

FONTS with redactions and numbers
Available fonts for personalization

Foil Stamp Name or Text

$12.00 per line*
  • Foil stamp name or text on front cover or spine
  • Foil stamp name or text on interior fly sheet
  • Gold, Silver, Copper or Gun Metal foil colors
  • *price with Rebinding, Restoration or Repair services purchased
  • $26.00 per line as a stand alone service (See us for details)

Blind Deboss Name or Text

$12.00 per line*
  • Blind deboss name or text
  • *with purchase of Repair, Rebinding, or Restoration services
  • $26.00 per line if not purchased with Bible rebinding service (See us for details)

C. Specialty Bible Engraving Images: Front Cover Images (with dimensions)

Specialty Foil Stamp Images

$15.00 per "in-house" image*
  • Foil stamp "In-House image on cover or spine
  • Custom stamp dies available
  • Gold, Silver, Copper or Gun Metal foil colors
  • *with purchase of Restoration, Rebinding or Repair services
  • $32.00 per "in house" image if not purchased with Bible rebinding services (See us for details)

D. Specialty Bible Engraving Images: Spine Images (smaller dimensions)

We will need to discuss your spine foil stamp selection for any images because the available images depend on the size of the spine and the direction of the image. Please consult with our staff if you want a spine foil stamp image.

E. Raised Spine Bands, Foil Stamped Spine Rule Lines and Deboss Rule Lines

Bible personalization gets taken to a new level when you add raised bands on a new spine.  These add character and dimension.  The cover material selection can affect the look of the bands caused mostly because of the thickness of the materials.

Cowhide plonge and goatskin are thicker materials than bonded leather.  Accordingly, spine bands in natural grains have a different look and feel than the bands in bonded leather.

A beautiful combination is to combine a natural leather or goatskin and either foil stamp or deboss ruled line(s) above and/or below the spine band so the spine band "pops".

Deboss rule lines are basically foiled rule lines without the foil.  The impressions made above and below the spine bands look great.  Debossing impresses a die into the surface of a material, leaving a depressed (debossed) imprint of the image.  Click on the photos for a larger image.

Questions to decide:

  1. Do you want Spine Bands?
  2. If so, thin or thick?
  3. Do you want deboss rule lines above and below the spine bands to accentuate them?


  1. Do you want Rule Lines on the spine?
  2. If so, what color? (gold, silver, copper or gunmetal). We recommend the same color as any other foil stamping.

Raised Spine Bands

$36.00 per book*
  • Add character and dimension
  • Bookbinder discretion on number, spacing and thickness
  • *with purchase of Rebinding, Restoration or Repair services

Foil Stamp Rule Lines

$14.00 per book*
  • Gold, Silver, Copper or Gun Metal
  • Bookbinder discretion on number, spacing and thickness
  • *with purchase of Rebinding, Restoration or Repair services
  • $30.00 as a separate service (See us for details)

Deboss Rule Lines

$14.00 per book*
  • Accent lines made by die impression
  • Bookbinder discretion on number, spacing and thickness
  • *with purchase of Rebinding, Restoration or Repair services
  • $30.00 as a seperate service (See us for details)

Bible personalization: Different looks for Raised Spine Bands depending on cover materials

The raised spine bands illustrated on these Bibles have a slightly different appearance depending on the cover materials used.  See the images of the bonded leather Bibles as compared to the Bibles in Cowhide Plonge, Metallic Cowhide Plonge, River Grain Goatskin or Sokoto Goatskin.

Thick or thin Spine Bands?

If you want spine bands, please let us know if you prefer thick or thin spine bands.  If you want us to decide our bookbinders will be happy to do so. Click on the photos for larger images.

Rule lines without bands

We foil stamp rule lines on books and Bibles.

F. Debossing Images-Bible personalization without the foil

The cross on the front cover of this Bible is debossed.  Debossing impresses a die into the surface of a material, leaving a depressed (debossed) imprint of the image.  We can deboss many of the cover and spine images above.  Its basically foil stamping without the foil!

Debossing Images

$15.00 per "in house" image*
  • Debossing Images on Cover or Spine
  • Impressing a die into material leaving imprint of the image
  • *with purchase of Rebinding, Repair or Restoration services
  • $32.00 per "in house" image as a stand alone service (See us for details)

G. Custom Bible engraving dies for your Bible personalization

Bible engraving goes to a new level when we create a custom die.  We can create virtually any custom die for your Bible cover or spine.  Here is an example.  All we need is an image and we can make the die.

Replicate front covers

We use computer technology, graphic design and years of bookbinding experience to closely replicate and reproduce nearly identical covers with images and art on original Bible covers.  We can also nearly "replicate" the look of your Bible.  To learn more see Replicating Bible Exteriors

Want a NEW cover?
Bible rebinding King James Bible with new cover

We have a large selection of leathers, skins and other materials to rebind your Bible with a beautiful NEW cover

Need Restoration?
Bible Restoration to replace missing Family Bible spine (Barton)

Our Bible Restoration service can save exterior covers and spines, even those with significant damage


"Thank you for rebinding my study bible.  Your suggestion of adding my name under my grandmother's name was a great idea. I will be passing this bible on to my newborn grand baby! I hope she receives as much joy and light as I have.  Bless you." Janice


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