Q. – Do you offer hymn books in the gold or silver gilding? Why does it cost so much for gold or silver gilding to be done?
A. – When you order a new custom hymn book, we use the hymn books that are available from Church Distribution to fulfill that order. Currently, the LDS Church only makes the pocket hymn book with gold page gilding and the regular size hymn book with no page gilding. Because of this, Custom LDS Scriptures needs to go through an external and costly process to convert gold into silver or no page gilding to gold or silver. In order to convert page gilding, there are some highly specialized processes that take time, money, and additional costs. If the book already has page gilding, approximately 1/16 of an inch has to be cut off the edges of the book. With fresh gild-free page edges, our vendor then applies the gilding. Due to the times involved in shipping products across country to a third party vendor, there are lots of costs, and an increase of a minimum of 6-8 week lead time to the order.