Gold tooling

the fixing of gold leaf by a hot tool upon book covers, or the ornamental impression so made.

See also: Gold

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Made in full goatskin with gold tooling and a recessed panel covered by a watchglass, each book contains a piece of watch created by Daniels himself.
The "gold tooling" technique is the method commonly used to bypass this problem.
Perfect if you find yourself in a Brewster's Millions situation: For $18,000, the Premier Edition of The Szyk Haggadah gives you Arthur Szyk's signature embossed in gilt on the cover, plus "22 carat gold tooling" throughout.
These hefty editions come in cloth slip cases with gold tooling, and the creamy paper and superb photography are backed up by solid scholarship from respected authorities.
From about 1530, fine bindings provide a feast of gold tooling. The designs show how much can be done on a small flat surface in the way of symmetrical decoration.
His work was incorporated into the interior, both in the traditional format of hand-painted calligraphy with gold tooling and modern calligraphy, which he manipulated with graphics.
It is his use of paint that sets Ouvrard apart from other binders whose normal means of highlighting their work is gold tooling. Although he uses gold tooling and gilding as well as the less-used silver tooling, Ouvrard prefers paint as his first choice of expression, and says he could have been a painter.