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Why choose genuine leather binding?

Genuine leather binding


Did you know that a book, bound in genuine leather barely ages for 200 years?

Paper, suede and canvas binding ages during this long of a time period but genuine leather stays forever young. This time resisting quality however is not the only advantage to leather binding. Read our summary below.

titles by laser buningTitles, border patterns and sketches on leather binding with laser burning

While gold stamping is limited by the available blocks, in other words we can only print motives and letter types whose blocks are available, it is possible to print any letter type motif, frame or sketch on genuine leather. Unlimited!

By burning the surface of authentic leather it changes its structure slightly, its surface becomes more rough and changes color. This creates a subtle and harmonious difference from the rest of the binding surface. The change is also palpable; you can feel a small grove with your fingers at the burned surface.

Raised ribs on the book spineRaised ribs on the book spine

Traditionally, pages of the book were laced together by chords.
Bands of these chords caused the rib-like protrusions on the backing of the spine when covered with leather binding. This is where raised bands or ribs originated. Nowadays these ribs are only decorative elements and lend a special antiquated look to the book.

Timeless elegance

Suede is not the most elegant binding category, only the highest quality used in commercial book production. Genuine napa leather is the most noble of bindings. It is a special tactile experience to touch a leather cover whose surface is softer, silkier and more natural than canvas or suede.

On the below pictures we show a book manufactured in 1752. The binding of this 295 year-old book may be worn but it still protects the body of the book and will continue to protect and hold it together for a long time.

This book was naturally not a product of our company, but our leather, hand-bound books are similarly durable. 

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