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Similar to the leather that commercial binderies use for elegant books and albums, it features a semi-gloss sheen, is durable, and wraps with ease around book corners.
The bonded leather book cloth is .016" (.4 mm) thick and comes in rolled sheets.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Decent product for the money
from New York
Comments about Lineco Leather Book Cloth:
While looking for an affordable alternative to high end leather for boom repair, I came across this leather cloth. While the color did not match the item I wanted to use it on, I can still see myself using it in other projects that don't require a high end finish. It will be easy to work with and produce an acceptable end product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great book cloth but almost too small
from Clearwater, FL
This book cloth is a good quality and very easy to work with but the roll is very small. I was binding a book with approximately letter/A4 sized pages and this cloth just barely did the trick, I would have liked it just a little longer in fact. I knew it was going to be a tight fit but do with there were other sizes easily avaiable. FOr a smaller book it would be perfect.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Woodbridge, VA
I bought this leather book cloth to cover a small journal I'am in the process of making and it has been a dream to work with. I used tacky glue to keep it in place, and no problems what so ever! It's thin enough to where you can use a simple pair of scissors to cut off excess, but thick enough that you won't stab a finger through it. It's a deep dark almost chocolate brownish color and has a nice shine to it. I personally didn't want it to look that nice so I took some sand paper to it to age it a bit. Turned out perfect.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
great for early binders.
from dublin ohio
Sure, this isn't amazing stuff. It isn't fine Italian leather. But just starting out in binding I didn't want to spend 4 times the money on the best. I will move to that later. Anyone who buys this expecting perfection is going to be disappointed. If you want something better than paper bug without the cost of a real skin, this is an excellent option.Ive made a dozen books with this and had no issues.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
The "brown leather"
The "brown leather" (8010) is very shiny and very red. I'm not sure it's real leather either, but I can't be sure. But I doubt it. It might be reconstituted from organic goo and pressed in a mold or something.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Not usable for bookbinding
By sad binder
from ny, ny
I'm not sure what this could be used for, but it is definitely not usable for bookbinding. Feels like plastic- is in no way "supple" and will not bend around edges. I attempted to pre-wet the material (not sure what it is made of- if it is actually leather it must be treated with something) then applied wheat paste- no amount of working it with the bone folder would get it to mold around the corners. Completely wasted my time and good pieces of book board. Sooooooooo disappointed :(
(29 of 31 customers found this review helpful)
A complete cheat.
By Matt O'Fact
from Hart Dove, MN
I ordered one black and one brown roll of this "leather". It is NOT leather. It's a vinyl-like material with paper pressed to the backside. It MELTS when in contact with moisture or humidity, and it has zero elasticity. It is completely unusable as anything other than a book covering for an EXTREMELY skilled bookmaker. Any tiny gap or bubble will let in moisture and the entire covering will fall off. I have shown the "leather" to several people, and none of them believe that there is as much as 10% leather in the material. It was a complete scam and theft, and I would not recommend it to anyone for anything.
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