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The following swatches are examples of a few bookcloths that we use for our Catalog Edition books. We are always open and willing to try new materials that may interest you. New bookcloths always extend the book projects timeline, due to the fact that we must experiment with the cloths' quality for foil stamping and endurance.
Our mid-grade bookcloths are Buckrum, Cialux, & IRIS, while all others are considered high-end bookcloths. The high-end bookcloths not only cost more, but are very delicate to work with, in turn raising the price of the production.
The workability of these Japanese bookcloths, combined with the beauty of color and texture, have made them extremely popular for almost all bookbinding and portfolio designs. All colors are paper backed for ease of glue application.
Bonded Leather is a more economical alternative to full hides. This material is made from at least 75% genuine leather and is made to look, feel and smell like fine leather. It is available in five glazed finished colors and matte black.
Cialux is a natural finish bookcloth imported from Italy. It is a lustrous, vibrant, glossy, fast-dyed, natural finish, 100% rayon cloth with a viscose paper backing. Cialux cloth is made from spun rayon yarn, which is composed of short-length filament threads. It is environmentally friendly and exceptionally well suited for covering book covers, catalogs, stationery, diaries etc. This bookclosth is also ideal for off-set printing, screen printing, and hot foil blocking. Cialux is colorfast to water, light and abrasion, and has improved durability over other natural finish cloths.
The IRIS bookcloth is an elegant cloth made of 100% rayon with a silky sheen and excellent durability. It is an excellent all around bookcloth for all types of work and applications requiring a linen feel and brilliant range of colors. This bookcloth accepts both hot foil and blind stamping, offset and screen printing, die cutting and folding.