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Fabric Colour Guide

The fabrics you see below are our current swatch of 'ex-stock' materials. Other colours that we can source, 'non-stock' materials, can be found at the bottom of this page.

We've tried to be as careful as possible with calibrating cameras and screens when taking and processing these photos, but please bear in mind, what looks red on our screen, might look brown on yours! We are more than happy to post out samples of fabrics to you no matter where you are in the world, so if in doubt and colour is critical, please contact us.

Standard Buckram Book Cloth

Library buckram is a heavy duty cloth with an acyclic coating. As such it has a water resistant surface and is quite hard waring. This makes it an ideal material for outer covers.
 
black buckram portfolio and box cloth cover                                    Black Buckram.
charcoal buckram portfolio and box cloth cover                                 Charcoal Buckram.
pewter buckram portfolio and box cloth cover                                   Pewter Buckram.
platinum buckram portfolio and box cloth cover                                 Platinum Buckram.
 
cornerline brown buckram portfolio and box cloth                                Cornerline Buckram.
copper buckram portfolio and box cloth cover                                   Copper Buckram.
ruby red buckram portfolio and box cloth cover                                    Ruby Buckram.
tangerine orange buckram portfolio and box covering                                 Tangerine Buckram.
 
green buckram portfolio and box covering                                    Bottle Buckram.
evening blue buckram portfolio and box covering                                   Evening Buckram.
petrol blue buckram portfolio and box covering                                     Petrol Buckram.
yellow buckram portfolio and box cover                                    Yellow Buckram.
 
gold buckram portfolio and box cover                                     Gold Buckram.
beige buckram portfolio and box cover                                    Beige Buckram.
pearl buckram portfolio and box cover                                    Pearl Buckram.
white buckram portfolio and box cover                                    White Buckram.
                                                                   

Standard Book Cloth

Both Colorado and Windsor are Rayon book cloths. The difference between the two is that Colorado has a finer, almost silky texture to it. Windsor has a slightly heavier, courser weave of the two, but both are very tactile and have a quality feel about them.

The most important thing to consider about bookcloth is that, unlike Buckram, it doesn't have a coating and it can't be wiped clean with a damp cloth. If something is spilled on it, it will leave a stain or a mark

It is ideal as an inner cover material, providing a striking colour contrast to a darker or lighter outer cover. This is not to say that we outlaw using bookcloth as an outer cover (a trawl through our Blog or Be Inspired pages will prove it is used often!), we just recommend that if you choose it, consider investing in a buckram covered slipcase or purchase a portfolio bag. To try to minimise marking, we spray portfolios with bookcloth outer covers with a 3M water repellent coating (but please, this is no guarantee!)

Both bookcloths blind deboss very well, however foiling is a different matter. Colorado takes foil reasonably well, particularly pigment foils, but owing to Windsor's more textured surface it doesn't take to foil that well at all.

 

 
brown portfolio and box cloth                                Darling Bookcloth.
vistula red buckram portfolio and box cloth                                  Vistula Bookcloth.
red buckram portfolio and box cover                                   Alton Bookcloth.
orange buckram portfolio and box cloth cover                                     Solo Bookcloth.
 
stone bookcloth                                   Stone Bookcloth.
citrus bookcloth                                   Citrus Bookcloth.
doon green bookcloth                                    Doon Bookcloth.
parana green bookcloth                                   Parana Bookcloth.
 
branan blue bookcloth                                  Branan Bookcloth.
angle blue bookcloth                                   Angle Bookcloth.
deal blue bookcloth                                    Deal Bookcloth.
alium blue bookcloth cover                                    Allium Bookcloth.
 
brillianta blue bookcloth                                 Brillianta Bookcloth.
moreton blue bookcloth                                 Moreton Bookcloth.
warwick blue bookcloth                                 Warwick Bookcloth.
lincoln mauve bookcloth                                  Lincoln Bookcloth.
 
                                Calamine Bookcloth.
blossom pink cover for album portfiolio or box                                 Blossom Bookcloth.
exe pink bookcloth                                     Exe Bookcloth.
eden purple bookcloth                                   Eden Bookcloth.
 
harlech bookcloth cover for portfolio box and album                                Harlech Bookcloth.
lichen green bookcloth                                  Lichen Bookcloth.
pampas green bookcloth                                 Pampas Bookcloth.
plate grey bookcloth portfolio box cover                                    Plate Bookcloth.
 
main black booklcth                           Main Bookcloth (Discontinued)
croft grey bookcloth                                   Croft Bookcloth.
conwy white cloth cover for portfolio box or album                                  Conwy Bookcloth.

Standard Linen

Linen book cloth is a strong traditional cotton bookcloth with a rugged, natural appearance. As with standard bookcloth, it is still not water resistent, so more vunerable than buckram when used as an outer cover.

It is not possible to succesfully foil emboss linen bookcloth and blind debossing is barely legible. We recommend that if you want linen products personalised, you consider doing it on either a plaque or an have an inset.

 
natural linen album cover                                   Natural Linen.
cool linen album and box cover                                      Cool Linen.
Light linen album and box cover                                       Light Linen.
 

 

Quinel Faux Leather

For those who want the look of leather, but prefer it not to be actual leather, then this is the ideal alternative. 

beige brown faux leather portfolio and box cover material                                       Ivory Beige
jungle green faux leather covering for portfolio and boxes                                       Jungle Green.
 dark blue faux leather portfolio and box cover material                                       Midnight Blue
 black faux leather portfolio and box covering material                                         Chabon Black
 
Faux leather covering for h&co portfolios and boxes                                          Sand Brown
                                   
                                   
                                  

 

Full Heritage Buckram Swatch Book (including non-standard) 

This is the full swatch book for Classic Buckram. While some of the fabrics here are part of our stock fabrics, we are able to access any of the ones below. Please note though, there is a £30.00 Surcharge for these fabrics. When ordering, choose "non standard material" in the order menu.

For comparison, standard fabrics indicated with grey coloured dot.

H&Co Heritage fabric and colour swatch for bespoke folders albums portfolios and boxes

 

Full Windsor Book Cloth Swatch Book (including non-standard)

This is the full swatch book for Winsor bookcloth. While some of the fabrics here are part of our stock fabrics, we are able to access any of the ones below. Please note though, there is a £30.00 Surcharge for these fabrics. When ordering, choose "non stock material" in the order menu.

For comparison, standard fabrics indicated with grey coloured dot.
H&Co Windsor Fabric & Color Swatch for Bespoke Binders and Boxes

Full Colorado Book Cloth Swatch Book (including non-standard)

This is the full swatch book for Colorado Bookcloth. While some of the fabrics here are part of our stock fabrics, we are able to access any of the ones below. Please note though, there is a £30.00 Surcharge for these fabrics. When ordering, choose "non stock material" in the order menu.

For comparison, standard fabrics indicated with grey coloured dot.

H&Co Colorado Fabric Swatch for Albums Binders and Boxes

Full Astral Book Cloth Swatch Book (including non-standard)

This is the full swatch book for Colorado Bookcloth. While some of the fabrics here are part of our stock fabrics, we are able to access any of the ones below. Please note though, there is a £30.00 Surcharge for these fabrics. When ordering, choose "non stock material" in the order menu.

For comparison, standard fabrics indicated with grey coloured dot.
Hartnack and Co Astral Fabric swatch book