Hartnack & Co

Leather Book Cover Jackets

  • Individually handmade & hand stitched book covers. Using full grain, Italian veg tanned cow hides, these are ideal as personalised book covers which can be swapped out after each book is full, or just needs a bit of 'tidying up'.
    Custom fit to any size. Whether you book is slightly bigger or smaller than A5, A4, journal, letter, legal, landscape or portrait, we will custom fit it to ensure that it is the perfect size to fit your book.
    Choice of leather colours. We offer 3 different leather colours (more information can be found by clicking the relevant tab above).
    Fully personalised - You can have your name, logo or name and logo blind debossed or foiled on to the cover (more information can be found by clicking on the relevant tab above.
  • - Leather Colour. The 2.5mm is available in mid brown, dark brown and black.
    mid brown 2.5mm leather sample dark brown 2.5mm leather black 2.5mm leather
    -  Provenance & Process.  We source our leather from a UK wholesaler who in-turn sources directly from a tannery in Italy. Our hides are bovine (cow) hides, full grain (top of the skin down) that have been vegetable 'veg' tanned and dyed through. The hides are 'tumble finished', which means they are placed in a large drum and then gently spun or "tumbled" for a period of time. This process breaks down the fibres in the hide, not only making it slightly softer, but also making the surface of the hide more textured. The thinner the hide, the more textured it is becomes.
    - Worth Mentioning.  We use "non corrected grain" hides. (they have not had a false skin grain stamped into the surface). Therefore while we do out best to ensure that we use the best surface available on the front cover, certain skin marks (stretching, bites and scars) may be apparent.
    Also, being natural (non corrected) hides, some hides might be more textured (or less textured) than others.
    We have a more comprehensive page on leather here.
  • How. There are 2 options open to you regarding your personalisation. Either we can set out your wording using one of our house fonts, which can be found here
    Alternatively, you can send us finished and ready to use artwork in the form of an .ai or .eps (vector) file. Our finished artwork specification can be found here. 
    -  Where. Your personalisation can be placed anywhere you like on the cover.
    -  Can I have more than one? Yes, you can have as many personalisations as you like, but each will require a new die.
    metal debossing personalisation plates
    A die is a metal plate we get made that stamp into the leather and therefore an extra charge will apply.  

    -  What are my personalisation options? There are 2 options on having your folder personalised. They are:
                  blind deboss personalisation on leather gold foil personalisation on leather portfolio cover
                                  Blind Deboss                                 Foil Stamping
     
  • Our process runs as follows. Your order enters the production queue the moment you check out. Within a few minutes of having placed an order, you will receive via email, an Order Confirmation sheet. At the bottom of this page you will find an expected despatch date. (Please make sure you reply to this email as it ensures we have understood your order correctly and will not start making your order until we have this confirmation).

    For current lead times between ordering and dispatch as well as shipping costs please click on this link: Delivery lead times and shipping costs.
  • My size is none of the sizes listed on your options. That's no problem. if it close to any of the options listed, choose one of these and let us know the exact size later in the Further Information panel. If it is complicated, we might ask if you can send your book to us.

    I have a particular leather I would like to use. All we need is to get the right amount sent to us. Beware cost wise, as this might mean having to order the minimum allowable order from the supplier.

    Can I have different colour stitching? Yes we will need to know what you would like.

    Do I have to order on line? We can not take payments over the phone or remotely, so ideally yes, however we can make up a custom order for you and create a special link for you to complete the transaction. 

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