LEATHER

Corban & Blair are known for beautiful leather goods. We have extensive knowledge in leather manufacturing, and are able to recommend the best materials to use.

GENUINE LEATHER

Genuine leather hide refers to hides that have not been sanded or buffed to remove imperfections, leaving natural marks on the surface of the hide. Genuine leather is used in high-end leather products. At Corban & Blair we use both Australian and overseas leather suppliers. Genuine leather hides come in various finishes from full grain to smooth. This leather type is the most expensive.

material veg tan foil blocking rose gold
VEG TAN LEATHER

Vegetable tanned leather is tanned using natural ingredients found in vegetable matter such as tree barks, leaves and fruit. This soft textured leather has a unique light natural colour that will deepen as the leather reacts to light and the natural oil of the skin.

SPLIT LEATHER

Spilt leather is leather that is separated from the top-grain leather and textured with leather grain on the surface. Split leather is a great alternative to full-grain leather to achieve a leather item for less cost. Available in various colours and finishes and looks wonderful with a debossed pattern or logo.

material bonded leather
RECYCLED LEATHER

Recycled leather is material composed of leather fibres, using off-cuts from leather tanneries or factories and bonded together with latex binders to create a look and feel similar to that of genuine leather. It is very durable and available in many colours.

materials PU leather
PU LEATHER

PU leather is a synthetic product consisting of one or more layers of Polyurathane applied to a woven or non-woven textile. The surface is completely coated making it easier to clean and maintain. Logos deboss well on PU leather.

BOOKBINDING

We offer made to order bookbinding services and carry a comprehensive selection of book cloths, leather and bookpaper to meet all your needs.

material bookpaper
BOOK PAPER

Used for binding and packaging book paper is a less expensive alternative to book cloth although it is not as durable. Available in various colours and textured finishes. Book paper can be digitally printed and covered with a celloglazed finish. Celloglazing adds durability and depth to the colour of print.

UNCOATED BOOK CLOTH

Book cloth is made for binding onto board to make menus, books, boxes and folders. It is a fabric with a paper backing available in many different qualities, colours and textures.

materials book cloth rose gold foil
COATED BOOK CLOTH

Book cloth is made for binding onto board to make menus, books, boxes and folders. It is a fabric with a paper backing available in many different qualities, colours and textures.

material leather look
LEATHER LOOK

Leather-look material mimics the look of real leather. Leather-look materials are a great choice when you want the look of leather with durability. Suitable for binding menus, presentation covers, book covers and more.

material bonded leather
BONDED LEATHER

Bonded leathers are soft and smooth with a true leather aroma. Available in various colours and textured finishes and suitable for journals or menus.

OTHER MATERIALS

We offer made to order bookbinding services and carry a comprehensive selection of book cloths, leather and bookpaper to meet all your needs.

material veneer cover with black spine
PLYWOOD COVER

Plywood is an engineered wood panel made from thin sheets of timber layers. Plywood comes in various timber sheets; Jarrah, Sassafras, Walnut, Fijian Cedar and Beech. Plywood is ideal for laser cutting, etching and engraving

material bamboo
BAMBOO COVER

Bamboo Plywood is a wooden sheet made from several layers of bamboo fibres. Available in coffee or natural colour in various thickness.

material timber cover with black spine
VENEER COVER

Veneer plywood consists of timber layers typically made from thin layers of timber sheets applied to top and bottom of MDF panel. It is an economical option to solid timber panel and durable as solid timber. Available in various thickness and wooden finishes.

material felt
NATURAL WOOL

Felt is a textile made from compressed wool used for a variety of products. We use Australian and New Zealand wool to craft journal covers and accessories. Felt is a soft and durable material, and also environmentally friendly.

material aluminium brushed
METAL / BRUSHED ALUMINIUM

We use a thin brushed aluminium sheet to create photo albums and presentation covers. We can apply your logo by laser etching or engraving onto the surface.

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