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Natural Finish Book Cloth, paper backed

Elegance Natural Finish Book Cloth is an imported cloth from Italy. It is lustrous, vibrant, glossy, fast-dyed, natural finish, rayon cloth with paper backing. Elegance cloth is made from spun rayon yarn, which is composed of short-length filament threads.

This distinctive European looking cloth is colourfast to water, light and abrasion. It is also moderately priced. Elegance processes well on Horauf, Kolbus, WBF Stall and Smith manufacturing equipment.

Because of its versatility, you can use Elegance to create intricatley decorated cover with a striking effect.

Width, Weight and Thickness 53" standard
490 lbs per 1,000 linear yards
11 mils
Performance Characteristics Good crock resistance
Colourfast to water
Colourfast to light
Colourfast to abrasion
Good durability
Colours 9 colours stocked in Cornwall
Suggested Decorating Method Blind stamping
Screen printing
Foil stamping - due to rich construction, is ideal for hot foil stamping
Recommendations to screen print on rayon:
Use vinyl, acrylic, or solvent based ink, but no UK ink
Use white background
Dry in warm air oven at 60
Condition in cold water
Do not use varnish
Applications/End Uses Book covering - general trade books (adult and juvenile), cookbooks, book clubs, religious/hymnals, University Press, college textbooks, yearbooks, coffee table/museum books
Specialty Packaging - set-up boxes, slip cases, CD cases, jewelry/perfume
Mechanical Binding
Loose leaf - stationery
Gift/sample books - wall covering, fabric, carpet, POP
Other - photo albums, journals, diplomas
Standard Roll Size and Converting Info 100 linear yards (available from 5 yards)
Elegance may be sheeted or sheeted squared with an additional charge if so desired.

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