Polyurethane, often referred to as PU, is a versatile cover material that can give the appearance and feel of leather and performs exceptionally to heat burnishing.

  • Alpha Aston Colour 3705 Cover Material

    Alpha Aston®

    A top-of-the-line synthetic leather cover material, Alpha Aston is a thermo-sensitive, non-woven cover material offering the supple feel of leather with a matte, soft-touch finish. Aston is available in a collection of chic, vibrant colors allowing customers to design with energy and originality. Offering an excellent surface for stamping and burnishing, and containing sustainable properties—CPSIA and REACH 161 complaint, solvent and heavy metal-free, and passing all SGS requests— Aston brings a sophisticated level of design to the luxury stationery, packaging, and book markets.

  • Alpha Goat Cover Material, Colour 5945

    Alpha Goat®

    Alpha Goat® is a thermo-sensitive, non-woven cover material that offers a plush touch and leather-like look. The unique feel of PU combined with authentic textures in modern leather tones, makes it the designers’ choice for hardcover books, diaries, bibles, hang tags, luxury boxes, and multimedia packaging. Alpha Goat® is CPSIA and REACH 161 complaint, solvent and heavy-metal free, and passes all SGS requests, making it the designer’s choice for a sustainable, quality, synthetic leather covering material.

  • Alpha Skiver Cover Material Colour 3302

    Alpha Skiver®

    Impressionable, soft, and sooth, Alpha Skiver® brings luxury covering designs to a whole new level of appeal. Available in an extensive selection of contemporary colors and boasting an excellent surface for blind stamping, foil stamping, and heat burnishing, Skiver® is the modern designer’s choice for quality, synthetic leather covering options. Part of the Alpha series top-of-the-line PU cover material, its supple feel and matte, soft-touch finish lends itself to a wide range of stationery and book applications. Skiver® is CPSIA and REACH 161 compliant, contains no solvents or heavy metals, and passed all SGS requests, making it both sustainable and sophisticated— a top designers perfect solution.

  • Fiscagomma Agenda

    This Italian cover material gives the luxurious look of leather at a much more affordable price. The surface allows the product to be burnished for a two-tone effect. Heat burnishing conditions are achieved between 350 degrees F to 375 degrees F for 0.5 seconds and a pressure of 2 bars. For heavier embossing a dwell time of 0.7 seconds and a pressure of 3 bars would be recommended.

    •Many colours and finishes stocked in Cornwall.
    •Endless colour and finish selection from Fiscagomma (Italy).
    •Custom colours available on a make-to-order (MTO) basis.