Cover Materials

Cover Materials

We pride ourselves on our extensive range of high quality cover materials for books, albums and boxes. We take them very seriously because they’re such an important part of how you present your photography and customise your products —and because they must be durable and fit for purpose, of course!

Books and albums: You can choose from any of the materials shown below, and personalise them further with embossings, cover motifs, photo fronts and wrap-arounds. See our cover styles page for details.

Boxes: For practical reasons we don’t offer all the materials in boxes (details below). Boxes can be personalised with embossings.

Large album, or lots of pages? We choose our cover materials to look good for generations, and that's the way we make our albums. If your album will have 25 pages or more, especially in the larger sizes (12x12 and up) we recommend that you choose one of our Buckram, Micro or Genuine Leather cover materials. Genuine leather is best able to support the spine of an album with the weight of so many pages.

Please note: Your screen can affect the appearance of these materials, e.g. by making them appear darker than they actually are. We recommend purchasing our physical Cover Swatches for an accurate representation of colour and texture.

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Faux Leathers

Choose Faux Leather for the look and feel of leather in a quality man-made product.

Micro Leathers
Micro Leathers are amongst our most popular cover materials — beautiful textures, lovely colours, superb quality and durability.

Eggshell

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Eggshell

Koi

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Koi

Latte

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Latte

Truffle

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Truffle

Blush

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Blush

Kawakawa

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Kawakawa

Powder Blue

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Powder Blue

Onyx

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Onyx

Cinnabar

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Cinnabar

Sage

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Sage

Ink

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Ink

Haze

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Haze


Bookbinding Fabrics

Coated Linens

Coated Linens are strong and colourful with a subtle yet distinctive linen feel. Their top coating is dirt and water repellent which makes them more durable, perfect for photo boxes and albums that will experience a lot of handling.

Charcoal

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Charcoal

Sea Foam

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Sea Foam

Cherry Blossom

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Cherry Blossom

Cobalt

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Cobalt

Water's Edge

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Water's Edge

Hot Pink

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Hot Pink

Moss

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Moss

Golden Glow

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Golden Glow

Natural Linens

Their natural coarse structure make these linens particularly suitable for larger-sized books and albums. Flax fibres in these materials are certified under the Masters of Linen standard which means that the fibres are 100% EU grown and processed. All flax under this regulation is sustainably grown — respecting the environment and producing high quality fibres.

Misty Coast

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Misty Coast

Sand

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Sand

Duo-Toned Linens

Our uncoated Duo-Toned Linens are FSC certified woven cotton fabrics with a matte natural finish. Offering a distinguished yet subtle two-tone effect.

Oat

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Oat

Apricot

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Apricot

Evergreen Grey

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Evergreen Grey

Sangria

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Sangria

Nightfall

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Nightfall

Red Rose

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Red Rose

Classic Library Buckrams

Buckrams have been the choice of bookbinders, publishers and libraries for many generations. They offer affordable beauty, quality and durability.

Carbon

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Carbon

Pearl

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Pearl

Gunmetal

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Gunmetal

White

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White

Night Sky

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Night Sky

Champagne

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Champagne

Genuine Leathers

For books and albums only. We buy only the finest leathers from humane sources and eco-friendly European tanneries. Genuine leathers vary in their texture, grain, range marking and density — all characteristic of this natural product.

Contemporary Leathers

With a luxurious suede surface and distinctive imprint, these leathers are specially made for Queensberry by one of France's oldest and finest artisan tanneries. 

Graphite

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Graphite

Ivory

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Ivory

Blueberry

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Blueberry

Vintage Leathers

These earthy leathers evoke distant, rugged landscapes. Their inviting textures will respond to your touch. Natural growth and range markings are a feature of our Vintage Leathers and make every book, box and album unique. Please choose from our Classic or Contemporary ranges if you prefer a "grain corrected" finish.

Rust

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Rust

Wilderness

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Wilderness

Outback

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Outback

Storm

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Storm

Havana

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Havana

Mist

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Mist

Classic Leathers

These beautiful hides come from one of Europe's leading suppliers of high-end, sought-after, sustainable leathers.

Black

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Black

Slate

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Slate

White

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White

Cherry

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Cherry

Royal Blue

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Royal Blue


While Stocks Last

By discontinuing materials that no longer sell well, or that our suppliers have themselves discontinued, we can introduce new lines regularly while still ensuring reliable supplies.

We still have the following materials in stock but won't be buying again once they run out. In most cases that probably won't be for quite a while, as these are generally not fast movers. In some cases we've included an Estimated End Date (EED) to indicate how long we think we'll be able to supply.

Harlequin Linen Olive EED: April 24

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Harlequin Linen Olive EED: April 24

Buckram Copper EED: April 24

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Buckram Copper EED: April 24

Stone Silk EED: March 24

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Stone Silk EED: March 24

Buttercup Silk EED: June 24

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Buttercup Silk EED: June 24

Pastel Linen Willow EED: April 24

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Pastel Linen Willow EED: April 24

Driftwood Linen EED: April 24

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Driftwood Linen EED: April 24

Chilli LinenEED: April 24

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Chilli LinenEED: April 24

Pastel Linen Ash EED: Aug 24

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Pastel Linen Ash EED: Aug 24

Buckram Baby BlueEDD: Aug 24

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Buckram Baby BlueEDD: Aug 24

Harlequin Linen Tumeric EED: Aug 24

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Harlequin Linen Tumeric EED: Aug 24

Black Pearl Silk EED: Aug 24

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Black Pearl Silk EED: Aug 24

Buckram Gold EED: April 24

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Buckram Gold EED: April 24

Riptide LinenEED: April 24

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Riptide LinenEED: April 24

Navy Silk EED: April 24

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Navy Silk EED: April 24

Buckram Maroon EED: April 24

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Buckram Maroon EED: April 24

Vibrant Linen Papaya EED: April 24

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Vibrant Linen Papaya EED: April 24

Buckram Pretty PinkEED: April 24

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Buckram Pretty PinkEED: April 24

Harlequin Linen Aster EED: May 24

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Harlequin Linen Aster EED: May 24

Marigold EED: June 24

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Marigold EED: June 24

Pastel Linen Pebble EED: Aug 24

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Pastel Linen Pebble EED: Aug 24

Coastal Linen Ocean EED: Aug 24

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Coastal Linen Ocean EED: Aug 24

Harlequin Linen Peacock EED: Aug 24

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Harlequin Linen Peacock EED: Aug 24

Vibrant Linen Ivy EED: April 24

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Vibrant Linen Ivy EED: April 24

Buckram Silver EED: Aug 24

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Buckram Silver EED: Aug 24

Rose GoldEED: April 24

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Rose GoldEED: April 24

Twilight Silk EED: April 24

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Twilight Silk EED: April 24

Coastal Linen Breeze EED: March 24

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Coastal Linen Breeze EED: March 24

Buckram PoppyEED: Feb 24

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Buckram PoppyEED: Feb 24

Harlequin Linen Smoke EED: Aug 24

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Harlequin Linen Smoke EED: Aug 24

Tangerine Linen EED: April 24

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Tangerine Linen EED: April 24

Saffron LinenEED: Aug 24

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Saffron LinenEED: Aug 24

Vibrant Linen Merlot EED: Aug 24

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Vibrant Linen Merlot EED: Aug 24