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.

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

Japanese Silks

These beautiful bookbinding silks from Japan are delicate and sophisticated, and add a wonderful, luxury feel to books, boxes and albums. 

Luxe

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Luxe

Twilight

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Twilight

Navy

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Navy

Stone

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Stone

Black Pearl

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Black Pearl

Linens

Linens offer a huge variety of colours and textures — subtle “coastal” shades, striking two-tone weaves, and soft, delicate pastels. To capture the distinctive weave we've photographed them as they come off the roll, but the weave will run square to the cover like all our woven fabrics. 

Driftwood

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Driftwood

Willow

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Willow

Smoke

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Smoke

Breeze

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Breeze

Aster

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Aster

Tumeric

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Tumeric

Olive

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Olive

Peacock

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Peacock

Ash

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Ash

Pebble

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Pebble

Merlot

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Merlot

Tangerine

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Tangerine

Ivy

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Ivy

Ocean

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Ocean

Indigo

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Indigo

Tuxedo

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Tuxedo

Papaya

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Papaya

Classic Library Buckrams

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

Gold

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Gold

Starry Night

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Starry Night

Pearl

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Pearl

Copper

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Copper

Carbon

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Carbon

Silver

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Silver

Maroon

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Maroon

Gunmetal

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Gunmetal


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

Earthy leathers that evoke distant, rugged landscapes. Inviting textures that 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

Discontinuing materials that no longer sell well, or that our suppliers have themselves discontinued, allows us to introduce new lines regularly and to ensure 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. We've included an Estimated End Date (EED) to indicate how long we think we'll be able to supply.

Faux and Genuine Leathers

Contemporary PlumEED: Sept 2022

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Contemporary PlumEED: Sept 2022

Bookbinding Fabrics (Linens, Silks and Buckrams)

Riptide LinenEED: November 2022

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Riptide LinenEED: November 2022

Taupe LinenEED: Sept 2022

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Taupe LinenEED: Sept 2022

Buckram PoppyEED: Feb 2023

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Buckram PoppyEED: Feb 2023

Buckram Baby BlueEDD: February 2023

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Buckram Baby BlueEDD: February 2023

Buckram Pretty PinkEED: Feb 2023

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Buckram Pretty PinkEED: Feb 2023

Rose GoldEED: Oct 2022

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Rose GoldEED: Oct 2022

Buckram MintEED: Dec 2022

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Buckram MintEED: Dec 2022

Chilli LinenEED: November 2022

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Chilli LinenEED: November 2022

Saffron LinenEED: November 2022

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Saffron LinenEED: November 2022