This movie in german language shows something about the X17-leather.
X17- Different leather
Natural leather in cognac, red, chestnut and black color
Vegetable tanned leather from Belgium. 2,2 mm to 2,5 mm thickness and made from the upper layer of the skin. Hedgerow cracks and minor injuries are visible as well as lesions caused by insects. Just nature. Only the grossest injuries are discarded before the cutting.
Further leather-colors are brandy and maroon. Compared to the above described are those two colors 2,5 – 3,5 mm thick and therefore this leather has a more solid touch. For the small formats, it will be cleaved thinner. Since we also only take the top layer of the skin, it will still show the naturals marks of life as well: hedgerow cracks, insect bites and injuries. Unbeatable natural. The longer you deal with leather, the more you will love such signs of naturalness.
Our smooth leather from Italy, we also get directly from the tannery. It is also best cowhide from European cows. It is 1.8mm to 2mm thick and is provided with strong color. The leather is satin finished and smooth on the surface.
Again you can see the signs of life, but since the color is applied with great heat and high pressure, only gross injuries stay visible. Those will be sorted out usually.
We grant a 17-year guarantee on the book covers. Should your customer have a leather or bonded leather book cover crack or break, then please ask the customer to contact us directly. We take care of this. We are very interested to hear, where the weaknesses are and the material conditions under which the material has suffered.
From this we then learn for the future. Your client needs to part with his “darling” then.
We will of course exchange the book cover immediately.