Fine French Calf 1.3-1.5mm
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- Fine French Calf 1.3-1.5mm
- Max Print: 1.3m
- Roll Width: 1.32m
Surface wipe only. Clean gently by hand with mild soapy damp cloth.
Custom Printed Corrected Grain Leather
This fine French calf leather is a corrected grain leather which has a very smooth face. The white base colour is very receptive to bright colours and fine details. Your printed calf leather is 1.3 to 1.5 millimetres thick, making it perfect for slightly stiffer upright bags. It is a beautiful material, smooth to the touch with a gentle shine.
The face of the printed calf leather is extremely smooth and has a subtle shine to it. The reverse is textured, but soft to the touch. Anti-wrinkle and crease free, this is a corrected grain leather which makes it very flat and smooth.
With this printed calf leather you'll get beautiful colours with precision and clarity. The Colours are rich, and lines are sharp which give you beautiful prints regardless of the leather of detailing.
The 1.3 to 1.5 millimetre thickness of your printed calf leather makes it perfect for use in upright bags, or any other item which may need to have a slight rigidity to it while maintaining a smooth, soft surface texture.
Frequently asked questions on Fine French Calf 1.3-1.5mm:
What is the difference between full grain and corrected grain leather?
Full grain leathers haven't been buffed, snuffed or sanded. These processes remove imperfections or natural marks that appear on the surface of the leather. Corrected grain leather has had any blemishes or hallmarks on the grain of the leather 'corrected'. Its benefit? It doesn't require "breaking in" before extended wear.
Is this leather of a high quality?
Absolutely. We source our calf grain leather from a prestigious French tannery. This famous French Tannery makes some of the worlds top leathers and supplies some of the top leather brands. We ensure that we source only high-quality leathers across the board, and our fine French calf leather is no exception.
How big is my printed calf leather?
As with all leathers, the size of the pieces we receive does vary depending on the size of the calf. We can offer our printed calf leather in bespoke sizes up to 50 x 130 centimetres, custom printed with your designs.
You have the amazing designs, but do you have the amazing place to sell?
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results.What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
The maximum dimensions of the leather will depend on the type of leather. You will find more information on each leather product page. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each leather can be found on the individual leather pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Do you print on leather a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our materials, and our facilities cater perfectly to them.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
As we use the newest printing technology for printing on leather, there is no shrinkage with the the material during our processing at all.
Can I print on both sides of the leather?
Unfortunately, we do not offer printing on both sides of the leather.
Can I order swing tags in another leather? Will you cut them like you do with the normal leather swing tags?
At the moment no, our swing tags are all printed on the same nappa leather. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The swing tags are all cut the same way. You can order the leather of your choice and make the swing tags yourself, but we do not cut different leather into swing tag format.
How Would you Like the Edge?
We have two finishing options for your fabric order:
- As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border.
- Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the material. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting.
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges, or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Not suitable for children’s toys or pet products, due to risk of ink being forcefully removed and ingested.
For further information about our leather or any of our fabrics see our FAQs.
Delivery time & Costs
We hand-make your leather item on site, which takes on average 2-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Western European: $24
Other European: $24
North America: $28
Rest Of The World: $38