Diary Cover materials

Our range of diaries is available with different cover options. Each type of cover offers a different combination of advantages and disadvantages over one another in relation to aspects such as:

  • Budget
  • Durability
  • Custom Branding methods & Opportunity
  • Feel of the diary
  • Diary aesthetics
  • Overall quality

Below is a run down of the most popular materials found in our range of diaries.

Vinyl Cover Diaries

Vinyl was first developed in the 1920s as an ideal material to manufacture a large variety of products due to it being extremely easy to make, incredibly durable and cheaper than other alternative materials. Vinyl is a plastic material that unlike some other plastics can be recycled with ease and adverse to what might be expected from an environmentally sustainable material, Vinyl is tough and long lasting. Vinyl is also used so prominently in manufacturing as the material is resistant to moisture and humidity and can be produced in a multitude of solid and transparent colours.

  • Vinyl generally used on cheaper compendiums, is extremely durable and allows for a variety of methods when it comes to custom branding.
  • Vinyl diaries can typically be decorated using screen printing or direct digital printing.

Bonded Leather Covers

Bonded Leather, otherwise known as blended leather is a material made from a mix of real leather straps combined with synthetic fibres. The difference between Bonded Leather and actual Leather is nearly imperceptible, with the look and feel being nearly identical. Bonded Leather is easy to clean, will not damage easily and is relatively cheap compared to genuine leather. Bonded Leather is also environmentally friendly as it reclaims and reused cuts of real genuine leather and utilizes and muddles it together with synthetic materials in order to create the Bonded Leather.

  • Bonded leather diaries can typically be personalised using screen printing, direct digital printing, embossing or debossing.

Leather

Leather is an extremely durable and flexible material made by tanning animal rawhide and skin, most often cattle hide. Leather is a vastly utilized material that is expansively employed in the creation of an enormous variety of products and in this particular case; diaries. Leather is also fashioned in a wide variety of types and styles using an extensive variety of techniques making it a versatile material. The benefits of leather are first and foremost its durability and flexibility which make it a material worth investing in as the product procure will last for years to come. Leather is also timelessly stylish, made of material natural to the earth as well as being cheap relative the usage you will be able to get out of the product.

  • Leather is the most premium material available for diary covers.
  • Bonded leather diaries can typically be personalised using screen printing, direct digital printing, embossing or debossing.

PU Leather

PU Leather, otherwise known as Poly-Synthetic Leather is a faux leather made by covering as base of natural or synthetic material with vinyl, made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizers. PU Leather is far less durable than both Bonded Leather and Leather but compensates for this flaw with its much lower cost. PU Leather is also considered to be resistant to tearing and abrasions.

PU Leather diaries can typically be personalised using screen printing, direct digital printing, embossing or debossing.