Always test an offcut or sample prior to working the leather with tools, adhesives or heat. To ensure the leather print on your product is as durable as possible, we’ve worked hard refining our printing process and craftsmanship. As leather is a natural material you may notice small differences in surface and texture, as well as wrinkles, which is common to products made from natural leather. All leathers age naturally according to the usage, and this can cause the print to wrinkle or fade slightly over time. It is possible the base colour may show through the leather as it ages with wear. When not in use we recommend storing your product in a protective dust bag or box to keep your product looking its best. Avoid prolonged exposure to extreme heat, sunlight, water, and chemical cleaners to maintain a bright and long-lasting print. Avoid contact with light coloured fabrics or upholstery as the colour may transfer. Whilst a light rain shower is unlikely to harm, we recommend protecting from rain. Should your product get wet, allow to dry naturally away from direct heat. To clean surface wipe only with a damp lint free cotton cloth.
Printing on Leather Information
Printing on leather gives you the ultimate opportunity to make your own homemade purses, wallets or custom leather bags, printed with a design that reflects your style. We only source the best Italian nappa leather that's soft to touch and great to work with. Over time, you'll notice your personalised leather gifts develop a natural patina that simply adds to the charm. Choose from 3 dimensions to suit the needs of your crafty project.
- 100% real leather
- Permanent dye sublimation print
- Print your patterns, illustrations, photos
- Choose 30x30, 40x30 or 40x40 cm
- Smooth surface with soft, unfinished reverse
- Develops authentic patina over time
- Natural visible grain
- Perfect for making personalised leather gifts
- Expertly printed to order
- Ready in 1-2 days
How to Print on Leather
We only source the best Italian nappa leather to make your customised prints, leaving the reverse unfinished for an authentic look and feel. To create such bold, vibrant, prints, we transfer your picture to leather using digital leather printing, or more specifically, dye sublimation. This ensures the ink won't peel away or scratch off, creating a permanent, everlasting leather photo.
Please note: Because we use 100% genuine leather, there will be natural pock marks and visible grain on the face of the leather. Over time, a cracked patina will develop, but all of this just adds to the natural charm of real custom printed leather. The base tone of our nappa leather is an off-white, so if you leave areas unprinted, please bear this in mind.
Choose from 3 dimensions to suit the needs of your craft project, from making wallets and leather bags to innovative labels and tags.
- 30cm x 30cm
- 40cm x 30cm
- 40cm x 30cm
Printing on leather is a bespoke process, so the exact size of your piece of printed leather can be slightly smaller than the stated dimensions. This will be no more than a maximum of 4mm.
What Can I Make With My Own Printed Leather?
You can make your own personalised leather bag to match your individual style. There's so many lookalike handbags on the market, but here you can be in control of the pattern, colours and shape of your bag. This will make a unique leather gift that can be used time and time again and will only get better with age.
We've also seen customers use digital leather printing to restore accessories like wallets and purses. When you have the base interior of your purse, you can stitch your unique leather to it and turn it into a brand new fashion item.
Upholstering furniture is another creative use for printing on leather, as you can trim chairs with your printed leather, finished with metal studs. This is a classic and traditional aesthetic that'll transform your home and decor.
What creative outlet will you choose for leather printing? Choose your dimensions and have fun designing your own piece of custom printed leather.