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Nappa Leather - Print Your Design

From €26. Ready To Ship In 2 - 3 Day(s). Save 23%


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Delivery: €8.99

  • Delivery: €8.99
  • Western European: €14.50
  • Other European: €20
  • North America: €21
  • Australia / Japan: €28
  • Rest Of The World: €28

Nappa leather printing is a great way to show off your designs and artworks. Bespoke Nappa leather material is full-grain bovine-calf leather, so it is the best grade of leather that is available. We print directly onto it, deep into the fibres using the most up to date printing methods. This means that the ink is as strong as the leather, so with appropriate Nappa leather care, it will last for years to come.

  • Low crease, anti-wrinkle, textured and smooth options
  • Uses: Bags, jackets, skirts, craft
  • 0.7 to 1.6 mm thick
  • Full grain leather
  • White base tone

Nappa Leather - Print Your Design

Ready To Ship In 2 - 3 Day(s).

Max Print: Roll Width:
Soft White Nappa Texture 0.7-0.9mm Max Print: 0.5m
Roll Width: 0.52m
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Soft White Nappa Smooth 1.4mm Max Print: 0.5m
Roll Width: 0.52m
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Soft White Nappa Bubble Texture 1.6mm Max Print: 1m
Roll Width: 1.02m
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Range of Real Nappa Leathers

Browse our range of real nappa leathers

Care instruction

Surface wipe only. Clean gently by hand with mild soapy damp cloth.

  • Wipe Down
  • No Soak

Nappa Leather Custom Printed

Bovine-calf full-grain Nappa leather is real leather with a thickness of 0.7-1.6 mm. It is the best grain of leather that is available and comes in a choice of either textured, which has a stamped 'Bison' grain, smooth, which has a flat face, or bubbled, our softest and thickest grain. Our bespoke Nappa leather material is tanned in Europe, using the best quality materials and processes, and Nappa leather printing is done here in our UK studio, with your artwork and designs, using the most up-to-date printing technology.

strong fabric

Martindale tested for strength
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Surface textures

There is a choice of surface textures for Nappa leather, custom printed. A smooth Nappa leather which has a flat face, and a Nappa leather texture option which is debossed. This means that the 'Bison' grain has been stamped into the leather. Our latest printing technology prints directly onto both flat and textured surface, and penetrates deep into the fibres so that your design will be completely undisturbed by any surface texture.

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Print detail

Both of our Nappa leathers, custom printed, have a white base tone, so your colours will appear strong and rich. You can print fine lines up to 2pt with exceptional detail, and these will display clearly and beautifully. Our up-to-date printing technology means that you can print any colour, whether it is a solid colour, images or patterns. Digital printing on Nappa leather produces beautiful results.

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Nappa leather, custom printed, has so many uses, as it is such a versatile and hard-wearing material. Popular uses are bags, belts, jackets and skirts. This leather is not suitable for children's toys or pet products though, due to the risk of ink being forcefully removed and ingested.

Frequently asked questions on Soft White Nappa Texture 0.7-0.9mm/Soft White Nappa Smooth 1.4mm/Soft White Nappa Bubble Texture 1.6mm:

Will my nappa leather or my print wear out?

Provided you make sure that you use appropriate leather care, then your prints will last for years to come. Nappa leather, custom printed, is rub proof, and the ink is as strong as the leather itself.

Will my leather go hard over time?

No, it won't. Nappa leather keeps its original handle throughout its lifetime. This means that it is not going to stiffen over time. Your Nappa leather, custom printed, can be folded, bent or even stretched and has great anti-wrinkle and low crease properties. The Nappa leather texture option doesn't show creases due to the rick texture, and you will only be able to see very light wrinkling on the smooth Nappa, and only when you fold smooth face to smooth face.

Why are different leathers offered in different sizes?

This is due to where the leather comes from. Cows are larger animals than goats are, and thus the leather that we would get from those animals will be in a larger single piece. The maximum print size of our digital printed Nappa leathers is 130 x 65 cm.

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.

Print Guideline

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    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.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    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)

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    Maximum dimensions

    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.

  • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    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. 

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    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.Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

  • Can I print on both sides of the leather?

    Unfortunately, we do not offer printing on both sides of the leather. 

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    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

Production times

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.

Shipping methods

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.

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  • Delivery: €8.99
  • Western European: €14.50
  • Other European: €20
  • North America: €21
  • Australia / Japan: €28
  • Rest Of The World: €28

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