Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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pigment leather

A leather finished with materials containing opaque pigments which obscure the grain pattern, including any defects it may have. When a leather is buffed very deeply in order to remove grain defects, it is often necessary to apply large amounts of pigment in the finish to obtain a uniform appearance. An increase in the amount of pigment used requires an increase in the amount of binding material used, so as to prevent the pigment from chalking and flaking off. See also: ANILINE LEATHER ,

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