I normally apply a very thin sealer, consisting of a UV stabilized polymer varnish made by Golden (the same sealer used on many expensive artworks). This does not signficantly alter the look or feel of the leather. The varnished label can be mounted and handled but can take a couple months to fully cure.
I've tried to keep the price reasonable (at $8 for 4 sq. inches for black leather). By comparison, most binders charge $15+ for a hot stamped label -- with limited fonts and designs -- and add surcharges per line of text -- see here and here. Custom magnesium hot stamping dies are typically $30-$50. Discounts available for multiple labels or other applications - contact me.
The foiling page features personalized cases for Kindles, Fires, Ipads, Iphones and other electronics as well as customized bookmarks. Also. I've done spot foiling on paper, book wraps, report covers, title pages, scrapbooks, etc. One-offs or small runs at very reasonable pices.
I received the labels and decorations. They look perfect!
Thanks for a great job. I absolutely hate stamping titles, so I am going to be sending you more ...
They are great and I'm sure will look really good on the portfolios..