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Colorado Colorado is a favourite when looking for a smooth textured cloth, ideal for luxury packaging, books, stationery and more. With a wide variety of different shades to choose from Colorado is one of our most popular products, excellent for foiling.

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New Heritage Colours Due to our Heritage Library Buckram range proven to be so popular, we have added 9 new colours chosen by our in-house design team. Suitable for packaging, pattern books, notebooks and more.

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LAUNCHED – New Hand Marble Papers Our new selection of Printed & Hand Marble Papers are now officially available! Don't miss out whilst stocks last!

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Hand Made Marble Paper Introducing a whole new range of revamped marble papers to start 2018.

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Embossing on Colorado Blind embossing is a one chance operation, those clear lines on our Colorado Pearl are a testament to the precision of the binder.

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Congratulations! Our congratulations to Leslie Gerry for his beautiful book and case, titled Havana (where else) bound in Colorado Congo and winner of the photographic book section at the @BBDPAwards

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Blocking using Colorado When you need good, clear and sharp results, use Colorado bookcloth every time. Perfect for foil blocking.

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Creating with Windsor A beautiful handmade book lined in salmon pink Balmoral Windsor bookcloth. Add texture and shade to your journals, sketchbooks and note pads.

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The Queen’s Bindery Apprenticeship At FJ Ratchford we are delighted to be official supporters of contributing materials, equipment and specialist training. We are proud to have been supplying Her Majesty The Queen for many many years.

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Windsor is our material of the month! Windsor Bookcloth is our new monthly favourite covering material! Windsor is available in a stunning range of 48 colours, all available from stock.  Rolls are suitably wide at 1320mm, catering for a variety of jobs and projects. The length of each roll is 100m. Cut lengths are available by the metre. Windsor is a tissue lined rayon and is a dynamic covering material, ideal for covering books, boxes, diaries and albums.  The image below was kindly sent into us by a talented customer, showcasing the flawless and sleek feel of Windsor Corfe Grey. You can view the full range of...

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