Art Leather Futura
Wedding Album Covers
from years ago
If you've arrived here, you are probably investigating
how to fix or replace your sticky Art Leather
Futura wedding album cover which is probably
from the 80's or 90's. Most likely, your pages
and photos are fine, but your cover is not. You
want to know how to solve the issue.
Are replacements available?
Answer: No. For years, we had an option
to produce a new cover that matched the features
of older Art Leather albums, but that option no
longer exists. For that reason, repair/recovering
using your current album frame is the only option.
How can I remove the stickiness?
Answer: You can't. You will not be able
to permanently remove the stickiness because it's
a degredation process of the cover material. Any
temporary success will be short lived.
Why is it sticky?
Answer: Your album cover is not genuine
leather, but rather a material called Aristohyde
which was very popular years ago. The material
is now breaking down over the years. Yes, if you
stored it in the heat or humidity, that may have
accelerated the process, but it may have done
Is there a warranty?
Answer: There was, but Art Leather
is out of business, so there are no more warranties.
The warranties died with the company.
What do I do now?
Answer: For years, we provided recovering
and restoration services, but due to limited availability
of the materials needed we no longer offer this
service. Your best option is probably going to
be to seek out a book binder who can carefully
disassemble your album and recover it with quality
materials. Be sure to keep the hardware (end caps)
that hold your inserts in the cover because you
will need those for reassembly.