Replacement Art Leather Wedding Album Covers
Over the years, Art Leather produced a lot of Futura and Permabound albums, and some of those have failed and become sticky due to the break-down of the material. If you have an Art Leather Futura or Permabound wedding album cover that has become sticky for any reason, of if it has become damaged due to heat, flood, fire, etc., we can possibly help.

 

For decades, WeddingAlbumDepot.com served the wedding community by supplying a preimum option of supplying matted wedding albums from various manufacturers. The industry began evolving with the introduction of digital photography back in the early and mid 2000s and the matted wedding album demand slowed as digital wedding albums emerged... along with some not even making wedding albums and just storing images on their computers. For many decades, Art Leather produced wedding albums - some of which had cover materials that deteriorated with time, so we were happy to provide restoration services to those customers. Other brands had similar issues with some of their materials. Those albums dated back into the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. Our services breathed new life into their albums. Over time, supplies for that service have become fewer, so after many years of serving the wedding community, we have discontinued all services.

 

 

Sticky 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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 it anyway.

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

 


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