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Schuyler: Tuscany Aniline Italian Calfskin
Aniline Tuscany will be rolled out in virtually every Schuyler edition. This is an Aniline leather which is the most natural-looking leather type and is colored with soluble aniline dyes. Because it doesn’t have a pigment based surface finish, aniline leather is a porous smooth leather. The natural texture of the skin is clearly visible and so aniline leather is usually classed as highest-grade leather. The lack of a pigmented colour layer on the surface means that aniline leather feels natural, soft and warm to touch. It will also patina (darken over time) Because is has no coating it will scratch easier than coated calfskin. We are calling this Tuscany because of its color and orgin. This is as Italian as it gets. And 100% natural.
There is an incredible international collaboration that produces the Schuyler Bible. The Schuyler Bible is an international enterprise that spans about 10 nations and 3 continents and is the result of countless hours of design and detail work and the resulting synergy of 3 principal companies. Hundreds of hours go into the design of the typesetting as well as the actual book design. The design process is conceived in the United States (Schuyler Bibles) and perfected in Denmark (2K/Denmark). Weeks of collaborative work go into choosing spacing, font, format, size – and this list is just the beginning. After dozens of sample pages are produced – a final draft is confirmed and then a 6-8 month process begins in actually arranging about 800,000 words into the typesetting design. The Bible presents many major challenges for the typesetter – not only due to its length, but because formats change in prose and poetry, cross references, footnotes, superscripts, and the list of Bible idiosyncrasies is numerous. (Schuyler Stridon pictured across)