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What is "Bycast" - Definition & Explanation

This process is usually used on splits, or heavily buffed leather The finishing fim is created on a continuous release paper. An adhesive is applied to the film, and then it is pressed onto the leather. The finished leather is then removed from the paper, leaving a perfectly uniform surface. When stretched one will see a lighter color, that reverts back to the original when the pressure is released. Although stronger than a regular split hide, this is not top-grain. It is inexpensive,

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