leather card case scarlet king olabuenaga
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This new leather collection is yet another first for ACME Studio. This collection uses a brand new method of printing leather, which is called Digital Engraving. ACME is the first company anywhere in the world to be using Digital Engraving technology, and it is now a trademark of ACME Studio Inc. The process involves having the colors applied onto raw, untanned leather hides, so the colors are part of the tanning of the leather. All of the colors, including the background color, are applied all at one time. Since the colors are part of the tanning process, they become part of the leather itself and are not just printed on the surface. This makes it impossible for the colors to scratch off or fade, and are as permanent as if they were the standard black or brown. Since the application of the colors does not adhere to blemishes or any imperfections in the raw leather, we are forced to use only the best quality leather available anywhere. It is not unusual for us to turn away as much as 70 of the raw hides that are received. There is nothing wrong with this other 70, and it would be perfectly usable to any other company doing basic one-color accessories, but it is simply not good enough for this process. The results are of the best possible quality, designed by great designers, for people who know the difference and appreciate good design. But thats all we can say, as the actual details of the process itself are a well-guarded secret. The scarlet king leather card case takes it inspiration directly from the scarlet king snake. Designed by Adrian Olabuenaga who co-founded acme with his wife Lesley Bailey, originally from Buenos Aires, Olabuenaga grew up in Los Angeles where he has been inspired by architecture, art, & design from an early age. his medium is primarily functional art such as furniture, jewelry, pens, etc. & his first solo show was in 1983. Olabuenaga is the ceo and creative director for acme studios.