About Us

Welcome to Leather Compendiums Australia, operating since 2005.  We are an Australian based company operating from various warehouses throughout Sydney Australia and provide you with a quality selection of compendiums, folders and accessories.  All of our merchandise on offer is made from the highest quality materials that we can source.  Due to the competitive nature of the leather industry and the recent decline in leather made products over the last 5-10 years we have tried to source leather from manufactures from ethical backgrounds.  Many of our raw materials come from places such as India, Indonesia, Philippines and Brazil.  Many of these types of places have been chosen not only just because of a “cost” factor, but these are literally some of the only countries left doing this type of work in the world.  Leather craft and the manufacturing is a highly skilled occupation and we choose these types of suppliers due to a range of factors that have learnt over the years.  YES, we can provide you with a handmade leather compendium made in Australia and made exclusively from Australian leather and we have done this for specialised clients in the past.  The reality is many different types of business and companies, just like you, want something that is affordable and that is made from great quality leather materials.

We give you these options with all of our promo compendiums on our very informative website.  We realise that you may want to look, feel and touch our unique range of leather products.  We understand that you can’t always tell from a photograph which product you would like to buy.  That’s why we are very happy to offer you samples upon request.  If you are looking for more than one sample or several of your favourites, no problem, simply let one of our staff know which products you would like and then we can express them or even airbag them directly to your preferred address.  Due to the dozens of samples we send out on a weekly basis, we do charge for all our samples to be sent out.  We do supply these at very affordable rates and we just want to make sure you make the right decision when it comes to your compendiums or folders investment.  After your selection we offer you several types of decoration options for your logo, image or text to be displayed.  These options include pad printing, laser engraving, foil stamping or the ever popular embossing.

Our standard printing process is supplied to you free of charge with all of our compendiums in our range.  This is a one color pad print that is printed by a specialty process onto your items.  Also after the print is applied we also include a free clear protective coating over the top of your print to ensure you decoration will last as long as possible.  Laser engraving is well suited to compendiums that often have a metal plaque on the front.  Everything from your business name, company name can be added to this small but significant area.  We can even customise each one with a name, number or specialty design feature of your choice.  Some clients also decide to even incorporate a laser engrave with a pad print too.  Foil stamping is simply embossing with a small sheet or layer of color added to the stamp being placed onto your merchandise.  This works very well with any type of genuine leather compendium and some types of artificial of bonded leather too.  Embossing is a stamping process that is fantastic for all types of leather compendiums.  The result is a subtle logo or wording of your choice that will last the lifetime of your product.  Looking for a completely customised compendium?  We have the knowledge and resources to create your compendiums offshore at very competitive rates.  All you need to have is an idea of the style, features and function of your compendiums and 6-8 weeks of time on your side and we can take care of the rest for you.  

We have been in the compendiums industry for many years and we certainly know our stuff.  LCA works very closely with many of Australia’s top companies and business and also many different types of smaller ones too.  For information regarding who we have worked with simply ask one of our sales staff.  We are more than happy to brag!  Our decoration is devoted to some of Australia’s top performing leather crafts people and printers too.  With over 25 years in the leather industry, embossed compendiums have become our specialty.  For any questions or comments please contact us today.  We are more than happy to assist all of your compendium requirements and look forward to working with you on a one on one basis.

Decoration Services We Offer

De-bossing/Embossing Compendiums

Meaning: To mold or carve a 3D image into a suitable fabric with logo or text design/s using a solid block of crafted metal.  Great de-bossing is the delicate art of the right “pressure”, “time” and “heat”.  If you are looking for an embossed leather product, then look no further than us.  Our head embosser who decorates all of our leather compendiums has over 4 generations of experience in this delicate process. Traditionally metal embossing plates need to be made up to imprint logos or designs onto leathers.  We use a combination of image stamps and solid brass blocks which are very strong and can be used time and time again.  This new process also speeds up the entire embossing process.  Today we can emboss your decorated leather compendiums within 4-5 days. We have a wealth of experience decorating leathers such as Analine Leather, Ballet Leather all the way through to you very best fine Full Grain Leathers.  We typically decorate genuine leather products due to the fact this material will give us the best quality finish but we can also emboss “leather look” items with great success.  If you are looking at a more affordable non-leather product one of customer service operators will suggest the correct decoration option for you and your business.  Our embossing team is the best in the business.  With over two generations of embossing experience we get the job right every time.  A standard de-bossing size is 36cm2 or 60mm x 60mm which is adequate for most compendiums, folders and notebooks.  We also offer larger sizes up to 100m x 100mm and beyond – please call for details and pricing.

–  De-bossing Logos & Images – company and business names, logo’s and all text names

Note:  Our head embosser has over 30 years experience in the specialty field!

Foil Printing – deluxe presentation when it matters

Foil stamping compendiums and other items has certainly gained popularity over the last 3-5 years.  Traditionally offered in “gold” or silver” but with the constant changes in technology LCA is able to offer a huge variety of colors (please inquire for more information)  We use the highest quality metallic foils which in turn gives you a deluxe presentation for many years to come.  Typically a compendium is stamped with a logo or design then the “foil” or special printing paper is placed into this space.  A stamping block has to be hand made to first achieve the stamp.  The foil stamping process is a very specialised print process that uses heat and pressure to embellish the surface of a compendium with your logo or design.  Foils typically have an adhesive backing to enable foil to bond to the surface of the compendium.  The colors we provide you include gold, silver or black and a limited range of metallic colors for a bolder view.

Materials suitable for foil printing include: leather, PVC, polyurethane, poly-carbonates, plastics and selected leather look materials.


Monogramming involves the use of de-bossing and/or foil stamping with various items such as compendiums, wallets, note pads, portfolios and notebooks – many other types of items can be included in this list.  Typically names such as initials of names, full names or partial names are applied to the various items with a hot stamping press and typeset, i.e. a set group of letters.  We specialise in this very specialized prestigious decoration.  Feel free to contact us for more information.

Screen Print, Pad Printed, UV Digitaly Printed Compendiums

Another specialty print process due to the nature of compendium fabrics and inks used.  Our printing professionals print the perfect compendium every single time and with over 25 years experience in this area, why wouldn’t you trust a company like us.  Choose from various locations and colors.  Our print options include the following:

– Screen Print – great for one to three colors.  Advantages of screen print include large print areas and cost effective printing.
– Pad Print – Suitable for more complex delicate logos.  Options include 1-3 colours.  Please contact our staff for the best decoration recommendation.

– Digital UV Transfer Printing – we offer the full color digital transfers printed onto your leather goods.  Great for complex logos, crests or designs with no limit on colors.

– Engraving – etch your name or logo onto metal badges on various selected items utalising this high end finish.
Custom Made Compendiums

We specialise in custom made compendiums and with over 15 year experience in this niche field no one can offer you a better selection than us.  What products do we custom make?

Leather Compendiums

Colored Compendiums



Travel Accessories – leather and leather look


Wallets & Purses
Card Holders
Desk Accessories

Leather Compendiums Australia offers a huge range of products including leather and non-leather items, that can be fully custom made.  Our “Vivid” range offers you the complete custom built package.  Choose from a range of colored materials (leather and leather-look options), linings colors, stitching and decoration.  We have so many possible product combinations and low minimum orders starting at just 25 units.  Time frames for this service vary and we have two options available.  The first is air fright – typically for smaller items: lead in times are a FAST 4-5 weeks.  The second is sea fright – normally used for bulk/heavier orders: lead in times are 8-12 weeks, depending on the construction and materials used.  Our fully made to order items include:

A4 & A5 Compendiums, luggage tags, card holders/presenters, wallets, coasters, key rings, passports holders (RFID), A4 and A5 folders, menu holders and journals.

Premium Soft Touch Leather Fabric Color Chart:

Recycled Leather Range

Leather Look Materials

Plain Or Undercoated

Yes, we can provide you with plain or undercoated compendiums of your choice.  Please contact one of our staff for more information.  

High Quality Leather Images

Here are just some of the types of high quality leathers that we use on a daily basis.  Please note that we can customize your compendiums to suit.  Here are images of some of the types of leather we can utalise: