Published On: July 28, 2023Categories: Craftsmanship Chronicles, Journal1.8 min read

We can design high-quality blotters to fit your exact specifications, made to measure.

This one-off luxury desk blotter was commissioned by our client, for their private study. They gave us the specific paper size and we created this beautiful product to ensure it was measured to perfection.

With this at your reception desk we can guarantee your guests will recognise they are in a classy establishment and know they’ve made the right choice for a most excellent visit.

PS : We can also provide personalised paper and pads.

Description of product

Oversized A3 Blotter, on wooden 9mm chamfered plinth base W570 x W390mm, with 65mm panels on top, left-hand and right-hand sides.

Produced in premium quality Shelly Blue Calf Leather with 9mm padded panels and a soft-touch nuba lining

We carefully source the best wood from our local timber merchants and our expert in-house carpenter cuts to size.

We store a large stock of various grades of leathers to suit a wide-ranging colour palette. Our knowledgeable team will guide you to select the perfect leather for the job.

It takes a steady and firm hand to skive the leather to the exact thickness required. It’s not for the feint-hearted, as sparks fly as the ultra-sharp blade spins at breakneck speeds!

We hand cut our finest leathers to reduce waste, avoiding blemishes and deep creases.

You can be assured your products pass our vigilant quality controls.

It’s the attention to detail that sets us apart. Corners are hand turned, leaving a crisp, smooth edge.

It’s hard to see the actual size of the finished product; could you guess that an A3 piece of paper nestles snugly between the panels.


Blotting paper is reported to be a serendipitous discovery, when during manufacture of writing paper in the 18th century, a worker missed a step and the discarded paper was found to absorb the ink.

“There’s no such thing as a mistake, really. It’s just an opportunity to do something else.” ― Ralph Steadman

Review: Our boss, David, loved this one so much that he asked for another one to be made for his office desk in the factory!

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