Plastic Sandwich produce bespoke, custom-made high-quality leather portfolios/display books from top quality 3mm British hides. Because we hand-craft the books in house we can undertake projects ranging from large scale production, to designing one-off books for individual clients.

We offer a personal service and consultation with a dedicated team with whom you can discuss your order and any particular requirements. For example, we can match specific pantone colours on large orders, or handle orders for 3000 books for instance, with repeats over the following years. Our books can be any size or format.

Plastic Sandwich has over 40 years of experience in display presentation, and our client base includes film makers, designers, artists, writers and photographers. We also handle projects for international manufacturers, PR and marketing, and design companies. Our books are a stylish option for anyone whose activities or craft is best shown through a sophisticated, tactile presentation. They provide a contemporary alternative to traditional book binding.

We also offer a variety of smaller made-to-order leather goods including business card holders, notepad and book covers, and other customised leather items for special presentation and gift use.

History & Development

In 1974 Joyce Pinto founded Plastic Sandwich and was joined five years later by Rob Jacobs. During the ‘70’s we offered a complete presentation service for photographers, designers and ad agencies based around print lamination (hence the name ‘Plastic Sandwich’).

Over the years we have refined and broadened our services in response to the changing needs of our clients and their requirements. In the early ‘90’s prints-in portfolios became popular and we developed an innovative leather display book, which enabled regular updates and easy editing. As a result of this development we were able to offer a product which is incredibly flexible; the books are not only a perfect way to show prints or artwork – interiors can be customised to accommodate a variety of page types and display objects.


A small selection of kind words from our customers…

Megan Geraghty

Just a quick email to say I have just received my print book in perfect condition. Thanks for taking such care in wrapping and thanks for hurrying the process along in order for me to get the book in time. One happy customer!

Zoe Hopwood

My portfolio has arrived, and I am in love! Thank you so much for your help. It’s so good and professional, I am so happy.

Thank you a million times!

Chase Guttman (USA)

I recently received the portfolio book and it looks absolutely stunning. Thank you and Plastic Sandwich so very much – I am incredibly excited to use it. Thank you once again and have an excellent week.

Kerian – Stills + Motion

It’s sad I can’t find this quality of craftsmanship here in the US, really really sad. Thank you for being so great at what you do – I appreciate it.

Matthew Haysom – Third Eye Studio

The portfolio arrived this morning and it looks amazing! Thanks so much for the fast turn around! Looking forward to showing our clients!

Hopefully will be in touch soon for a second one!

Photography by Emma Townsend: www.emmatownsendphotography.co.uk

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For further information and ordering call us on 020 7431 3211