Dressed in precious cloth, the book appears in its full glory
There are many varieties of cover fabrics: coated, uncoated, coloured, natural, etc. The variety is endless. It depends on the contents or the application which cloth is being used. There is a significant difference between a cover made of paper or cloth. Durability, protection against stains and the need for embossing are other reasons for choosing cloth instead of paper.
One of the most important cloths is Englisch Buckram, the cloth being used by libraries according to RAL RG 495.