SPLITTING & SKIVING SERVICE
For the Leather Purchased From Us
We offer free splitting service for the leather that you purchase from us.
We have a compact leather splitting machine in our studio that can split down your leather to the thickness you need. However, the splitter has a width of 32 cm restriction but we prefer to trim the leather to about 30 cm wide maximum to ensure it feeds and splits nicely.
This means we CAN NOT split the whole hide, we have to cut the leather as below:
Please note that every skin is different in shape, the photos above are just to illustrate how we trim the leather before splitting. It's basically a matter of trimming the creasing parts. We will try to maximise the sizes of panels you can work with. You will receive all the parts from one skin.
So in the Free Splitting field on the product page, you should write the desired thickness and the trimming version, i.e "0.5mm, Option 1"
Please note that leather is a natural material that comes from animals, and therefore it may have certain characteristics such as wrinkles, scratches, holes, bites and variations in colour or texture. These are not considered defects but rather unique features that add to the beauty and authenticity of the product. Please understand that we cannot guarantee that the leather will be completely flawless or uniform in appearance, as this is a natural occurrence that is beyond our control. some hides have a more narrow clean centre area than others.
Leather production may result in varying shades of colour for each batch. While the tanneries make an effort to maintain a strict tolerance, there may be slight variations.
We can not control the range of sizes we receive. The average size is around 0.55 sqm (5.9 sqft).
For the Leather Purchased From Elsewhere
The tolerances for splitting is (+ 0.1mm). Usually they will be very close to the desired thickness. We can split leather down to 0.5mm at the thinnest. Bear in mind that, if you wrote 0.5mm in the custom field for free splitting, you may get either 0.5 or 0.6 mm.
We CAN NOT split the whole hide at this moment. You have the option to send us pre-cut panels (max. 30cm width). Alternatively, we can cut the leather for you with a cutting charge of £5 per hide.
Thinning/Splitting Service charges:
If you wish you split multiple small panels (max. 15 x 15 cm) with different types of leather and thickness, we charge £2 per piece.
All prices are VAT excluded
Prices excluding Postage and Packaging
A minimum of £10 spending is required
Sample splitting before larger batch:
If you wish to send us a pieces of sample to test before sending us a larger batch, there is a standard fee of £10. This fee will be deducted from your larger batch splitting order.
Terms and Conditions:
All fees must be settled prior to commencing the splitting process.
The lead time for splitting is approximately 4-6 working days after providing us with clear splitting requirements.
Please ensure that the leather is properly labeled in batches according to thickness or clearly stated in the email.
Certain thick and dense leathers, may require multiple processes to achieve the desired thickness. Processing these leathers may require a reduced maximum width for the hides to ensure proper processing.
As natural products can vary, Pro Atelier Plus LTD takes no responsibility for any damage that may occur to materials during the splitting process. In the rare event of material damage, we will waive the associated fees and provide free splitting services for replacement leather supplied by the customer.
By sending us leather for splitting, it is understood that the customer has read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.
You can discuss your special requirement with us. If you have any question, please contact us via WhatsApp.