Bonded Leather is made from real leather. However, as the name suggests, the cover is made from leather pieces that are bonded together with latex. Once bonded, the leather is dyed, cut and embossed to look like genuine leather. The look and feel is as genuine leather (though not high-grade leather). Due to the fact that it is not made from a single sheet of leather, bonded leather is less expensive, and can be less durable than genuine leather.
Simulated Leather, Imitation Leather, Leather-look, LeatherLike and Leatherflex Bibles all have a leather appearance & may be made from a variety of materials. Traditionally these covers are slightly more durable than a paperback but not as durable as bonded leather. However developments in recent years have greatly improved imitation leather covers to a standard that rivals bonded leather, and even genuine leather for durability and feel. These man-made materials allow a range of style and color not possible with leather materials. Some of these better quality imitation leathers go by such names as Tru-Tone, TuTone, Duo-Tone, etc.
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