Semi-Rigid Cafe Covers
Leatherette or Vinyl Covers
Clear Inside Pockets
We've taken our Deluxe Cafe Style Covers and replaced the front and back panels with your choice of bendable, semi-rigid leatherette, antimicrobial vinyl, or high-quality expanded supported vinyl, embossed and top printed to look like leather. Your name and/or logo can be foil stamped and debossed on front cover. This is the thinnest, lightest cover on the internet available for personalization.
Clear panels are made from 10-gauge APET polyester with a crystal clear or matte clear finish, specially formulated to prevent wrinkling and cracking. Reinforced edging, in a color to complement the front and back panels, is double stitched to both the cover and inside panels, with the edges of the binding turned under to present a finished appearance.
Metal tabs are added to all the corners of these covers to add to both protection and appearance.
Customers ask: How is Twilight Antimicrobial Vinyl different from our regular Expanded Supported Vinyl (ESV) and why is Twilight less expensive? Twilight is made for the marine industry -- for seats, cushions and trim -- and is therefore produced in far greater quantities than ESV. This allows our supplier to charge less than we pay for other materials of similar quality. Twilight has a polyester knit backing which is more washable and waterproof than the cotton backing of our regular ESV, which has a non-woven cotton backing. While both simulate the look of leather, ESV has a look a wee bit closer to the real thing.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CUSTOMERS WHO PLACED ORDERS in 2021, 2022 and 2023: During the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, our suppliers changed from mass producing 10-gauge crystal clear polyester to a thicker 18- or 20-gauge polyester. This was to meet the demand for desk shields and sneeze guards during that time. We bought that thicker material in bulk and used it for our Semi-Rigid Cafe interior panels and other clear panel menu covers. Some of our customers loved the thicker material, while others frankly did not. Now that the demand for 18- and 20-gauge polyester has dropped off sharply, we can no longer source it at a reasonable price. We have returned to using the same 10-gauge material we had used for over 30 years prior to the pandemic. If you really liked the stiffer feel, consider adding cardboard stiffeners to your order.