Embossing – Malai can be embossed using stamps or any kind of leather \ textile embossing machine. Hot stamping is especially successful since it creates a color difference too on lighter shades of Malai. Foil stamping is possible however doesn’t last long on this material.
Printing – Malai can be screen printed on using pigments suitable for cellulosic fibres
Finishing edges – if left untouched, cut edges of malai can fringe slightly over time and wear. We recommend to seal them applying wax, water-based glue or secure them with a single line of stitching.
Waterproofing surface – Malai is a cellulose based material and as such is sensitive to different levels of humidity. As a finished material it already has an oil based top coating protecting the surface from water penetration. However we do recommend to repeat this process regularly by applying carnauba / beeswax. After applying this we recommend a short graining process to ensure the wax gets to all the pores of the material. It will bring our materials color, texture and prolong its life significantly.