Ribbon Leaf Specifications

What you need to know...

Ribbon Gold Leaf is manufactured by placing 4 1/8" square leaves onto a continuous length of waxed paper with a 2mm overlap. The rolled paper and the cardboard core are equal in width and the gold leaf is placed inside the edge of the paper. Ribbon Leaf can be trimmed to any size required. When trimmed, the gold leaf and paper are cut to produce a clean edge of gold and paper of the exact width.

Ribbon Metal Leaf is manufactured by placing 6 14" square leaves onto a continuous length of waxed paper with a 2mm overlap. Each leaf is 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" on a continuous roll of 5, 50 or 75 meter lengths. Approx. coverage for 50 meter is 82 sqft and the 75 meter roll is 123 sqft.

Every project has a unique profile. You (or your client) may want the 'real' stuff... until you start pricing it. A 35sqft dresser is one thing, but a 1,200 sqft ceiling is another.

Here's a bunch of basic info, facts and specs for you to pull together for your unique project.

Ribbon Leaf by type

Manetti Brand. Italian Gold Ribbon Leaf. 20 meter Master Roll - Individual leaf is 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" (104mm x 104mm) on a continuous roll that is 67 ft. long. Approx. coverage is 22 sqft.
Crocodile Brand. German Gold Ribbon Leaf. 21 meter Master Roll - Individual leaf is 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" (104mm x 104mm) on a continuous roll that is 69 ft. long. Approx. coverage is 23 sqft.
Manetti Brand. Italian Silver Ribbon Leaf. 25 or 50 meter Master Roll - Individual leaf is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (140mm) on a continuous roll. The 25 meter ribbon leaf approx. coverage is approx 37.5 sqft. 50 meter ribbon leaf approx. coverage is 75 sqft.
Manetti Brand. Italian Palladium Ribbon Leaf. 20 meter Master Roll - Individual leaf is 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" (85mm x 85mm) on a continuous roll that is 67 ft. long. Approx. coverage is 18.8 sqft.
Nazionale Brand. Italian Imitation Gold Ribbon Leaf. 50 meter and 75 meter Master Roll - Individual leaf is 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" (14cm x 14cm) on a continuous roll. The 50 meter (164 linear ft) covers approx 82 sqft. The 75 meter master Roll (246 linear ft) covers approx, 123 sqft.
Nazionale Brand. Italian Imitation Silver Ribbon Leaf. Also called 'Aluminum Ribbon Leaf'. 50 meter and 75 meter Master Roll - Individual leaf is 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" (14cm x 14cm) on a continuous roll. The 50 meter (164 linear ft) covers approx 82 sqft. The 75 meter master Roll (246 linear ft) covers approx, 123 sqft.
Nazionale Brand. Italian Imitation Copper Ribbon Leaf. 50 meter Master Roll - Individual leaf is 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" (14cm x 14cm) on a continuous roll. The 50 meter (164 linear ft) covers approx 82 sqft. 75 meter master Roll available by special order.

It's all in the details!

Materail Size Quantity Coverage
Gold Leaf Pack 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" 500 leaves 39.5 sqft.
Gold Leaf Book 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" 25 leaves 1.98 sqft.
Metal Leaf Pack 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" 500 leaves 100 sqft.
Metal Leaf Book 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" 25 leaves 5 sqft
Gold Leaf Master Roll 4 1/8" x 69 ft. Master Roll 23.5 sqft.
Silver Leaf Master Roll 5 3/4" x 82 ft. Master Roll 39 sqft.
Metal Leaf Roll 5 meter 6 1/4" sq. x 15 ft. Master Roll 3 sqft.
Metal Leaf Roll 50 meter 6 1/4" x 164 ft Master Roll 82 sqft.
Metal Leaf Roll 75 meter 6 1/4" x 246 ft. Master Roll 123 sqft.

Measurements are calculated without consideration for waste or overlap.


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Dimentions & Leaf size
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Leaf Size: Gold leaf is 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches square (85 mm x 85 mm) and is sold in units called packs, containing 500 leaves. A pack is divided into 20 books with each book containing 25 leaves.