Custom bookbinding

Since 1942

About Us


Founded in 1942 by Morris Schneider, Leather Craftsmen began making it’s time honored library bound 300 style flush mount series in 1945. A few years later, he added the very popular custom library bound 800 style matted album that was the standard bearer of all wedding albums through the early 2000s.

Morris, born on September 14, 1914 remained our active CEO until he passed away at the age of 92 on November 17, 2006.

Morris’ nephew, Morty Schneider, began working at Leather Craftsmen after being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945. Morty became President of the company in 1973 and is responsible for creating the foundation of our customer service philosophy. Morty remained President until his untimely passing in 1990. 

Morty’s son, Howard Schneider, took over in 1990. In the early  2000s, he introduced the 3500 Album Series which is still the most popular album for today’s digitally crafted photographers.

Morris Schneider, CEO  

With LC from 1942-2006

Morty Schneider, President 

With LC from 1973-1990

Howard Schneider, President 

With LC from 1980-Present

The Present and the Future

Taking into account the latest innovations in the world of photography, we have seamlessly combined our old world hand-made bookbinding with a brand new audience of tech savvy Professional Photographers.

Offering Three Services as choices of Print & Bind, Design Print & Bindand Bind Only we proudly cater to every niche across the entire spectrum to produce an elegant heirloom album for a very discerning clientele

With album styles ranging from the very traditional, through the contemporary,  we are able to satisfy the wide range of photographic expressions that exist today. All of our album styles are hand crafted, and can be covered in Genuine Leathers, Japanese Book Cloth, Countryside Linen Book Cloth, Premium Fabric and Metallic Fabric.

We hope you enjoy navigating our web site to find the style of album that best suits your studio’s needs.

Leather Craftsmen Products and Services are offered solely to Professional Photographer

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Dear Friends,

Updated 04-09-2020 – 12:20 PM ET (Refresh your browser for most current update)
First and foremost, we wish you and your loved ones good health and safe keeping.
As you know, the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation is disrupting businesses around the world. The State of New York has issued a mandate that legally requires us to keep 100% of our in-plant workforce at home.
We have remote staff that can help you with questions and move new orders to the point of printing. Once the governor allows us to return to our operations, we will pickup the queue right where we’ve left off. 
All ordering systems are live and you can submit your orders, bearing in mind that production times will be longer than usual.
Leather Craftsmen is committed to helping you keep your album revenue stream open. We will get through this unsettling time with you.
Take care of each other out there