These journals were great for the purpose in which we used them. They were given out as Father's Day gifts from our organization. The service and process was simple and we received updates along the way with our order. The material is like a faux leather and we got the metallic gold font color which made these look like quality custom journal notebooks. My only complaint is the strong chemical smell which I assume is from the imprint. It eventually lessened. I would love the option for this product to be available with cream or ivory pages in the future. Great value for the price.