Since May of 2005, I have consistently created painted tack that keeps customers coming back for more. I take a lot of pride in building a long lasting product. Our Paint finish is SECOND TO NO ONE. Our paint is layered on and "penetrates into the leather" Its far superior to "the printed" items that are being produced now. Printed designs are ink, not paint that lasts for up to 50 years. Painted tack has layers of paint that penetrate the leather. Printed inks only have one extremely light coat of ink that does two things. Wears off and fades in the sunshine. So be assured when you buy my stuff that its going to last!