I love the stressed look of the imitation leather. I have found these materials to standup better than bonded leather (will not get into how that is made). While the print is not overly large it is a very clear type-set, therefore making it easy to read. The yellowed paper adds to the readability as it does not reflect light as much as a pure white page. I have no complaints and truly like the old-fashioned look of the NIV.
I really wanted to like this Bible but it wasn't what expected and ended up returning it. The Bible really doesn't open all the way (doesn't lay flat), so you can't read very well the inner columns of Scripture which is the main reason why I returned it. Someone else commented on this aspect as well and they were spot on. Also, the Bible was extremely thick because of the paper they used. Yes, the Bible has the Antique/Old World style to it but in person it is much darker than what is pictured. Even the title on the outside of the Bible was difficult to see. It definitely works for some people but not for me.
really like bible, so much me and my wife each got one.the bible does open up and lay flat, easy to read and love the jagged edges, over all a great bible, just what I was wanting. if your looking for s good bible this is it . I like that it says Holy Bible on the front! :-)