Each book of gold or metal leaf contains 25 leaves that measure 140mm x 140mm. 1 book of gold will cover an area of 0.4m² without waste or overlap. Please contact us for current stock levels and for quotations on large quantities of gold and other metal leaf. Transfer Leaf is the same as loose leaf except that each leaf has been pressed onto a lightly waxed sheet of tissue paper which can be picked up, thus avoiding contact with the metal. The tissue is then offered up to the sized area and rubbed from behind so that the leaf transfers from the paper to the object to be gilded.