A soft acrylic binder developed especially for high-covering basecoats. Formulations based on this product display low surface tack, excellent plate release, and excellent print retention. Basecoats formulated with this binder are especially resistant to “cut-through” when embossed at high temperatures and pressures. These features make this product an excellent choice for formulating basecoats for full-grain and corrected-grain leathers. Formulations based on this binder have proven very successful in upholstery applications.