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June 16, 2017

Deckle edge book samples

These two gorgeous book blocks were sewn for us by Acme. Top is Rives Heavyweight (from France) and bottom is Somerset Heavyweight (from England). Both papers are mouldmade, 100% cotton.

Categories: Miscellaneous, Print Talk

May 5, 2017

Raised spot UV with foil

This short-run book cover started with an Indigo-printed cover with overall matte lamination. Superior Bindery then applied a silver foil directly over a raised spot gloss UV on the text areas, creating a raised effect without registration issues.

This technique has good resolution, does not show through to the inside covers like a traditional emboss or deboss, and does not require a die.

Categories: Digital printing, Miscellaneous, Print Talk

May 4, 2017

Holographic foil

This book cover has blind debossing for the text overlayed with an holographic foil, giving it a three dimensional shimmering effect. Endpapers (pictured at bottom) have die cut holes. Book design by Miko McGinty Inc.

Categories: Miscellaneous, Print Talk

May 1, 2017

Printing on book cloth

This cover shows HUV printing on Holliston book cloth, along with a foil stamp and edge staining. The quality of the ink over the cloth is crisp and bright. Book design by Jenny Chan (Jack Design).

Categories: Miscellaneous, Print Talk

April 19, 2017

Luxeboard for softcover books

Testing Holliston’s Luxeboard as a nice alternative for perfect bind book covers. Luxeboard is a printable cloth mounted over paper and has the feel and durability of a hardcover book, for much less expense.

Categories: Miscellaneous, Print Talk

April 10, 2017

Silver gilding

The edges of this book were gilded for us by New Hampshire Bindery. From their website: “Gilding – A process where each edge of a book is sanded and polished; then a thin film of gold or silver foil is transferred onto them with a heated silicon rubber roll. Gilding protects pages from the natural oils of the human hand.”

Categories: Miscellaneous, Print Talk