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February 17, 2017

Hand sewn binding

This stab binding was done by our designer Christyann, who is also a craft and custom greeting card expert.

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January 24, 2017

Gloss and dull lamination

We do a lot of book covers using dull lamination because it has a really nice feel, and no glare. However, gloss lamination really enhances the colors and has a beautiful rich look – especially over darker colors. This photo shows the same press sheet with nylon gloss lamination (top) and matte scuff-free (bottom).

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January 2, 2017

Edge staining

This is a sample test of edge staining done for us by New Hampshire Bindery. The book block is sprayed with dye; once dry it is cased into the covers.

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October 13, 2016

Foil stamping tests on cloth

AcmeBinding recently provided these tests of different foils on a variety of cloths. There is a pretty big variation in quality throughout the different combinations.

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October 13, 2016

Inside of a book case

This photo shows the inside of a book case in production at AcmeBinding. The darker board is the spine; immediately outside of that are the hinges and then the boards for the front and back cover. Eventually, the endpapers will cover up the boards.

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October 13, 2016

Clear foil stamp

Clear foil over uncoated paper has a nice look. A spot varnish or UV would soak into the paper so the foil is a better solution.

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