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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).

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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.

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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.”

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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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