12 Profitable Book-Production Tips for Publishers and Printers
Parisi offers the following three production tips:
10. For lamination of cover stock for paperback and hardcover books, wax-free, low-solvent inks must always be used when offset-printing book covers. Ask your ink supplier for an ink that is compatible with film lamination. Inks with wax content or high solvents will not allow lamination to adhere. This can be a serious problem with de-lamination of the film in the joint (hinge) area of a case-bound book.
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.