All the Rage
Tembec's cover stock was recently featured on Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis, published by Simon & Schuster. The Coated Cover combined with C1S Plus in 10 pt. meant that as well as holding gloss on top, the publisher could print additional content inside, such as reviews, as well as show an image of the author with a brief biography. API Foils (www.apifoils.com) also provides materials that work well with traditional and specialty projects, like Atalfa, a coating against water and grease that's available for both paper and board. And for many books, standing the test of time is a job considered by not only the authors, but also manufacturers.
-Natalie Hope McDonald
Book manufacturer Thomson-Shore (www.thomson-shore.com) says: "At least one week's time will be cut-off schedules (using PDF files) and the financial savings on an average book will be about $150. We have a few customers that have either eliminated bluelines entirely or see just first and last signature blues."