Solutions Showcase: Covering All the Possibilities
Gane Brothers & Lane, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Products: Book Cloths—Gane carries more than a dozen book-cloth cover solutions, including: Arrestox/Roxite—a Group-B book cloth; Luminaire—a shiny, pearlescent Group-B product; and Silk Moire—a “shimmery,” paper-backed cloth material. Vinyl Products include: Virgin Vinyl, Clear Vinyl and Echo Line Vinyl, constructed of recycled materials. Pajco Products—durable, acrylic-saturated paper stocks, ranging from lightweight, premium cover materials to Lexotone 17, fine leather and textile simulations.
ICG/Holliston, Church Hill, Tenn.
Products: Coated Book Cloth—ICG/Holliston offers five brands of durable book cloths, including: Roxitec—an aqueous acrylic-coated cloth; and Pearl Linen—an aqueous-coated cloth. Starch-Filled Natural Book Cloths: Kennett Natural Finish Book Cloth or Kenlam Natural Finish Book Cloth (with a paper backing)—durable, has the look and feel of cloth. Sturdite—features a specialty coating on the fabric that simulates leather. Buckram Cloth (Optima E and Roxite F)—made with a fully coated duck cloth; often used in library binding and reference books, for which longevity and durability are required.
LBS, Des Moines, Iowa
(800) 247-5323 or (515) 262-3191
Products: Woven Cover Materials—comprising seven brands, including: LBS B-Cloth—100-percent cotton, cloth-dyed and coated with an acrylic pigment, and available in vellum and linen finishes; Verona—a woven rayon designed for strength and abrasion resistance; and LBS Buckram—made for strength from a polycotton blend complemented by an acrylic coating. Non-Woven Cover Materials: LBS’ Non-Woven line includes an array of colors, gloss and matte finishes, and embossing patterns, all designed for easy decorating with foil, blind-embossing, debossing or offset printing. Leathers: LBS carries two brands: Cromwell’s Taratan II—a bonded leather made from 100-percent cowhide leather fibers, with a “soft and smooth feel,” and leather smell, according to the company. LBS also offers Imitation Leather, which has a 100-percent cotton base and a skiver grain embossing pattern.
Product: Kalima Coated Cover C1S Plus—with a unique back-side coating, designed to be suited to foil-stamping, embossing, die-cutting, aqueous coating, UV coating or film laminating.