Solutions Showcase: Covering All the Possibilities
Products: Texlibris offers an array of cover materials to the book industry, including 100-percent biodegradable (and heavy-metal free) viscose, cotton and linen cloths, acetate cloths and synthetic materials.
WingWing America, Inc., Norwood, N.J.
Products: 02—designed to offer the visual and textural authenticity of genuine leather, and compatible with a variety of printing and finishing processes, including UV printing, silk screening, blind foil-stamping, laser printing and digital printing; Siduce—simulates the look and feel of genuine leather in an environmentally friendly product, according to the company, composed of specially treated paper from 100-percent pulp, coated with a polyurethane; and Fabric—manufactured by applying pure cotton to the cover material, and designed as an ideal solution for turned-edge books requiring durability; SILK Skin—produced by applying satin suede to the cover material, suited for embroidery and other needlework designs applied to the cover material.
Yupo Corporation America, Chesapeake, Va.
Products: Yupo Synthetic Papers—manufactured using 100-percent recyclable materials, available for book covers in weights ranging from 78 lbs. to 144 lbs.
Gretchen A. Peck is a freelance author who writes about the international printing and publishing industries.