The addition of an aqueous or UV topcoat provides scuff resistance and durability for most every application. EPIC II cover material can be printed on by offset presses for those applications where fold endurance and repeated handling are required.
Finally, and perhaps most important, EPIC II is competitively priced, and can be delivered in rolls or sheets.
EPIC II is but one member of a family of similar latex-saturated printable products manufactured by Kimberly-Clark specifically for the book industry. It's the product of choice for titles that must support NASTA Type II specifications for textbook manufacturing.
Simply put, EPIC II has been engineered to last as long or longer than the textbooks it covers. Due to its exceptional strength and durability, EPIC II is not a material you would specify for a soft cover throwaway.
Essentially, EPIC II is the difference between a disposable Bic pen and a Mont Blanc heirloom. The Bic you use and throw away. The Mont Blanc is a keeper.
As a $14 billion Fortune 100 corporation, Kimberly-Clark has the resources and experience to develop saturated papers and other cover materials to meet the diverse needs of the textbook industry.
The company's Technical Paper Division has the capability to apply extensive manufacturing, R&D, and technical support for this line of products. EPIC II Graphic Cover Materials are among our most recent, and clearly outstanding, results.
THE LEHIGH PRESS
THE COVER FACTOR
Eric Roberts, Director of Graphic Technologies
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