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Cover Protection Choices

Book products that are bound for backpacks, work sites, kitchens and other stressful environments often require a little extra protection. At Eckhart & Company, we offer you several solutions that help books of every size, style and usage environment:

Dust Jackets

Dust jackets offer protection from more than just dust; they allow hardcover and softcover books to withstand rough treatment without compromising the book's value or structure. We can create lightweight dust jackets from offset-printed paper and vinyl, which can be enhanced with foil stamping, embossing and die cutting for visual appeal.

UV Coating

Press-applied coatings such as aqueous and varnish offer satisfactory protection against scratches and scuffs by sealing the surface of a book cover. UV coating applied in an offline process offers more substantial protection than either aqueous or varnish. It is commonly specified for its high-gloss finish, which makes colors appear to jump from the page. UV is also ideal for spot-coating specific areas you'd like to highlight on your covers.

FIlm Laminating

Film laminate offers a very high level of protection for softcover books as well as hardcover books with a printed turned-edge wrap. Laminating films are available in several gauges and surface appearances, including matte, gloss, satin and glueable/stampable formulas.

The Eckhart Advantage

At Eckhart & Company, we can help you choose the cover protection solution that best meets your project's needs. Combined with our high-speed perfect binding automatic Wire-O binding, plastic coil, spiral wire and plastic comb binding capabilities, we offer you end-to-end book production solutions. Consult with the experts at Eckhart & Company for helpful planning suggestions and high-quality production.