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Protect Book Products with Dust Jackets

Book products that are bound for backpacks, work sites, kitchens and other stressful environments often require a little extra protection. Dust jackets are a great way to ensure your book will withstand rough treatment as well as increase the perceived value of the product. Let's take a look at a few dust jacket construction options:

Offset - The 'traditional' dust jacket is created from offset-printed paper which wraps around the book and is folded inside the front and back covers. Foil stamping, embossing and die cutting can be used to add visual impact to printed dust jackets.

Vinyl - Vinyl dust jackets are an attractive solution where tough usage environments - such as kitchens or industrial work sites - call for a higher level of protection. Vinyl dust jackets can be heat sealed to create a pocket on either side for the front and back covers. This design holds the book securely while protecting it from elements such as moisture and grease.

Turned-edge - Turned-edge or case-made jackets offer even greater protection in the form of a hard cover that wraps around either a mechanically-bound or perfect-bound book. Turned-edge jackets are typically designed with slits on the inside that allow book covers to easily slide in.

Pocket Jackets - More book projects than ever are now designed to include digital media or other supplements. Eckhart & Co. can help you create dust jackets with custom-designed pockets to hold CD/DVDs, pens, cards and many other items.

The Eckhart Advantage

At Eckhart & Company, our complete range of manufacturing services makes us your single source for book and dust jacket production. In addition to our mechanical and perfect binding services, we offer turned-edge case making, foil stamping, embossing, UV coating, and screen printing capabilities to help you create a book and dust jacket that meets your functional and creative needs. Call Eckhart & Co. today to begin planning your next successful project.