Product of Excellence (Best of Category) – Binding and Finishing Awards
Category: Adhesive binding – Overhangs
Title of Entry: La Scala
2,500 books. 22 pp plus 8 foldouts and cover.
Perfect Bound with Polyurethane Reactive adhesive. Lots of white space on this cover, very sensitive to marking. The design technique of having the foldouts vary (short and long; front opening and back opening) engaged the audience and increased the complexity.
There were 3 foldouts that bound on the HF stub and 3 foldouts that bound on the LF stub – all were pre-folded, flush at face. Additionally there were 2 short foldouts, also pre-folded and flush at face. Fit (opening and closing foldouts), pre-trimming, handfeeding, tight tolerances were all characteristics of this high end and demanding job.
Award of Recognition – Binding and Finishing Awards
Category: Finishing and Die Cutting
Title of Entry: Burtek Connexion Magazine (French/English versions)
16,000 books. 52 pp with 2 pp insert and tip-on and 4 pp Newsprint insert plus Cover.
Cut, fold, gather, Perfect Binding with Polyurethane Reactive adhesive and trim and tip-on.
The design of this project was focused on achieving a very tactile and interactive piece. From the debossed front cover, to the embossed back cover, to the removable ‘door hanger’ and finally to the newsprint nestled in between glossy coated papers.
This job required precision tip-on for fit onto 2 pp insert, which was then cut to match folded signatures (inserted between pages 8 and 9). A 4 pp Newsprint section was inserted into the center of 8 pp (pages 41 to 48).