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triceretops
04-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Does anybody know what they call a hard-back book that has an impregnated wrap around full color cover? It's not a slip cover or dust jacket. I've only seen such things with children's picture books. My adult title came to me this way and it's truly gorgeous. Is there some kind of a tech term for this type of design feature? The book was published/printed in Canada, and I don't know if this is exclusive to Canada or some type of special option.

Tri

CaoPaux
04-14-2011, 07:38 PM
Impregnated with what? Could you link to an example?

Amarie
04-14-2011, 08:21 PM
I don't know what it is called either, but I just bought a middle grade novel from Delacorte that is the same - no dust jacket, images and titles are printed right on the hardcover and it has a gloss finish: http://www.amazon.com/Gossip-Girls-Room-Blogtastic-Novel/dp/0385739478/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302796220&sr=8-1

triceretops
04-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Impregnated with what? Could you link to an example?

You can see it in my sig line by linking to the Planet Janitor website. I mean the actual cover is impregnated with the color/artwork. It has no dust jacket. It's identical to the way a trade paperback is produced, with a wrap-around color cover, but the spine, front and back are high-grade board.

Torgo
04-15-2011, 01:16 AM
Are you talking about a PLC (http://www.pchaninc.com/Binding.html)(Printed Laminated Cover, or 'lithowrap')?

rosiecotton
04-15-2011, 02:50 AM
All hail, Torgo! That's been driving me crazy for the last hour!!!!

We bought a lot of books like this in the high school where I used to work (in Britain)--usually modern classic novels/plays. The boards are really hard and then overlaid with a printed paper cover that's laminated to a glossy finish, so you don't need a dust jacket. They're tough sons of bitches, which I guess is why they're popular for books likely to be used over and again in class.

Tri, don't know if this is the same as your book (hope so--they're gorgeous-looking books), but thank you, Torgo. I've been driving myself demented with 'it was something casebound.'

triceretops
04-15-2011, 03:22 AM
By gawd, that's the one! Thanks, Torgo. Shist, I should have looked that up. It has a super-high gloss finish--deeper than a jacket cover--you almost dive into the 3-D effect. My binding is so hard I could stomp on it or throw it against the wall without defect. Hmmm...maybe I should throw the blasted thing against the wall.

Tri

Torgo
04-15-2011, 04:14 AM
Glad to be of service! It can be quite nice to have a PLC under a dust jacket, in fact.

triceretops
04-15-2011, 05:48 AM
I'd roll with that. That would be the cake!

juniper
04-18-2011, 01:17 AM
I've seen those and they look really nice, even without a dustjacket. Are they really expensive to produce? I wonder why more books aren't published that way.

Your cover is very attractive. I'll bet those deep colors look great with the glossy.

triceretops
04-18-2011, 05:12 AM
I've seen those and they look really nice, even without a dustjacket. Are they really expensive to produce? I wonder why more books aren't published that way.

Your cover is very attractive. I'll bet those deep colors look great with the glossy.


Yes, the blues and browns really leap out at you. Real high gloss. I'm sure mine was very expensive. It also has over 27 interior half-page illustrations, and quite a different format than most hardbacks. Problem is, it's so high in price that we're not selling any. Amazon has got to come down and make things reasonable. We've put a request in, but haven't received an answer.