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Reading Stephen King sample binding with hot foil stamping (Book Production)

One of the many steps during the printing of a book is to confirm the printer is using the correct binding material. This is also your last chance to see and approve the hot foil stamping placement, foil color, and stamping job quality before the printer produces hundreds or thousands of finished bindings for the book.

Here is an example from READING STEPHEN KING, which will be published later this year. If you click on the image below and view the high res photo, you can almost see how DEEP the stamping plate is pushing to get this particular hot foil to cover properly:ng S

Stamping Options for The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

It took a few tries for the stamping die maker and binder to get on the same page for Lettered Edition of The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. At the top of this photo is the traycase (left, in red) and the leather-bound book (right, in black). Across the bottom are three different stamping samples on the leather binding, with the first version on the left and the final version on the right.

the strain stamping options

The final stamping looked like this: