We find that we are producing books and boxes with a wider range of materials. In no particular order of frequency the following pictures display unusual, durable, effective and creative ways to use unusual materials.
Picture #1 is a “Sheeted cork.” It can be a flat “cover” sheet as pictured or as pictured in #8. Cork can be made into a box. Picture #10 shows how cork can be die-cut and sewn. Picture #11 show cork that has been folded as a cover.
“Hand made paper” (Seeded paper) as shown in picture #2 can be wrapped to produce a case or a cover. The centre of this piece has been “debossed” with a label glued into the recessed hole.
“Plexiglass” is shown in picture #4 which shows a box with glass and metal “riveted” to the front.
A “piano-hinge” is presented in picture #5. The piano-hinge comes in black, silver (commonest) and gold colours, lengths up to two feet and various capacities.
“Acrylic” shown in picture #3 comes in different sizes, various thicknesses and the surfaces can have a shiny or dull finish.
“Plywood” in picture #5, 6A and 6B shows various thickness that can be applied to form a cover of a book. We can “round” the corners of the plywood, deboss, foil stamp or “etch” the covers.
“Veneer” is shown in picture #7 as with plywood we can perform the same applications.
“Aluminum” has been applied to books. See picture #9
“Pig skin” is a great material for binding books. Pig skin is cheaper than cowhide. We have a machine to skiver the four edges of the trimmed leather before we make the cases.
“Linticular plated sheets” are mounted to book covers. See picture #14
“Leather” is easy for us to deboss, emboss, foil stamp or hub. See picture #15
“Cloth” comes in 100’s of colours, scores of finishes, textures and quality. Cloth by far the commonest material we use.