Book Cover Information

Every Book Is Judged By Its Cover.

It’s a well-known fact that covers help readers decide if they want to open a book. And the more likely they are to open it, the more likely they are to read it.

McNaughton & Gunn has the ability to create eye-catching covers through a variety of cover stocks and finishing techniques. Options include gloss, matte, and textured finishes, as well as unique treatments like matte etching.

Just like our paper stock, our 10- and 12-point C1S  cover stock is earth-friendly and FSC* certified.

*FSC: Forest Stewardship Council

Coatings

Gloss Film Lamination: Strong adhesion to heavy ink coverage with good durability to protect and enhance colors. This type of film creates an extreme gloss finish.

Matte Film Lamination: Strong adhesion to heavy ink coverage with good durability to protect colors. This type of film creates a non-reflective matte finish and will mute most colors.

Luxury Matte Film Lamination: Strong adhesion to heavy ink coverage with good durability to protect colors. This type of film creates a non-reflective matte finish and will mute most colors. It creates a soft touch similar to velvet or silk.

Cambric Film Lamination: Strong adhesion to heavy ink coverage with good durability to protect colors. This type of application can use Gloss, Matte, or Luxury Matte to create a cambric or woven-fabric appearance.

Matte Etching: Strong adhesion to heavy ink coverage with good durability to protect colors. This type of application uses gloss film lamination and then we apply a Matte Etch (varnish) to the appropriate areas to create a spot gloss with matte coating appearance.

UV Coating: Medium adhesion to heavy ink coverage with medium durability to protect colors.
Matte Film Lamination with Spot Gloss UV Coating: Strong adhesion to heavy ink coverage with good durability to protect colors.

Aqueous Coating: A water-based coating that has minimal adhesion to heavy ink coverage and lower durability to protect the colors when compare to other coatings. This is a preferred option for projects with a short-use shelf life.

Varnish: A petroleum-based coating that has minimal adhesion to heavy ink coverage and lower durability to protect the colors when compared to other coatings. Like aqueous, this coating should only be considered for projects with a short-use shelf life.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact one of our Account Representatives below:

TodBaker Tod Baker , (734)429-8702

KarlFrauhammer Karl Frauhammer , (734)429-8703

NancyJenner Nancy Jenner , (734)429-8700

ReneeLane Renee Lane, (734)429-8701

PamRobinson Pam Robinson, (734)429-8704

LisaSchwind Lisa Schwind , (734)429-8705