The cover matters too, though

Have you ever given any thought to those special books you find in the Borders.

If you’re similar to me, you love to run your fingers over the cover plus like the texture of the glossy material that holds those mesmerizing words inside.

I often sat and wondered how a book was held together. In the old afternoons, those covers were definitely made from leather or cloth wrapped around paper. Now, those same book covers are more often made with laminators. Lamination is a form of putting plastic or vinyl over odd objects, to carefully preserve them. Your driver’s license is a form of a laminated piece of paper, if you’re wondering. There are odd types of laminators on the market. I have several extra sheets of laminating papers at home. I slip a card or sheet of paper in between the two pieces plus press them together. Some are made for home use, so you can just easily slip the paper that you want to save, into the machine. You put the film in the other end, plus suddenly the paper comes out with a smooth cover. You have to do some trimming, however I think it is minor. There are laminators that are made for greater objects, as well, such as yard signs, stickers for cars, windows, plus even for the floor. The special laminated flooring you may have on your home office or study room floors, actually is done on larger laminating machines. I would love to be able to go into a printing supplier 1 day plus carefully watch how they lovingly put the lamination on the books I love so well.

 

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