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Ive noticed in books Ive purchased an increasing tendency towards cover curl on books with matte lamination. Not just with the small presses, either. The worst example of this is one of Jane Hirshfields books published by Harper Perennial. Ive also seen it in Penguin books, and paperbacks by W.W. Norton, as well as in many many small press and university press books. No one seems to quite know why. The most common culprit suggested is humidity, but that fails to explain why some books curl and some dont. I think the problem is some combination of a)inferior quality paper produced by paper manufacturers who are reducing the quality of their paper but not telling anyone. b) similar skimping on film lamination formulas, reduction maybe in the polypropylene and/or nylon in the mixture. Its like those cereal boxes which are the same size as always but now instead of containing 16 ounces of food contain anywhere from 9-14. The illusion of consistent quality while delivering less product.
Posted on: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:36:44 +0000

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