When Bindtech is talking with a customer in the design stage, “we will get the concept they are trying to achieve, get what the book is about, and in many cases we will pull books out of our own library of books we’ve done in similar fields. That will give that designer a number of options to review.”
The designer will also be encouraged to visit Bindtech’s website, which includes many photographs of products the company has produced over the years. “That would give them ideas of different styles or looks they could achieve, in multicolor foil stamping, of embossing, of onlays and more,” he says.
The story’s moral is that problems must be caught before they’re printed. “We can be a second set of eyes for the designer,” DeHainaut says.