We’ve all seen the finished products – beautifully wrapped, deluxe retail boxes for products, media, fancy books, limited edition LPs. But how do we make them?
Inside these sturdy packages, is a strong material called chipboard. Chipboard is made of small wood fibers that are usually reclaimed waste product, mixed together with an epoxy resin to form a solid slab. This slab is used inside packaging products to provide rigidity. It brings the “hard” to Hard Cover Books. The material is generally grayish in color and is considered rather unattractive. But don’t worry…
The unattractive chipboard is not actually seen. It is covered up with either a printed paper, or a material such as linen or leather. Your final result, is a sturdy, rigid, beautifully wrapped package with the material of your choice. Choose from printed paper, linen, fabric paper, or leather wrapping.
A piece of paper, about 120gsm in thickness, is printed on the press and then glued onto the chipboard. To seal it, a thin piece of plastic is heat sealed onto the paper, creating a lamination.
Linen fabric material can also be wrapped over chipboard. It is silkscreened with a simple design and glued onto the chipboard. This material can also be foil stamped. We also have a fabric paper that allows more complex designs.