Hardback Book with Jacket Project | Oprah Winfrey – What Happened to You?

Imago were delighted to be involved with the production of this stunning hardback book with jacket, What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, written by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry. Alongside this hardback/casebound book, we also produced a wonderful paperback edition too. The book is currently enjoying a 6 week run on the New York Times Bestseller list for Non-Fiction.

The cased edition, shown in this article, is bound using an untextured imitation cloth, wrapped with a 4 colour jacket with embossing and lamination to the underside to add strength. The contents are printed in 2 colour on uncoated paper and a paperback edition was produced at the same time, both editions with full FSC Chain of Custody.

On this occasion, at the customer’s request, the books were manufactured simultaneously in two different locations, China and Italy, to ensure the fastest possible worldwide distribution. We were able to secure the best cost and schedule in Italy by printing using a web press.

Project Overview

The brief for this hardback book with jacket project included both high-quality printing and finishing, plus efficient turnarounds on delivery and distribution, all whilst remaining environmentally conscious throughout.

Imago are experts in delivering book and print production for the mass market, because of our ability to print and produce books to the highest quality with the customer’s needs remaining of paramount importance throughout. With this in mind, the US division of Imago were delighted to create, manufacture and deliver these books alongside book packager Melcher Media and publisher Pan Macmillan.

The client wanted both hardcover and paperback book editions produced in locations that would have quick turnarounds to the highest standards, as well as to meet their global distribution need.

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Project Specifications

  • Format: 210 mm (H) x 137 mm (W), Portrait, 304pp

  • Hardback/Case bound Book

  • Uncoated Woodfree Jacket

  • Embossing applied to hardcover jacket & paperback front panel

  • Gloss lamination applied on the underside of the jacket for extra strength

  • China: 100 gsm uncoated woodfree paper for interior pages

  • Italy: 80 gsm uncoated woodfree Vol. 1.8 for the interior pages

  • Both editions produced with full FSC Chain of Custody

At Imago, we understand that the vision you have for your project is of paramount importance. The final product needs to match or surpass your expectations, and this can be both made, or indeed broken during the production process.

This is what sets Imago apart. We’re passionate about producing quality work with exceptional customer service throughout. We ensure that both the simple to the most complex and bespoke of projects are completed to the highest order.

Imago would be delighted to work with you on your next print project. Get in touch with the team to discuss your ideas, no matter how out of the box they might seem!

Take a look at some of our latest projects for inspiration, and to see the consistent levels of quality that we at Imago strive for.

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