Color variations in paperback?

Scot Kamins kamins at
Wed Sep 14 15:02:21 EDT 2005


I think I brought up this issue about color variations in paperbacks  
in the past without getting much response, but it has just come up  

Ron Holl spotted this on eBay:

Notice the green price background and descriptive text.

The one on Dogeared has a red price background and descriptive text:

While I think that this one is simply sunned, I've seen others where  
the color differences are consistent on all surfaces (front, spine,  
back) making fading the unlikely culprit. But in all cases, the  
variations seem to be red and green. I'm beginning to think that  
these sorts of color variations are actually color errors where  
insufficient (if any) red pigment was added to the ink mix.


Scot Kamins

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