One of the last places people think about tamper protection is in publishing. When you consider void labels, you tend to think about food or medicine at the grocery store; however, keeping materials safe and secure until they are ready to be published is one of the most crucial aspects of my job. I work with a book distributor and my job is to insure that books are sent out according to the needs of their launch date and that of my customer. If someone is ordering a restock of something, my company can package it up correct and not worry about a thing. However, if a book is being shipped out for a release date launch, it must be handled according to the publisher’s exact needs. This means using several types of brand protection and security products. We have to just about cover a box in tamper-proof materials in order to insure that books are not sold prior to their release date. Thanks to our in-house printing services, we can custom print our own tamper-proof tape with the exact release date of this box of books. Then, before the box is taped, a piece of paper is put on top of the books with another big tamper-proof sticker stating the release date. After the taping, we have to put yet more stickers on every side of the box that also state the release date. It seems like a lot of work to newcomers, but we humans are prone to error, so we have to do everything we can to insure the safety and protection of each book that leaves our warehouse. That means doing lots of tamper-proof security printing each and every day.