One of the last areas people consider tamper protection is in publishing. When thinking of void labels, one tends to think about food or medicine at the grocery store. Yet, keeping materials safe and secure until they are ready to be published is one of the most important aspects of my job. I work with a book distributor and my role is to insure that books are sent out according to the needs of their launch date as well as those of our customers. If a bookstore is ordering a restock of something, for example, my company can package it up to standard 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 various types of brand protection plus security products. Both of us 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 on the box of books. 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 taping, we have to put yet more stickers on every side of the box, which also state the release date. It seems like a bit much to newcomers, but we humans are prone to error, so my company does 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 day in and day out.