Itâ€™s mid-November here at Field Notes Midwest HQ. It was nearly 70Â°F a couple days ago, but now the temperature has dropped into the twenties. Weâ€™ve seen our first flurries, frost covers the ground, and Black Ice is here. Our 33rd Quarterly Edition for Winter 2016 is available now.,If you follow our exploits, you know that we love to explore materials, inks, printing processes and other special effects with our Quarterly Editions. At first glance, youâ€™ll see weâ€™ve taken foil stamping to an extreme. Weâ€™ve stamped Sappiâ€™s premium McCoy 100# cover stock with a silvery-black metallic foil, covering the whole book, everything but the spine (video). That portion features a stripe of vibrant orange ink with a soft-touch varnish. The cover text is embossed, giving the whole book a retro-futuristic machine feel.