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Time Person of the Year: 6,965,000 Pieces of Mylar

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 12/17/06 (8:05am)

That's a lot of Mylar:

The 2006 Person of the Year issue—the largest one Time has ever printed—marks the first time we've put reflective Mylar on the cover. When we found a supplier in Minnesota, we made the company sign a confidentiality agreement before placing an order for 6,965,000 pieces. That's a lot of Mylar.