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Hardcover Printing Inconsistencies

I am currently producing a 11"x 13" hardcover book. On the first addition, the cover jacket looked great, but the inside reproductions needed some color corrections, which I corrected.  I then deleted that version and uploaded the corrected version. When I received the new version the reproductions were perfect, but the cover jacket now had a pronounced red color cast. Why? Can I receive credit for the cover? Can you just print covers?

Herb

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hwe
Mar 31, 2008 11:32am PDT
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in my experience this happen when you use adobeRGB images, images you placed on the cover are in sRGB profile or in adobeRGb colour profile?

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cashcb
Mar 31, 2008 11:47am PDT
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Hello Herb,

I’m based in Connecticut and for two years had produced man 10X8 (Landscape) books. They were shipped to me from Springfield, Massachusetts so I assume that is where my regional printer is located. One time, last summer, I took a walk on the wild side and made one 13X11 book. The cover had an awful red color cast as well. I noticed that the larger format book was made in Redmond, Washington. I’ve gone back to using 10×8 books and continue to have great luck. I just wanted you to know you weren’t the only one to have bad luck with quality control on the 13X11 formatting. We’re in a very visual business. Most of us work very hard to put out a quality product (danburnsphotos.com). What confounds me, is how a printer can release a book where the color is obviously off. If a picture in the body of the book was off I can understand a company not being able to go through each book, page-by-page to catch every mistake, but how can they miss a bad cover reproduction?

Dan

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danburns
Apr 1, 2008 6:04am PDT
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