Book Design and Imaging

ordering unfinished book to see how it looks

i’m working on a portfolio of images.  obviously image quality is an important concern. is it possible (or advisable) to order and ‘unfinished’ version to see how i looks before i get too deep into it?

thanks,

bob k.

 

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Posted by
rkamarowski
Dec 24, 2007 12:21pm PDT
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rkamarowski
 

it’s so cheap why not.

plus you might find that you goofed on something

and I initially worried about the quality of the B&W, well greeness actually. But it is NO LONGER a problem on the new presses (HP).

and I think you may find the book prints quite different from your screen, even if it is calibrated. This is an issue only if you are a nitpicker, but printed ink often comes out a bit darker than inkjet tests. I did a test book with 3 darknesses? of each of several images and was glad that I did. I ended up choosing to use the light version of them all. But then I am indeed a nitpicker.
Scott

Posted by
scottgraham
Dec 25, 2007 8:47am PDT
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scottgraham
 

thanks scott.

Posted by
rkamarowski
Dec 25, 2007 5:30pm PDT
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rkamarowski
 

I did a partial soft cover version proof on my first book. I wouldn’t do it again as everything after came out OK colorwise.

Posted by
PhotosGuy
Jan 13, 2008 10:22pm PDT
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