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Increase in prices
General Interest

Blurb prices have increased several times last year, and this is the main reason I stopped making books with them, despite the great quality of their products. Besides, rising prices without notice, is not a good way to do bussiness, no matter what other things they offer. Although I don’t make my books for selling online, but to show my work to potential customers, I understand other users who have seen their profits go down, due to these rises, and without having the chance to rise their prices.
I know the answer: I (we) should look for another publisher… but I still hope Blurb could reconsider…

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Jan 16, 2012 11:37pm PDT
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Adding ProLine endsheets changes my original paper option
Web Features

Thanks for your fast answer. I really didn’t know where to post it. I started in PDF to Book, but then, I supposed it was more related to the website…

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Aug 22, 2011 10:17am PDT
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Adding ProLine endsheets changes my original paper option
Web Features

Hi!
I’ve uploaded a book, made in InDesign, with the blurb template.
It’s a 80-pages, hardcover-imagewrap cover, and Premium matte finish paper.
I wanted to add ProLine black endsheets, so I click the options in the Sellers Options at Edit Book Settings, in Your Books. I get the endsheets, but also get “standard” proline paper… why? And there is no way I can change the paper type to my original Premium Matte finish original option. Everytime i click in the Change this button, it carries me again to the same page, where the only paper option is ProLine standard. There’s no “change” button, only an “add” button, which of course, adds again this option, and a “more info” button, that takes me to an info page…
I just want a black endsheets, without modifying my original options on paper and cover… what am I doing wrong?
Thanks for your help,
Marcelo

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Aug 22, 2011 8:17am PDT
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Sharpening in the PDF to Book Workflow
PDF to Book

I usually sharpen the images as the final step, previous to save as tiff files, in Photoshop (I work the image, crop to the final size, convert to blurb cmyk profile, then use smart sharpen or unsharp mask, and then save the photo, ready for placing it into InDesign… that’s my workflow… I hope it helps…

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Aug 11, 2011 6:19am PDT
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cmyk colour codes of the proline custom end sheets?
PDF to Book

Hi, sbruehl, I don’t want to be rude, but I’m afraid this is not what stivy is asking for. You are right. The end sheets are added at that moment. He is asking about their cmyk values, probably to match his color scheme… Maybe, somebody from the Blurb stuff can help with that….

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Aug 11, 2011 6:11am PDT
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Color printing in new format
Book Design and Imaging

Hi! This is just great. Is it possible to make a landscape in this kind of format, or is it limited to the portrait orientation only?
Thanks,
Marcelo

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Aug 3, 2011 7:21am PDT
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Matte lamination for covers?
Book Printing

To Blurb staff: Is it possible to have matte lamination for covers in a future?
Thanks!

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May 23, 2011 8:31pm PDT
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Propilene matte covers
Book Printing

Is it possible to have propilene matte covers in a future? They are just great…!

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May 17, 2011 8:10pm PDT
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image on spine?
Book Printing

In PDF to Book, the cover is a single page, so if you want the image in the front, to continue to the back and to include the spine, you just prepare the image with the proper dimension for your book (about 50 × 21 cm for a standard landscape book), and place it so it covers the entire page.

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May 17, 2011 6:22pm PDT
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