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Ipad and additinal tablet options
General Interest

I also have the $2M question: why iPad only?

There are tablets with Android as well, and people who bought them. I do realize it is a smaller market and iPad will always come first, but the same way Amazon is present on both platform, can we do the same for Blurb?

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Oct 17, 2011 12:29pm PDT
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Photos are 1200 x 1800. Am I screwed?
Book Design and Imaging

I would also check with your photographer.

If he is a professional, he can’t possibly have used a 2mpixel camera, so he/she most likely gave you just previews, either to limit the download size, or because he wants more money to give you the full size shots.

 So before you embark in an enlargement of such low-resolution images, possibly with non-optimal results (the software cannot create what was not recorded, after all, just make it look less bad) I’d contact them

 Ciao, Marco.

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Jan 3, 2008 6:24pm PDT
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First book: color control
Book Printing

Hi everybody,

just sharing my experience.

I have received my first book.

It uses a full black background and hence white text.

The text is extremely crisp, even on the cover

In the pictures, the blacks are really black.

 I have a calibrated monitor (Monaco Optix) and I have to say that, when accounting for the fact that the paper is not Luster (I prefer that to the glossy paper ), color rendition and contrast are there.

Yes, if you look from really close you will see the print reticle, but from normal viewing distance you have to look for it.

I have seen worse in "real" books.

 I have shown the book to anyone I know, and received very good comments on the quality, even from photographers.

 

I am showing it soon to some pros, to geet their feedback.

 

I wish there was a wider choice on paper, maybe even with little heavier stock, and maybe with different finishings.

 

Ciao, Marco. 

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Dec 11, 2007 11:53pm PDT
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Best customer service ever!! I love you BLURB!
Book Printing

I concur.

I asked a question, and had an answer in less than one hour.

Impressive.

I think they have some teething problems, which are to be expected when you use subcons.

Ciao, Marco. 

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Dec 11, 2007 11:45pm PDT
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