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Banding or paper handling stripes?
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Thanks, Jeremy.  Blurb CS has been extremely helpful.  

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Jun 20, 2008 9:52am PDT
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Banding or paper handling stripes?
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I just purchased my first Blurb book, and I’m very impressed with the results in many respects, but notice one or two "sorry, Blurb won’t suit my needs" level quality problems, and I would like to know if the problems I’m seeing are a one-time thing, or if they’re consistent.

I’m noticing subtle stripes in my images and also on some of the pages I used a flat midtone color background, e.g., grey or olive.  The stripes are more vertical visibly but it’s pretty clear that they’re present horizontally, particularly on the olive "background only" page.   The result is sort of a very mild irregular plaid lightening/darkening wash over the page.  The bands do not have sharp edges, vary in width but are mostly in the 1/10th inch to 1/4" range, I’d guess.

I did use a custom worklflow, and am adept at color management, even teach it locally.

Anyway, this ain’t bookstore quality.  Is this what you’re seeing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 9, 2008 2:14pm PDT
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