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Actually it’s essential and as a result many will see quite visible and substantial differences in tone and color. There appears to be a significant gain in red saturation, as well as a slight shift for yellows toward red (I’ve seen this in two books, one of mine and one by a colleague). This is in a page for page comparison of books on the original luster and the proline pearl. Same books.

There is a tonal difference as well (noted in other threads), with some of the subtle dark shadow values starting to block. Contrast is stronger which is fine, as long as you are aware in soft proofing and can adjust the files appropriately.

This was not the best way to introduce new materials – ie ignore basic color management principles. and have the users figure out the differences for themselves,

Another profile is needed. This should have been thought of and done before making the new papers available.

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Jun 15, 2011 3:40pm PDT
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How much space is lost due to fold/binding
Book Design and Imaging

premium paper

sorry for being unclear

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Jul 27, 2009 7:28am PDT
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How much space is lost due to fold/binding
Book Design and Imaging

Thanks very much Brian,

Color is not the question – that’s totally under control.

It’s about picture placement on the page.

I am not using InDesign to layout the book. It’s not that complex. Just a picture box on a page (and perhaps a text box underneath). Blurb’s “Edit layout” in 2.0+ should be able to take care of this.

So, can anyone with knowledge of the process provide specifics beyond annecdotal experience”?

The book in this case (12×12) will be done on custom paper, is hardbound, with 74-80 pages.

Thanks again.

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Jul 26, 2009 9:10pm PDT
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How much space is lost due to fold/binding
Book Design and Imaging

Can someone from Blurb confirm this? Where does it say this specifically in any of the info about preparing one’s book?

For example the custom layout for a 12×12 book appears to show a grid that is 12×11.875 inches. This would allow for the trim on the right, but what about the top and bottom (which are also trimmed as I read the fine print)?

Then there’s the left vs right page inconsistency that the 11.875 dimension and grid introduce. The grid should logically be flipped for left and right if it is trying to show trim. My goal is to be able to create a page with the image visually centered.

The book will be 80 pages. I’m happy to allow an additional 1/8 inch to move a picture box away from the gutter to create visual centering. But if this happens automatically, of course it’s not needed. But who knew, short of this link, that it might already be happening?

I would be happy to see anything from Blurb that would explain this definitively.

A proof book will be done, but it would be nice to assume that one is starting in the most appropriate manner.

Thank you.

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Jul 26, 2009 6:00pm PDT
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