Exciting news, the proof arrived yesterday (December 29, 2020) and printing has begun! I am beyond thrilled with the quality of everything. It’s so neat to see something I’ve been staring at on my computer screen come to life in its printed form!
When printing off hundreds of copies of something, it’s common practice to get a proof. A proof is just a single printed copy so you can check the following: paper quality, that everything is there in the correct order, that nothing is cut off, the colour, etc. I’ve included some pictures below for you. The purple wire-o binding will be changed to white in the final production run.
It’s been a long journey to get the proof to where it is. Early in December, the printing company had sent me images of the first proof they had created. This calendar is a little different than your standard book because of the hardcover easel stand, and this stand was posing some challenges. I had originally planned to do one-sided printing. However, I didn’t realize how thick a year’s worth of pages would be. The calendar was unbalanced, hard to use, and it was too thick to bind with a wire-o coil (so they had to use a plastic spiral).
Here is a picture of what went wrong.
Obviously, this wasn’t passing quality control. The printing company recommended double-sided printing and a wire-o binding upgrade. Now, it looks great and we can proceed with printing. This is an example of why I opted for a shipped proof before giving the go-ahead for the mass printing.
We are now in the queue for this project to be printed! After that, the bulk shipment will be shipped to me, and I will then ship them out to you. Keep your email notifications on, I will be updating everyone during each step of the process.
Great things take time! I really appreciate all of you for being here.
Stay tuned for the next update. If you want in on the action, snag a pre-order on Indiegogo before they’re all gone.