Print On Demand

I’ve recently made a couple of picturebooks using the print-on-demand service offered by a company called Blurb (there are many others, and this is not a plug), and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The (free) software isn’t hard to use, even for relative luddites like myself. There are a few problems involved in aligning double page spreads, calculating margins etc but nothing too dire. One of the books is a short portfolio of my own recent work, while the other is a record in b/w of the studio of the late John Sergeant, a master of still-life painting. Previews of the books can be seen at blurb.com. Here is an image from one of them:

skulls

Skulls

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    • markswill
    • January 28th, 2010

    V. impressive Alex. Indeed a friend of mine (John Brown, late of John Brown Publishing) now owns an outfit called Bob Books (Google it) which does the same sort of thing, but has also branched out into one-off/short run posters/prints of impressive quality. And no, I don’t get a commission.

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