Things are moving along smoothly with the printing of reMIND Vol 1, Vol 2 and slipcase. I received that proofs about midway through last week and made my small notes and sent everything back. There was only the new cover of Volume 1 that was missing so I’m waiting for that still. We are still on schedule for me to get the books at the end of January too. Here are some pictures I snapped of some of the proofs.
Here are the digital proofs. This is what I look at to make sure the color looks exactly right. These digital proofs are what the printer people will try to match the final colors too. So if these are off then they will be trying to match to off colors. These turned out perfectly though. :)
Next were the Ozalid Proofs. These are to make sure everything is cropped right and the pages are in the correct order. Usually ozalid’s a very ugly with horrible color but for some reason this time, they looked great.
Here you can see how they are made out of signatures, as they call it. A signature is pretty much just like a comic book. Each signature is printed on one sheet of paper and folded over and over and trimmed until it looks like this little booklet. These signatures are stapled but the book itself will be sewn. In this closeup you can see a little number for each signature so the binder will know they have the signatures in the correct order. This is the Ozalid for Volume 2.
Next are the Wet Proofs. These are actually printed on the printing press and they are trying to match the colors to the digital proofs above. In this case they were pretty close but some of the yellows had a slight green hue so I made a note to adjust it. Other than that the Wet Proofs were spot on. You will notice that the wet proofs are all cropped sloppy because it doesn’t matter.
There were also Wet Proofs for the cover. A glossy and unfinished version. I approved the glossy version. The left side is what the back cover will look like.
Here is a picture of almost everything, minus the slipcase proof and Volume 1 proofs.
That’s it for now! We are getting so close I can feel it.
In other news, reMIND Volume 1 made it onto a state reading list for Arkansas! I don’t know how it happened but I am honored that any state would entrust their children to read reMIND. :) Thanks again for all your support!