Printing has begun... This is quite surreal. Just three to four weeks ago this book project was still kind of a dream... and now it is quickly becoming a reality! I am worn out from a very fun week of being at the printer, doing daily press checks and seeing how this works...
Ever wonder what 5000 books looks like when it starts out? Check out the picture to the left... that is the paper that they ordered that will be turned into the book!
One of the most amazing things I have learned through this process is how much paper is wasted as they get the press rolling and all the colors correct, etc. The good news is they are a HUGE recycling company... but wow, it is wild to see page after page come off the press before it is even correct.
It is also very cool to actually see the pages roll through the big printer and get coated with ink... After spending months with the idea and some of these pictures, it is wild to think these are the finished pages that will be sewn together to make a 112 page book. The attention to detail that Alta Vista is paying to my project has been a pleasure to watch. They are treating it as if it was their baby just as much as it is mine!
Tomorrow I will post a short video of the printer at work!
You can also pre-order a copy of the book now Online. Let me know what you think of these updates or what you would like to see.