13. September 2011 08:17
The following is from Photographer David Harry Stewart blog.
All images Copyright 2011 David Harry Stewart. Posted by permission.
Goodbye loyal Epson 4800, its been fun, but time for you to go. Hello CYMK printed book.
This is something we have been working on her the last few months, a properly printed bound book. It is done using just in time printing technology with a big ole Canon 7600. The book is laid out in InDesign, which is a joy to use. The printer does the CYMK conversions. We send the ID package to our printer, it takes him a day to print it, and 2 days later we have the book. Amazing right? But it gets better. Each book costs about $65, and would be less except that mine is oversized. But $65 is nothing considering that a single 220ml ink cartridge for the Epson is about $100 and there are 8 of them. Then there is the paper, the month it takes to print, trim, punch and fold the pages. Not to mention the binders are going to cost in the $300 each range.
I can’t tell you how excited we are about the possibilities this technology will open for us. I mean, say I need more copies of the book. With an one email I can have as many copies as I want in my agents hands in 3 days. Or say I want to make a targeted portfolio, say only portraits. No problem, easy to do.
I will never again print an Epson portfolio. For far less than the price of 3 of those books, I can have 15 of these new ones, and I get them in 3 days! Awesome, right?