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Re: cost of self publishing

The idea of using a DTP software package is very much a necessity today. But
I would take exception to the suggestion that anyone produce a final
product on a Laser Printer.

Work produced on these printers is acceptable for reproduction work but to
put the effort into duplicating a project by laser printer to be bound is a
great disservice to the term BookArts.

The product from a Laser printer is temporary and will peel off the page
when the heat and humidity are right or wrong depending on the which side of
the fence you are on.

If you want to do the work on a laser printer and take the results to a
Quick Print shop for a Product to be Bound, that is approaching the correct
way to do the job.

I am going to suggest that the correct way to do the project is to have the
type set Letterpress, printed on old Letterpress equipment on archival
paper, then Hardbound using archival materials.

If the letterpress process is a bit much, then at least have the work Offset
Printed, then Bind and trim the product properly.

Use the Laser printer for an original to take to the Quick Printer, nothing


-----Original Message-----
From: Jules Siegel <jsiegel@ACNET.NET>
Date: Sunday, May 23, 1999 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: cost of self publishing

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rupert N. Evans <r-evans4@STAFF.UIUC.EDU>
>Date: Sunday, May 23, 1999 4:18 PM
>Subject: Re: cost of self publishing
>>If you _really_ want to self publish, it is relatively easy
>to do the whole job yourself if you have a laser printer and
>a word processor program. It helps if your laser printer has
>a duplex attachment.

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