I have a love hate relationship with Print on demand services!
On one hand they’re cheap. And cheap is good when you’re counting the pennies. The trouble is that you have to get things absolutely right, otherwise cheap turns into expensive.
I’ve just had a booklet produced.
Initially everything was good. I Checked I could get a printed proof. It was a bit convoluted, but reasonably straightforward.
Creating my pages, checking everything and adjusting as necessary. I Carefully saved everything as a jpeg file, so I could still edit it. Converting to a pdf file for submission to the print company.
My proof was beautiful, a few errors to correct, but otherwise fine.
I made the corrections, completed my order and waited…
Then They arrived…
As I eagerly looked at the first one… I discovered…
to my horror…
the blank middle page!
In all of them!
How had this happened?
I rechecked my order to discover I’d inadvertently submitted a blank file.
Despite the fact I’d saved the corrected page over the old incorrect one. Somehow it had lost everything in the conversion…
I cannot blame the company, it was MY fault!
I have it sorted now. I won’t say how… too painful to remember. But ’tis done.
So my advice is triple check everything!
And if in doubt, check again!
No matter how mundane it appears!
I have some more tips for using Print on demand services coming up next week. In the meanwhile, do you have any useful tips/painful discoveries to share?
And if you’d like to order a copy of my booklet I’m hoping to have it available here soon! I will keep you posted!
Update – Booklet available here.