Overnight on Wednesday-Thursday 16th-17th February 2012, work began on printing 'Bonsai Inspirations 2' in Zagreb, Croatia.
The cover of the book being checked by the printers for quality.
The print quality of the pages themselves being checked by the Printer.
The book is printed using 4 primary colours; each colour being printed individually using large aluminimum plates. The pages then have to be checked methodically to ensure that each plate has printed correctly and that there are no marks or blemishes.
Each large sheet of paper is printed with 16 book-pages (8 per side), each book contains 10 different large printed sheets in total (making a total of 160 pages). Once the print quality of each sheet had been inspected, it was time to print the entire publication run!
The 4-coloured printing press in Zagreb used to print Bonsai Inspirations 2
Newly printed sheets coming off the printing press.
Printing in progress!
Printing itself took nearly 10 hours producing several stacks of printed sheets. Over the following 3 days, these were cut and folded into the book itself.
The first copy of 'Bonsai Inspirations 2', fresh from the printers!
Bonsai Inspirations 2 is published by Bonsai4me.com/B4Me Publishing
Paperback: 160 full colour glossy pages
Dimensions: 280mm x 221mm x 12mm
Price: Just GBP£16.95 (Approx EUR20 or US$27)
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All pre-ordered copies signed by the author
All pre-ordered copies come individually numbered