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by walton
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [SPAM] Strategy . . . Comments Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 384

[SPAM] Strategy . . . Comments Wanted

We have a capcha system and email confirmation that has kept waves of spam away. However, we have had a few get through. Today, five. We can delete the actual spam and we can delete the email account/member permanently, which I do, when I can. The is reactive. I am thinking that I should select the ...
by walton
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [CS] New book ... bad cover
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: [CS] New book ... bad cover

One great reason for making a cover with no extra canvas (surrounding white space) is that there is less for CS to mess with. I've been doing this since I first signed up with CS. This has been Bookow's format, and recently CS too has adapted the no extra canvas format. If possible, I also flatten m...
by walton
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [CS] Author passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

Re: [CS] Author passes away

1948 . . . So 69. I'm not sure I like the word "hit" either! When asked, how old, I usually ask my wife. My working assumption is that there really is only one important date in the future, and we'll get there when we get there. Until then, I don't need to be reminded. Sort of like in the theater, d...
by walton
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [CS] Author passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

Re: [CS] Author passes away

Having just marked another birthday . . . note, the word "celebrate" was not used . . . I think this to be a mildly inappropriate thread.

I am, of course being facetious, however, I had to be reminded that it was my birthday, which this thread did also.
by walton
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: [INGRAMSPARK] Free setup period extended
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: [INGRAMSPARK] Free setup period extended

Just a thank you . . . so you know someone is reading the posts!
by walton
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: [TITLE SUGGESTIONS?] In Search of a title
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: [TITLE SUGGESTIONS?] In Search of a title

Max Ernst, who live out here in AZ and was a good friend of Fred Sommer (the photographer), said a good title is 60% of the work. Good titles are hard . . . in fact, even bad titles are hard. You've taken the practical approach, "Japan Outdoors." I prefer a more poetic title for things. My Japanese ...
by walton
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: [SHIPPING] UK delivery times for proofs
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: [SHIPPING] UK delivery times for proofs

The proof that is ultimately approved is usually called a contract proof. It shows what the printer can print from your print-ready PDFs, and when you accept it, it shows that you accept that quality of printing. On a one or two occasions, I have been asked to include scans of manufacturing barcodes...
by walton
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: [CS BARCODES] How to get the price add-on barcode
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: [CS BARCODES] How to get the price add-on barcode

I posted exactly that on the CS forum a few months ago and, as I recall, several people said it was wrong. Here is what CustomerService told me July 21: Our system will place the ISBN barcode in a space 2" wide and 1.2" tall. The bottom of this barcode is located 1/4" up from the bottom trim line of...
by walton
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [PRINTING] distressed fonts over color
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: [PRINTING] distressed fonts over color

As for how a distressed font might look over color, here is an example:

Image

This has been rasterized, so there is no trapping.
by walton
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [PRINTING] distressed fonts over color
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: [PRINTING] distressed fonts over color

While you can adjust for trapping in programs like InDesign, I find that the "cure" is usually worse than the problem. http://www.12on14.us/dpi/dpi/trap.jpg A is the ideal is, where the blue exactly fill the white cutout. B shows a shift in color where the blue overprints the red. C shows why you mi...