The featured image seems to claim quite the contrary, but since most of our team is going through letterpress education with a master printer, there’s always a crowd next to our Heidi. As most of you already know, we have acquired Heidelberg Cylinder SBG last year in order to print our own books via letterpress. A huge challenge, certainly, which is exactly why we’ll have a master printer in house for a couple of titles at least, but it also brings some changes to our day to day business.
Stop the Press!
Not “stop” exactly, more like “hold”. We’ve put a lot of thought into how our production works, since we’re making a lot of changes, with more to come in the future. On top of in-house letterpress, we’re also starting our very own marbling department, which means even more strain on our small team, and we would very much like to keep (and improve) a level of quality that our customers have come to expect from us.
This is why we have decided to decrease our print runs for the numbered edition, which will be going down from 260 to 200 copies, and for the library edition, which will be going from 520 to 400 copies. Our older titles are mostly sold out, so we’re hoping that this new print run will be a sweet spot between quality and demand, especially with the introduction of the library edition. This change will affect Sherlock and all the titles afterwards, so we have updated the matching rights section as well to reflect the change. We might increase the print run again should there be an overwhelming demand for it, but not before our team can dish out books at the level of quality everyone’s come to expect.
Exciting Year Ahead
Not only are we producing more books than ever, we also have a pretty great lineup ahead, with Catch-22 almost ready for announcement. This will also be an exciting opportunity to show what our marbling department has been up to, as well as the rest of the production. Exciting year ahead, indeed!