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Re: [BKARTS] 150 page book project



Thanks Dave; I joined that list and will post my query there.

Sincerely,
Chris Coldwell
Naphtali Press http://www.naphtali.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dave
Allen
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:24 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] 150 page book project

Hi Chris,
Your letterpress enquiry would probably be better answered on the 
letterpress-l list at
mailto:LETPRESS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If you need further instructions on how to join this list e-mail me off 
list.
Thanks
Dave

Beddall Bookbinding Conservation & Restoration
840 Snowdrop Ave. Victoria BC V8Z 2N4
(250)888-9380    http://www.Bookbinder.ca



Chris Coldwell wrote:
> Greetings,
> My first post, and my apologies up front for my ignorance; but I hope this
> forum can help me assess whether this Letterpress project is feasible or
> even realistic. 
>
> I would like to produce a fine Letterpress book of approximately 150 pages
> (could be a bit longer, but probably not shorter), making polymer plates
> from my layout files, using handmade paper, sewn, and leather bindings. I
> would like a finished size of a least 5"x7.5".  That may not cover all the
> variables I sense. My concern is will the cost price it out of reach of
any
> purchaser? I'm not even sure of the quantity to attempt given I don't have
a
> grasp of the all the costs to arrive a unit price. This is not really a
> vanity project; I think I have the right content to attempt this  now as
> opposed to the past, and I do have some expectation of a market, but as
> someone told me recently, "price is everything." 
>
> I have been a small press publisher for 20 years and have done quite a
> number of offset produced books over that period. However, I'm a newbie
when
> it comes to Letterpress work and everything that has to be accounted for
to
> arrive at the unit cost of such an endeavor. Again, my apologies for
asking
> basic questions, but any help on getting a handle on estimating such a
> project would be very much appreciated, as well as referrals for
> information, or doing the work.
>
> P.S. My thanks to Art Larson for suggesting I write this list.
>
> Sincerely,
> Chris Coldwell
> Dallas, Tx.
>
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