Welcome to the first part of our blog series, where we delve into the importance of local printing and its impact on the quality of our high-end tattoo books. At Kintaro Publishing, we believe that being present during the printing process is crucial to ensure impeccable results. Join us as we explore the significance of this journey and the meticulous attention we give to every detail.
Section 1: Taking Control of Quality Through Local Production
Last year, we embarked on a transformative journey, reevaluating our production process. One significant change we made was our commitment to working exclusively with local partners. Why did we make this decision? Let's dive in.
By producing our books locally, we gain a higher level of control over the final product's quality. The art of publishing is a meticulous undertaking that demands attention throughout various steps. One critical stage is the printing process itself, which involves important discussions and meetings with our trusted printer.
These conversations revolve around understanding the production requirements, assessing feasibility, identifying technical challenges, and ensuring the availability of suitable paper choices. These initial steps are essential in setting the foundation for a successful printing process.
Section 2: The Excitement of the Printing Press
After several rounds of thorough consultation and planning, the time arrives to witness the magic at the printing press. This is an exhilarating and pivotal moment, as it determines the faithful reproduction of our vision. Factors like color accuracy, intensity, contrast, and legibility take center stage.
As we stand by the printing press, we scrutinize every detail to ensure perfection. Any imperfections or discrepancies are swiftly identified and rectified, ensuring that only the intended elements make their way onto the printed pages.
Section 3: Making It Tangible: From Test Prints to Final Production
This is the day that brings both excitement and fulfillment. Up until this point, we have worked meticulously on the design, creating test prints to fine-tune every aspect. Now, with the "real" paper in hand, we witness our vision come to life.
Regardless of the number of books we have produced, this moment at the press is always special. It marks the culmination of our efforts—a final quality control check, last-minute adjustments, and then it's time to hit the presses and let the beauty unfold.
In this first part of our series, we have explored the significance of local printing and the control it grants us over the quality of our books.
Stay tuned for the second part of this series, where we delve deeper into our production process and the artistry behind our high-end tattoo books.