At the Printer's
"Cadets" has been printed yesterday and today at Lecturis in Eindhoven, a city in the south of The Netherlands. Lecturis is a renowned Dutch printing house. It was founded in 1922 as a publishing company.
Designer Peter Jonker and I were invited to be present during the actual printing. I was very happy with that – after all, this final stage of the production of the book was the first where I didn’t control every last detail – I had to trust the printers. The three that we worked with over the course of two days really understood that.
One of the special things they did was to color the text pages with a bluish gray – exactly the color of the uniform shirts of the cadets! This was a nice touch that Peter came up with, and it works very well.
On Monday the printed pages will be transported to the bookbinder, Boekbinderij Van Waarden, in Zaandam, a city in the north-west of The Netherlands. With over 170 years of experience really one of the best Dutch bookbinders. I am looking forward to see them work their art on "Cadets" as well.