I wanted to share some pictures with you from our field trip to the Printing Press yesterday. We took the kids and got to watch as our cover was being printed. What a thrill! Ten thousand copies on this first run...yes, we hope there will be more...they said it would take all day for it to run. Then, it will be on it's way to Tennessee to be bound. Finally, we should have the books in hand on January 22nd. That's just a few weeks from now...it has always been such a far off date...but really... it's only 23 days from today!!!!! Somebody, pinch me!
The gigantic printing press...all the way back to the back wall...AWESOME!
Anne and I with one of the first prints of the cover to come off the machine...
One of many color quality checks during the process. They just randomly pull one off the press to make sure the color quality is good. That's Rick...he was managing our job. The folks at Quality Printing were so nice to us. We had our whole crew with us and we were videotaping and snapping pictures. It was a bit of a circus...the machines were so loud and the smell of paper and ink was intense. We're so green, but this was one of those polaroid moments in life that just had to be chronicled. I will never, ever forget this day.
For Christmas, Anne had matching necklaces made for her and I...it's a heart split in half that reads "Blooming Heart Books"...which is the name of our book series. My half of the heart has the word "art" on it. She's so creative!
Anne brought sparkling grape juice and disposable wine glasses for us to toast with the kids when we came out of the printers. We did a little tailgating in the parking lot...it was so fun.
Finally, a short home video of the book on the printing press: Download MOV05879