In attempts to keep things looking professional and consistent, I've outsources most of the Ink Circles chart printing. I like the look and feel of heavy cardstock color covers and thick paper, double sided. That said, I've reached a point with a few titles where the couple copies sold per year does not justify re-ordering from the print shop (100 minimum.) So we had some options:
a) You guys can buy lots and lots of older titles and keep them alive for-evuh. (I'm actually okay with this option, so go for it if you like :-)
b) Say bye-bye to Beau Leggy and others, which makes us both sad.
c) Accept lesser quality printed charts. C'mon face it - can your printer print double-sided card stock full page prints? Do you enjoy swapping papers in the tray and have you mastered manual duplexing?
d) Hire a beast.
|Meet the Beast.|
I've also found a place where I can order some very nice looking covers for a fantastic price, but only in giant quantities - 1000, 2000, etc. So, some newer charts will initially have these covers while the beast takes care of the black and white parts.