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    Hi @JoeGuy.

    I finally got my custom bind back from Spink and Thackray. Unfortunately it was damanged in transit so they have offered to replace it. Luckily, it does mean I can try and fix an issue with the colour matching. The colours looked a little washed out and the red spine marvel logo in particular looked really off. Almost like a pink tinted red. I know you previously gave me your GIMP files to take a look at, but how did you provide them with the final output?

    I was advised by a friend who works in print to convert it to CMYK which looked fine before I sent it.

    A reply back from their support was that RGB was the prefered method over CMYK.

    How well did your marvel logos line up to the official ones? I really want them to match on the shelf.

    Here's how the initial cover looked anyway.

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    That's the cover I went with so I'm obviously going to say it looks great.

    Being serious though, when it comes to the spines, unfortunately the problem seems to be is on their end. Colour accuracy on your end won't fix it.

    You'll have to compensate for their tint and brightening on your end.

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    Wanted to share a few of my bound editions. Two were bound by Herring & Robinson: The Court of Owls and Robin Rises.

    The rest were hand-bound, and I definitely improved as I went along, as you can see. In order of binding they are:
    Batman by Tony S. Daniel
    Batman: Gothic
    Batman: Death of the Family
    Batman and Robin: Born to Kill/ Pearl

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    Going to create an imgur gallery instead of uploading images three at a time.

    Here's the link: https://imgur.com/gallery/tLnTmTB
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    Quote Originally Posted by natedeug View Post
    Wanted to share a few of my bound editions. Two were bound by Herring & Robinson: The Court of Owls and Robin Rises.

    The rest were hand-bound, and I definitely improved as I went along, as you can see. In order of binding they are:
    Batman by Tony S. Daniel
    Batman: Gothic
    Batman: Death of the Family
    Batman and Robin: Born to Kill/ Pearl

    20210508_172620526_iOS.jpg

    20210508_172801126_iOS.jpg

    20210508_172836606_iOS.jpg
    Very cool, great choice on the artwork.

    A question though, why custom bind if they have omnis out already (except for the Daniel's Batman run)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    Very cool, great choice on the artwork.

    A question though, why custom bind if they have omnis out already (except for the Daniel's Batman run)?
    Thereís a few reasons. This costs less than buying omnis as I already have the floppies. Even sending the two to H&R that I did was cheaper. But once I got all my bookbinding materials, the cost has been significantly less.

    Also, this way I can include what I want in the big crossover stories. Court of Owls has my preferred inclusions of tie-ins in the correct reading order, as does Death of the Family. DC in my opinion doesnít handle its crossover events well in their collected editions. Itís usually a mess of switching between a few different TPBs, and these are mapped out how I like.

    Batman by Tony S Daniel was my guinea pig. It was a run I had that I didnít particularly care if it got ruined or not, and I wanted to try my hand at binding these books myself. One, to cut back on the cost, as I canít afford to send them off to H&R every time. And two, because it seemed to and has turned out to be a pretty engaging hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natedeug View Post
    There’s a few reasons. This costs less than buying omnis as I already have the floppies. Even sending the two to H&R that I did was cheaper. But once I got all my bookbinding materials, the cost has been significantly less.

    Also, this way I can include what I want in the big crossover stories. Court of Owls has my preferred inclusions of tie-ins in the correct reading order, as does Death of the Family. DC in my opinion doesn’t handle its crossover events well in their collected editions. It’s usually a mess of switching between a few different TPBs, and these are mapped out how I like.

    Batman by Tony S Daniel was my guinea pig. It was a run I had that I didn’t particularly care if it got ruined or not, and I wanted to try my hand at binding these books myself. One, to cut back on the cost, as I can’t afford to send them off to H&R every time. And two, because it seemed to and has turned out to be a pretty engaging hobby.
    I didn't even thinking of reading order; but you're totally right DC tends to have event tie ins in a separate TPB or they'll release a deluxe edition that double dips.

    That's pretty cool that it comes out cheaper than buying an omni, do you have any plans for more customs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    That's pretty cool that it comes out cheaper than buying an omni, do you have any plans for more customs?
    Yeah, you can get a baseline binding job from Herring & Robinson for about $30. When my price got up to around $50 for all the extras I wanted, I started looking into how to do it on my own. Since I got an initial kit of tools, the price per book for me to bind is pretty low, like maybe $10-12, especially since most of these are issues I already had.

    Up next on my binding list is two volumes of Legends of the Dark Knight, collecting issues 1-45 plus annuals. And Multiversity by Grant Morrison. Excited about the Multiversity book, as Iíve ordered special marbled endpapers for the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natedeug View Post
    Yeah, you can get a baseline binding job from Herring & Robinson for about $30. When my price got up to around $50 for all the extras I wanted, I started looking into how to do it on my own. Since I got an initial kit of tools, the price per book for me to bind is pretty low, like maybe $10-12, especially since most of these are issues I already had.

    Up next on my binding list is two volumes of Legends of the Dark Knight, collecting issues 1-45 plus annuals. And Multiversity by Grant Morrison. Excited about the Multiversity book, as I’ve ordered special marbled endpapers for the project.
    That's pretty amazing making your own binds; I would be scared to ruin my books.

    Legends of the Dark Knight will be so awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    I would be scared to ruin my books.
    Yes I was pretty hesitant and so started with the Tony S Daniel run as I didnít really care if they got ruined. But as you go, you learn more tricks and it becomes more about the enjoyment of the craft. Binding the books ruins the price value of these things anyway, I just like having these stories readily available on my bookshelf instead of stashed away in my longboxes.

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    Got some binds back recently:

    1) Roughly 2/3rds of King's Batman run (including The Button and Night of the Monster Men, misc King Batman stuff, etc)
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    2) And trades mostly (tho not entirely) made up of DC's Post-Crisis Batman volumes...the Caped Crusader & Dark Knight Detective volumes.
    I love these because I've been waiting to do these for a long time, forever really. DC deserves a lot of credit for finally putting out the volumes that made these possible (and so high quality), year after year now, they come through for the fans, especially Batman fans.
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