Update on ‘The Difference Makers’


Number One Chairs by Michael Fortune (photo by Michael Cullen)

We have been eagerly awaiting the printing press to finish its work on Marc Adams’s book “The Difference Makers: 30 Contemporary Makers; 30 Remarkable Stories.” The book is in its final stages at the bindery and should leave the docks in about a week.

The hold-up has been with the printing quality.

Our reputation for pickiness precedes us. Our prepress service’s quality control people rejected one of the book’s printing forms before it even made it to us for review. This is, in my experience, rare. Usually the prepress service tries to hustle the publisher into accepting whatever comes off the press.

So we’re a few days behind our planned release date. That’s the bad news. The good news is that quality is indeed infectious.*

— Christopher Schwarz

* “Quality is contagious” is John Economaki’s mantra. Hat tip to that.

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Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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4 Responses to Update on ‘The Difference Makers’

  1. nrhiller says:

    Can’t wait to see it!

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  2. James says:

    Quality is infectious!!! I always tell the guy’s who work for me it has to be perfect! I think they enjoy that and take more pride in their work.

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  3. Richard Mahler says:

    Never accept less than the best in print quality. I spent years doing press checks on everything I designed – at all hours of day and night, often the wee hours of the morning. Knowing that the designer was picky, pressmen would not give me a call until they knew it was near perfect or it would be rejected. I had good relationships with production managers and individual pressmen nevertheless.

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  4. Petri Nojonen says:

    Never thought about doing something together with Economakis?


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