The blueprints, as discussed in the last post, is a test print to show the pages in running order, in the binding signature as specified. In the past, these were done with film and normally printed monochrome - either blue (hence blueprints) or brown.
But these days of CTP (Computer to Plate), we package the files to the printers as pdf files. These files are full resolution pdf. The entire book goes nicely into one DVD...but just barely.
Here is a peek at some of the pages...The inside title page:
The contents page in English.
And a look at some pages...full sized A2 full bleed photographs:
And a page showing collectors and their Pour le Merite watches. In this case, a TOURBILLON Pour le Merite in a stainless steel case..
Yes, no typo...Stainless Steel case. For the inside story, you'd have to wait for the book.
And Chapter IV, which is the first time, a TOURBILLON Pour le Merite is being disassembled and documented by my photographs:
Its getting exciting! I will also document the printing and binding as it happens. Watch this blog for the information!
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