Sunday, 17 November 2013

Weekly Update #5: "Cerebus" & "High Society" Reprinting

Previously on 'A Moment Of Cerebus':
Dave Sim, working with George Peter Gatsis, has remastered the first two collected volumes of Cerebus to restore details and quality in the artwork lost over the thirty years since they were originally published (as detailed here and here). After Cerebus' original printer Preney Print closed its doors, Dave Sim moved his printing to Lebonfon in 2007 as at that time they were still capable of working with photographic negatives and making printing plates as Preney had done. And then Lebonfon switched to digital scanning and printing - a technology which struggles to faithfully reproduce Cerebus' tone without creating moire patterns (as detailed in Crisis On Infinite Pixels). Dave Sim continues to work with Lebonfon to ensure the print-quality of the new Cerebus and High Society editions (as detailed in Collections Stalled). Now read on...
WEEKLY REPORT ON CEREBUS (16th PRINTING) &
HIGH SOCIETY 30TH ANNIVERSARY S&N GOLD LOGO (11th PRINTING)

DAVE SIM:
(by fax, 15 November 2013)

From George Gatsis this week:
"I miscommunicated Josee's 'solution' fax to Dave as an actual solution.

I already used this process on a number of pages months ago -- pages which have been in Lenbonfon's possession for some time -- some of which have a moire pattern and others which don't -- on the proofs and printed pages Lebonfon sent us. 'Re-screening' is a basic Photoshop process for moire problems.

I'm still working on getting accurate proofs done by companies other than Lebonfon."
So zero progress this week, zero progress last week and zero progress the week before.

cc:
Matt Demory, DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS
George Gatsis, THE BLACK DIAMOND EFFECT
Patrick Jodoin, IMPRIMERIE LEBONFON

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