'World of Lith Printing' is here (well almost)

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  1. tim rudman

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    I hope this is the correct and appropriate place to post this announcement. I have limited experience of these forums and don't wish to violate any etiquette.
    Perhaps some of you who are not on the WOLP mailing list might be interested to read the latest brief news update below. The advance copies have just arrived and they do look very handsome with some wonderful images, quite a few from APUG members.
    Tim

    THE WORLD OF LITH PRINTING News update September 30th 2006.

    First the good news …
    (and then some good news):

    I received today my first 2 of the 12 advance copies of the book, air-mailed from Singapore for magazine reviewers.

    I am pleased to be able to tell you all that it looks VERY handsome.
    Knowing the quality of the images that have been contributed, I did expect it to be good. But there is nothing quite like the moment of holding one's new book for the very first time and opening it with that inevitable mixture of both excitement and apprehension.

    I have to say that I was very impressed and it even exceeds my expectations.

    It is much larger than the first Lith printing book, 'The Master Photographer's Lith printing Course' and the quality of reproduction and paper are very good indeed. The images are striking, eye-catching and very varied in concept, style and technique and they are all backed up by a wealth of information. I think it will be very inspirational, both for lith printers and also for anybody who is involved with other image-making processes and I am sure that all of you who have work represented in it will be very pleased.

    The hard back limited edition is very elegant too, with a beige cover, inserted into a sturdy cloth covered slip case in a darker brown. The minimal title text is in gold blocking.

    I would like to once again thank all of you who supported this project and made it possible - thank you.

    The other good news is that the book is on time and may actually arrive a little early. All the other books are to be sent surface post from Singapore and should dock in 2 - 3 weeks time. As soon as my orders arrive, after sorting and dispatch from the warehouse, I shall complete the signing and numbering and begin posting as quickly as I can. I hope this may be by the end of September.

    Tim Rudman
     
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    Good news indeed, looking forward to it.
     
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    Sure Tim, wave the candy at us then tell us we can't have it for 2 months!

    Waiting eaglery, impatiently,
     
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    Congratulations Tim,

    I can not wait. Your previous books were singlehandedly responsable for my return to the darkroom.
    I'm really looking forward to this new "Lith-bible".

    Jaap Jan
     
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    Congratulations Tim, I wish you the best with sales, and a big "thank you" for passing along your knowledge in this field.
     
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    2 months? With any luck and a following wind it should be about 4 weeks :smile:
    Just about long enough to make another lith print;-)
    Tim
     
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    For book reviewers???? Ya know Robert Hall is Emulsion's editor's hubby. Maybe he could review the book for Emulsion?
     
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    Good! I just put in my order. The reviews on the web page look very good!
     
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    Bwahahaha, (Evil laugh). I would love to!!

    Really, any excuse to sit down with a good book will do.
     
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    Congratulations Tim! I'm looking forward to holding one in my hands.

    Bill
     
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    Is THAT what it was!!

    I'll talk to Aggie Robert :smile: The images are highly coloured though. A problem perhaps in Emulsion? The colour is very much part of the process.
    Tim
     
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    Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I'm very touched.
    The style of this book is quite different for me and I am really pleased with the way it has turned out.
    Tim
     
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    can we still get an autographed copy
     
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    We do color as well.
     
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    Of course Ann. I will be very happy to personalise it with a name or message too if desired. There is a facility on the ordering page of the website for dedications.
    (I asked one chap at a lecture if there was anything he would like me to write in an earlier book he was purchasing. Without dropping a beat he said 'write: To (Dave), who taught me everything I know. Signed Tim Rudman.'
    I thought that was pretty neat!)
    Air mail post is high to the US though, although I am subsidising it a little.
    Tim
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    tim,
    i tried that before asking, but nothing seemed to work on the site. i tried to move my order to checkout and nothing happened. I will give it another try.

    thanks/
     
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    I don't know why that is Ann, orders are coming in OK.
    Don't forget there is an option to check for signed yes/no and dedication?
    A message space should appear too if required.
    Tim
     
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    Ann: are you using Firefox? I just checked and using Firefox, Paypal's system falls over. Try Internet Explorer which seems to work. Or, you may be blocking Paypal's cookies.

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    i am on internet explorer and have no problems with spending money with paypal lol

    thanks for checking tho
     
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    When you click on the button to go to add items to the basket, you are transferred to Paypal's site. When you then click on Checkout, it gives me an error:

    "The recipient of this shopping basket link is not an approved shopping basket user. Please review your selection and try again."

    The only way I could get it to fail like this in IE was to disable cookies - that's the only area I can think of where the problem might be.

    Good luck, Bob.
     
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    duh,

    have my pop up block on. corrected
     
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    Tim any news? is it time to start watching the letterbox?
     
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    You must be psychic - they arrived today :smile:)
    A lot of unpacking, signing, numbering to do now, away for a few days but hope to start shipping later next week. It'll take me a little while to get through though - but the quicker I do it, the sooner I will have somewher to sit down again!!
    Thanks for your patience.
     
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    Great! I just ordered both Lith printing books from the site. Now I just have to wait a couple of weeks until my wife finnishes her microbiology thesis so she can watch the kids while I spend some time in the dark...
    /matti