Here's what my press operator said after I re-worked the images with Michael's CMYK settings and sent him a .pdf file to proof.
it works like a charm!
I just did the pdf file, didin't touch the tiffs
bring 'em all baby!!
Wow this is truly an eye opener, and proof that you've never been in a business long enough to not have stuff to learn about! "
So, I'm re-working all of the other 12 files, uploading them to my site for him to download in the morning. I'll have a proof to sign off on by noon. The print job will run on Thursday I'm guessing...hopefully they'll be bound by Friday/Sat.