About this project
Risks and challenges
To this point, the major challenge has been in finding a print shop and binder who could actually take on this project. A couple different print shops had expressed interest in handling this book, and along the way there have been numerous times when I expected that it was going to be printed, but as they were faced with the details of the production, they realized it was a project they couldn't handle.
After the initial print shop decided that it was more than they were prepared to handle, I struggled to find another shop in Cascadia that actually had the equipment to produce this book in line with the original vision. The availability of print shops in the US is much less than it once was and most large scale book production is now done outside of the country. Many of the people I've talked to have recommended that with a project of this size, I should have it produced overseas, but in line with the theme of the book, I've been insistent upon having it sourced locally.
The aspirations towards such high quality production and sourcing everything locally have posed more than a small problem in finding a way to make all the pieces come together and make sense. Numerous print and binding shops have been interested in developing this project, but the amount of work involved in putting together the binding alone has been hard for any of them to scale.
Having now established a connection with a print shop in Portland, OR who are fully aware of the work required to complete this project and have the resources and the excitement needed to see past the challenges of producing it, I feel very confident that this project will finally see print. The only thing needed now is your help in coming up with the remaining cost needed to print this bad boy.
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