Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Premature Print Test

Still with a way to go before completion, I thought I'd treat myself to test print of the progress to date.

Physical Prototype
  • Used Lulu: A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm), Premium Color, 80# White, Linen Wrap, Matte Cover.
  • Colors are vivid! Construction is good (though smyth sewn not an option)
  • Content is about complete (70%)
  • There are typos (no quality control yet!)

  • Feels very different looking the physical book to onscreen or individual print outs, has given me clarity on certain typographic decisions.
  • Some background greys are too light (they disappear somewhat and ruin the page structure).
  • Not sure about the super white paper, colors look great but makes ink very reflective. 
  • I didn't allow enough room for trimming, the book is very fat and more was lost than expected
  • Small light grey text doesn't print well. I knew this, but still I try!
  • Some tints lose too much saturation (will add some color tests to next proto)


  1. This looks like Extremely high quality. Cannot wait to see all the progress.

  2. Pretty nice work. Will this game be released in english only?

    1. To start with yes.
      But never say never!
      If there is enough interest anything if possible.

  3. It looks so amazing in book form. I can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy!

  4. I've been following this project on and off since I was an actual kid, so excited to see it coming towards physical completion!