Thursday, November 18, 2010

MDS Journal

I created a journal last month based on a card I made on MDS earlier this year, and this past weekend I finally sent the journal off to SU! printing services to have it printed.  I was a bit shocked at the price ($24.95) but decided to try it anyway.  It arrived today, and although I was happy about the fast turnaround time, I was upset to see that the image didn't print as I'd had it laid out in MDS.  Nowhere did I see any information that you needed to take into consideration the area where the binding is on the left, so instead of my project being centered, it's unbalanced.  Here's how it looked in MDS (front, then back):

The photo cover bleed area cropped it a little tighter, but the image was centered in the bleed area.  Here's how it actually printed.  My scanner had issues with the shiny reflective cover, but you get the idea:

It looks great other than the unbalanced cover, but at $24.95 each, I'm not sure I would want to try it again.


Cindy said...

I was going to make a joke about being "unbalanced", but I'll spare you. ;-) I see what you mean about it being off-centered, but the design and layout is still GORGEOUS!

Yapha said...

It's gorgeous!! Sorry you were disappointed with it. Thank you for the info about the binding on the left. I'll take that into account when making one.

Shelley said...


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I hope you called DS. They need to know so they can fix this issue.

Your journal is pretty, though!

Tanya Boser said...

Wow, even unbalanced it is beautiful :)