After 2 1/2 really busy weeks with working on the layout, editing images and writing copy, it’s getting real now – the book is in production! The printing started on Friday noon and I was attending the printing of the first several pages, so I could check and proof the colors and printing quality.
The quality will be really extraordinary. The book will be printed in a so called HD-Raster, wich makes the images much sharper and the images richer in color. It’s unbelievable to see the quality of the print and I am sure, it will blow your mind as well.
So for the next two days, all the pages will be printed and need to rest/dry then for several days before they can start with cutting and the bookbinding process. The finished books should be delivered to me on June 28, only one day before I will leave to the International Convention in Chicago and reveal the book to public on Friday, June 30.
While standing next to this gigantic printing machine, I had some tears in my eyes, because I realized, that the whole process of the last fives years is (almost) over now and nothing can be changed anymore. I had so much more plans for travels and visits, but was unable to make them come true in this short time. So I feel a little guilty to all the people I promised to visit them, but could not make it until now and I am seriously thinking about to continue with another issue of The LEO Book so I could make all my promises come true!
We are already preparing everything for shipment, so we will be sending the books on their way before leaving to Chicago!
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On 400 pages I show community service of young people, whom I was able to accompany during self-organiced travels to 25 countries between 2014 and 2017.
I am designer, creative and photographer from Wels, Austria. I’ll visit 50 LEO clubs until 2017 and will publish a book about similarities and differences of volunteering around the world.