On Monday 2nd March, 2015, the third book from Harry Harrington and Bonsai4me "Bonsai Basics: The Foundations of Bonsai" went to print in Zagreb, Croatia. After 15 years of writing and development of the text itself, a year of preparation and laying out the book design and many 100's of man-hours of work, the book finally became a reality.
Here follows a few images from the momentous day itself, taken at Printera Grupa by the man behind much of the publishing side of the project, editor Ninoslav Pirš of Tresh Design.
Test-prints of the book cover being examined by technicians at the Printing Shop
Aluminium plates used for printing the book
The 8-colour press for printing the book pages
One of the large aluminium printing-plates used for printing the lay-out of the book.
One of the newly printed sheets from "The Foundations of Bonsai" being quality-controlled during printing. The 120-page book comprises 8 of these sheets that will be cut and folded into the finished book.
More newly printed pages.
Pages rolling off the printing-press.
Stacks of the newly printed book that will be cut and folded into the final book, before being sent on to eagerly waiting readers!
"Upon finding that I work as a professional bonsai artist, many people will remark that they once had a bonsai, but it died and with some regret, they gave up".
Based on the Bonsai Basics section of the hugely successful Bonsai4me.com website and an e-book of the same name, 'Bonsai Basics: The Foundations of Bonsai', written and developed over the past 15 years is out now!
All copies are signed by the author.