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21st-Apr-2010 10:03 pm
Agh. Just bought a pdf tutorial online for making glass dragons, and since it was a bunch of pages of very nice color photos, I uploaded it to Office Depot to print it, because they're having a sale on color copies right now. Checked the box for full color, changed the paper from regular 20 lb recycled to a nice 24 lb bright, submitted the order, confirmed that I was happy with all of the options, clicked the box that said 'I have double checked all of my order options and am satisfied that everything is correct', paid for it, and got a confirmation email. Which I read, because I'm kinda ocd like that.

Color copies for 39 cents, check. 24lb bright letter - lunar blu. Chec... waiiiiiiiitaminit... Err... umm... okay, don't panic, it's got the sku number for the paper, I can look it up. Maybe 'lunar blu' is the brand name.

Nope. Lunar blu is exactly what it sounds like, a nice, shiny, bright blue color.

NooOoOoOoOoo! It is, of course, after their official store hours, so they're officially closed, but I dialed up, and on the fourteenth ring (yes, I was counting, waiting for voice mail to kick in so I could leave a message), someone actually picked up. He's going to leave a message for the guys in the printing department to call me before they print anything. Hopefully, they'll see the note, because otherwise, I'm going to have a shiny new 32 page full color tutorial printed on bright shiny blue paper. Guh. I have a feeling that the print shop guys are going to call me at 7:30 tomorrow morning. It should be fun. I don't generally attain coherency until after 9:30 am. For those of you rolling your eyes, I stay up until about 2 or 3am working (or messing about on the computer, either way, awake), and then I sleep until the shiny lightbulb of doom is fairly high in the sky. Or until the cats start jumping on my spleen because they want me to open the window shade so they can sprawl out in the sunbeams. Curse you, daystar.
22nd-Apr-2010 03:44 am (UTC)
You'll never lose it if it's bright blue. I was looking for other positive things to say but uhhh that's all I got.
22nd-Apr-2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
Right, but when the whole reason for printing it in color is so that I can more easily see the color differences of the glass and the position of the piece in the flame... and the flame is blue... and it's printed on blue paper... and I will be looking through protective lenses, which are purple... umm... right.

I have nothing against blue. I am not a blu-ist. In fact, the walls of my studio are painted a nice, cheerful pale teal blue. However, Astrobright Lunar Blu as the background of a tutorial will not, in my opinion, be a good addition.

On the plus side, the copy shop guy called me at the cheerful hour of eight am and we got everything straightened out. He said 'Yah, with color prints, we just automatically upgrade the paper to premium, unless the customer specifies something else.' Umm... my question then is why doesn't the online uploader program STATE THAT instead of saying it will be printed on 20 lb recycled unless I pick a different option? Of course, this was 8am, when I'm about as coherent as most people are when receiving a phone call at 4am, and my response was mostly along the lines of 'ugh, good thank, sleep now, pick up when daystar not shining in eyes?'
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