On monday we set to work producing the finished edition of our publication 🙂 This was a much easier day due to us having ironed out most of the important decisions the previous week, Julianna and I had created the vector file to laser cut the cover on friday, so that it was ready to cut today. We had all brought in our finished pages, and it was this day that we decided for certain to have a mix of A4 and A5 pages (although it was technically A4 and A3 because most of the pages were double page spreads). So we set to work photocopying our sheets and met for discussions throughout the day to critique our work and make necessary changes. At 4 pm Sam, Domenika and I went to cut out the covers using the laser cutter, and risograph the cover inserts. during this time we left the rest of the group to begin producing the copies of the pages. Some were done when we returned but it was then had a discussion because another type of paper had been recommended and we could pick some up in the morning (deadline day) and create the book pages on that then, this worried some of us because it felt like not enough time but after voting most of the group wanted the more high quality paper. So heather picked some up in the morning and on tuesday Domenika and Koye made the copies of all of our pages whilst everyone else folded them and began compiling them into books, this was a good task because we all had jobs to do and were organised and it felt because we were making solid progress the group atmosphere was much calmer and relaxed.

When putting the pages together into the book covers, we discussed having them all in different orders or in the same order, we decided collectively it would make more sense to create identical editions due to some pages not working as well against others, and this caused less aggravation. After compliling the books we got needles and binding thread and each sewed a book together (minus the men folk who did not seem as keen on this task) during this i was very pleased to learn how to bind as i hadn’t done it before 🙂 it was much simpler than i thought and i really enjoyed the finality of this and seeing a finished working publication. It was a very satisfying feeling seeing the 11 finished editions of our research publication ( 11 so we had an extra to give to Mireille)

below are progress images of the final production:

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