A short while ago I was asked to create some postcards that would be used as part of the church's fund raising and that may be used at a convention where the topic of this and other Piper work would be the focus. I took a number of views including detail shots and after discussing these with the relevant people I then chose a company to print the cards. The detail shots were digitally printed and the small number of these (50 off) were fine and matched the proof copy that I sent with the CMYK files. However I ordered 500 Litho print copies of the shot below.
The original CMYK file was accompanied with a proof copy for colour matching - image "Proof copy sent" below. The printer sent the "non-proof copy" along with the digital proofs, saying that it was information only and that the printed copy would be checked against "Proof copy sent". To my surprise I received 500 of what I title "Printed version", below centre!
After some conversations with their sales people and their Managing Director it was agreed that they would re-print the whole batch and that they had "mis-judged" the colour control adjustment needed.
So, I have 499 copies of a very green church interior that I have been told I could do what I like with, I shall dispose through the county paper waste facilities, I have been paid for the work though.