This was the first time we printed everything (except the envelope) ourselves. That meant, in practical terms, some 8 reams of heavy paper; thousands of trims with a (hand-operated) paper cutter; hundreds of folds; and about 60 hours to print-trim-fold-pack. But it was gratifying in a really special way to see the issue come together in our hands. It’s always great to go to the printers’ and pick up an order—to see books become real that way—but it was a step further to do it ourselves.
That said, we won’t be doing it again anytime soon. So. Many. Repetitive. Actions.