Enjoy this collection of quotes on Quality.
“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs
“Always do things right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford
“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The quality of life is more important than life itself.” – Alexis Carrel
“To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee
“One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.” – Josh Billings
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” – William A. Foster
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Anthony Robbins
“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Tony Robbins
“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” – Charles Eames
“Quality is everyone’s responsibility.” – W. Edwards Deming
“If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” – Chinese Proverb
“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.” – Steve Brown
“Quality is the best business plan.” – John Lasseter
“Everything can be improved.” – C. W. Barron
“There is no such thing as a perfect method. Methods always can be improved upon.” – Walter Daiber
“Quality needs to be constantly improved, but it is just as necessary to make sure that quality never deteriorates.” – Shigeru Mizuno
“Make the workmanship surpass the materials.” – Ovid
“By the work one knows the workmen.” – Jean De La Fontaine
“Quality is not an act. It is a habit.” – Aristotle
“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.” ― Aristotle
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.” – Marabel Morgan
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In its few year history, Blurb’s quality has improved tremendously.
How does Blurb’s print-on-demand quality compare to standard web offset press quality? Blurb delivers better quality than most offset presses where careful attention is not paid to production. Blurb doesn’t meet the best carefully overseen offset quality.
Common problems with Blurb printing include printing dark with some shadow detail loss, inconsistent neutrality and graybalance, and slight banding. Blurb’s dot structure or line screen is average, which is somewhat coarse in comparison with the finest 300 line screen offset. Blurb offers slightly better saturation compared to offset, but not six color hi-fi offset. The problems you encounter with Blurb are all common problems with offset printing if it’s not carefully overseen, which is common.
Oversight is one of the challenges with print-on-demand paradigms. It’s not practical to proof a book of one. It’s not practical to proof it again six months later with the next order. It’s unrealistic to expect an extremely low volume run to compete with a high volume run. In a high volume run, time and materials are allocated to test press conditions, carefully proof content before final printing, and maintained during a run of hundreds or even thousands. That’s why offset runs are only cost effective if you’re making a lot of books and that drives initial costs much higher and per unit costs much lower. Blurb’s offers extremely low initial costs but higher unit costs.
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So, how good is Blurb’s quality?
And getting better all the time.
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