Anybody have both Lulu and non-Lulu GS1 ?
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:21 pm 
 

I want to figure out whether there's a discernible difference between:

1) the "real print run" version of GS1 Sanctum of the Stone Giant Lord that I helped Thorkhammer / RC Pinnell produce (as shown here: http://www.chaotichenchmen.com/2009/05/ ... pping.html ), and

2) the Lulu print-on-demand version of GS1 (as was once available on the Thorkhammer store), or its G4 equivalent (which was only out a very short time before being replaced by GS1).

Specifically I'm curious about interior paper quality or cover stock differences, because the actual word and image contents of those two GS1 variations are identical. I own a "real print run" version of GS1, and it has a non-laminated cover and non-glossy pages. Does the Lulu one have glossy interior pages, a laminated cover, a barcode on the inside, or any other telltale nuances? (Obviously Lulu uses a variety of print houses, and I realize this may be a futile attempt.)

Anybody with the Lulu G4 / GS1 that's willing to check?

Note that I'm not asking for a comparison of the "G4 Anniversary Edition" that Thorkie has for sale presently. Just the versions that were made available in 2009.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:45 pm 
 

I have (original) G4.

Cover isn't laminated.  I might call it coated/glossy though.

Interior pages are somewhere between matte and glossy.  The art has reflectively, but it's not really a glossy paper per se.

No barcode or lulu identifier.



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Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:03 pm 
 

I believe mine is non-Lulu, but I'd have to check.
I bought it along with F1 if that's any help.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:14 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:I have (original) G4.

Cover isn't laminated.  I might call it coated/glossy though.

Interior pages are somewhere between matte and glossy.  The art has reflectively, but it's not really a glossy paper per se.

No barcode or lulu identifier.



I hope that's helpful.

Yes, the interior pages detail might be the key, I think. I have some other Lulu stuff that matches what you're describing, and it's markedly different from the ones I had printed up at the local print house. Of course, different Lulu printing locations might have used different materials, so it's probably not a perfect way to differentiate.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:15 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I believe mine is non-Lulu, but I'd have to check.
I bought it along with F1 if that's any help.

Yeah, that's non-Lulu. I'm pretty sure you bought a couple when I did the F1+GS1 combo with free shipping a few years ago.


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