I’m about to send my order in to the printer for promo items I’ll be mailing out this spring (I don’t have any releases, so I’ll just be promo-ing the series as a whole and mailing my little heart out). I always hate this part, when I finally close Photoshop and start making the order**. It’s the, “is there anything else I can do to make the series look more attractive?” moment, and the “is there any more info that I can cram onto the bookmark?” second and the “oh, god, did I check for typos enough times?” freak-out, and will soon be joined by the “oh, crap, should I go for glossy or matte?” hour of indecision.
(I prefer matte for bookmarks, because they are easier to sign (even with a permanent marker, the glossy coating can make the ink bead) but the rest of the items will be shiny, shiny, shiny, Cap’n!)
*I had to go check that this was right. Racking brains, but it can be nerve-racking or nerve-wracking.
**It’d probably be better if I just hired someone to design my items instead of making them all myself, but I have control issues. See also: only 90% finished website.