Kudos that keep us going; testaments to our strength.
Ive been fortunate enough to work with CrossBlue for nearly 2 years now. When I launched my first Kickstarter, SOLESTAR, they reached out to me and promised great prices while keeping the quality of the product the best. It sounded too good to be true, but not only did they deliver, but in a timely manner as well. Since then, Ive returned to CrossBlue half a dozen times, currently working with them on my second Kickstater-funded project, ELAN VITAL. Theyre easy to work with, and give solid input and feedback when needed. I cant recommend them enough and hope Ill be printing with them for years to come. 9/12/2014
Working with Philip and Cross Blue has been fantastic. As independent publishers working on a crowd-funded project, we went into our project unsure of what wed be able to afford, or how many of our books wed need to print. Philip proved adept at juggling our evolving needs, was quick to respond to all of our requests and first-timer questions, and always found a way to make our dreams achievable. Philip probably had a ton of clients to manage all at once, but his rapid responses and ability to remember every detail of our project made us feel like we were the only ones. Well be going back to him for our next project.
--Bruce S. 9/12/2014
The gigantic 12x12 inch hardcover childrens books that we produced with Cross Blue are gorgeous. Everyone who sees them is totally blown away by the quality of the print and the durability of the materials (remember - these are kids books). Before Philip contacted us about our books, wed spoken to a number of other printers who had told us that because of the size of the books we wanted to print and the small print run, it was impossible to get our books made the way we envisioned them. For Philip, it was no trouble at all, and he was able to help us add cover embellishments like debossing and spot varnish at extremely low cost, making the books really come alive. Great experience.
--Jason F. 9/12/2014
Although I had done considerable graphic design work, when I embarked on my publishing enterprise in 2006 I had no experience with actual book publishing. I knew that quality printing was less expensive in China, but the idea of dealing with the factories directly was rather intimidating. I searched around and discovered Cross Blue Print Management and very quickly my problems were solved. Their lengthy experience dealing with printers in China, combined with their understanding of the process, importing the inventory, speaking the language, etc., all combined into an efficient, cost-effective operation. The in-house designers and technical staff at Cross Blue were also able to provide guidance in preparing the layouts and files, and were able to expertly trouble-shoot any problems along the way. Very often the Cross Blue staff would provide creative solutions that not only benefitted the production process, but improved the quality of my projects.
I have published 4 books with Cross Blue so far and am preparing an elaborate re-print of a 3-volume hardcover book set with slip-case. Like his predecessors, Philip, my current customer rep, has always been prompt in supplying information and discussing the needs of my projects. I have always been treated very fairly in terms of cost and delivery schedule, and the onboard systems at Cross Blue (production status calendars, detailed bids, etc.) have kept me completely informed throughout the process.
Finally, the printing work itself has always been first rate, and I have received numerous compliments from my customers as to the quality of the finished books.
I look forward to working with Philip on future projects, and recommend Cross Blue Print Management to anyone looking for excellent prices, quality work, and great service.
--ERNEST F. 9/2/2014
Omar M.My experience with Cross Blue Print Management has been by far the best yet. The timing and production time is extremely on point. Having a strong and honest business relationship has always been important in my line of work, and I could say that we here at the AM Companies have found just that. We are extremely happy with our partnership with Cross Blue Print Management and I rate their services at 110% and is highly recommended.
--Omar M. 8/29/2014