I carry out historical research and write books. I first started using JOPrint in 2011 while still living at Great Barrier Island where I was chairperson of the Great Barrier Island History Research Group. We had a 188 page, A4 publication called ‘True Tales of Great Barrier Island’ to have printed. Even though we were on a remote island we were very relieved by the ease with which the company helped us through the process.
In the intervening years I have moved to Whangarei and been involved with five more books printed by JOP, the most recent being a 240 page A4 book on the Chatham Islands. The reason I keep using them is simply because they provide solutions to getting us/me across the line – their computer guru helps design the cover, snaps the details into place such as arranging the text along the spine, lining up lists, making valuable suggestions etc. PFP-Pain free printing I call it.
They provide a proof copy which can then be gone through and any final corrections made. But it doesn’t end there. The Treasury in Thames (the ‘Alexander Turnbull library’ of the north) have nine similar ‘True Tales’ books under way, and one book on World War 1 already printed by them. They also use JOP for the same reasons I do.
Over many years I have found working with Jeff Oliver Print always pleasant and easy. Their strong support in some of the technical aspects of producing a book has been very helpful. Over recent weeks in particular I have met with unfailing patience when I have had problems in the graphic design area. As an amateur I have appreciated leaning on the experience of experts and knowing that all will work out. I will not hesitate to recommend this local Northland firm to others planning to publish.
A big thankyou to Jeff Oliver Print for the wonderful Printers job done on “True Tales of The Coromandel’s Eastern Seaboard” – the getting all ready in time for a pre christmas launch. Love the assistance from the designer team of JOP on the cover – enhanced it for enticing better sales as well as enhancement of a photo of a special place. The absolute delight on our contributors’ face as they received their book from an anonymous donor. Am sure this is a True Tales book that will be passed down to future generations