Has anybody bought The Complete Metalsmith: Professional Edition
by Tim McCreight? The ISBN number is 1-929565-05-4 and the list
price is $30.
Normally I would always choose the newest printing, but this edition
represents a change from the original publisher to Brynmorgen Press.
Publishing houses have different processes and standards, and the
only book I own from Brynmorgen is a little hard to read.
The pages looks more like photocopies than actual printing–very
good photocopies–in that there is not enough black-and-white
contrast. But this won’t be a problem for most readers; it’s just
that my eyes aren’t what they used to be, so reading this text is a
little tiring. For me.
I’d like some opinions on this new printing, both on readability and
content. Is the “Professional Edition” too complex to be useful to