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If the only sizes your printer has heard of are A4 or A5 and the only paper they print on is gloss or even glossier then welcome to Ex Why Zed!
Inspirational and creative zines filled with the top illustration, writing and photographic talent in the country.
thought. chicken. egg. doodles. scribbles. drawings.
coffee .jackd. inspiration. art. mac. scan. illustrator.
photoshop. indesign. artwork. inkjet. proof. recline.
ponder. tweak. ponder. tweak. save .export. contact. discuss. quote. send. inbox. save. open. awe. smile. laugh. pagination. check. preflight. check. paper. ink. plates. print. bind. magazine.
Get your zine into print!
If your magazine is in its infancy then a long print run might be out of reach for Issue One. Our digital presses offer the perfect solution with low unit prices so you can test the market first. Choose a run length from 1 to 500 and the price will be considerably lower than litho printing.
Save yourself from photocopying oblivion!
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The next step…
Happy days, you’re ready to print so you’ll need to upload the files using www.wetransfer.com In the comments box, include a note with the number of copies you’d like and the best address for delivery. We’ll then give your artwork a free preflight check to highlight any potential issues and will email with any recommendations before going to production.
More Zine resources
There are a whole host of brilliant sites out there dedicated to Zines and self-published books. Here are a few to whet the appetite:
Zines are born here!
Ex Why Zed help turn your ideas and design into an actual printed publication. Imagine that!
We have built a reputation as a leading UK zine printing company producing diverse, inspirational and sometimes amusing zines that challenge convention and entice audiences. Our experience and knowledge of zine printing means we can help and advise you to pick the right stock, finishes and format to match your inspiration.
There are almost infinite possibilities on size, finishing and papers so we offer expert knowledge and advice before your job goes to press, a competitive zine print quote to stretch your budget and a high quality standard of printing delivered nationally throughout the UK and now worldwide too
We always quote on two or three different quantities to help stretch your budget – we want you to get into print and then come back for issue 2…3…….4……..5………….. ……………….6?
Setting up your file
You’ve done the hard work and come up with a brilliant idea for the Zine so next you’ll need to set up the artwork for print. Dont be put off using InDesign – it’s easy! (ish). Have a read through our uber-helpful step by step file set up pages. The guides really do make the process much easier and will answer 99% of the questions you may have.
Ultimately you’ll need to send us a hi res PDF with crop marks and 3mm bleed.
If you have any questions then please do drop us an email or call and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.
Grab yourself one of our free printed sample packs to help you decide because we realise that choosing paper over the internet is like reading braille with gloves on. Just ping us an email with your address and we’ll know where to send it to.
Scroll down for pictures of our paper choices:
• Silk, Gloss, Matt or Uncoated finish
• 90-170gsm for inside pages
(90gsm is super thin like newsprint, 120/130gsm is what we print 99% of our zines onto, 160/170gsm is a bulky paper that will feel glorious when your reader is flicking through)
• 160-350gsm for a thicker card cover
We print the majority of our Zines’ inside pages onto either 120gsm uncoated or 130gsm silk. This is thick enough that images dont show through too much and feels quality.
If you’d like a thicker cover then go for a 300gsm stock.
• A4, A5, 210x210mm and A6 are most economic but we can print most bespoke sizes too and dont charge any extra for this.
• We never charge extra for full bleed printing
The rule of thumb is wire stitching for upto 40 pages and for 40 pages or more perfect binding will produce a more polished looking Zine.
We understand you might want to see your zine first so you can check the paper then make artwork changes before going ahead with the final run. Leave an extra week and we can print a hard copy proof of your booklet first.