Magazine Printing Process Explained

For anyone who has been a part of the production of a Magazine will know it can be a very stressful time, the truth is, it really doesn’t have to be. The majority of the stress is simply caused by not understanding the production process.

As long as you understand the process you can plan ahead, make sure you have a schedule all planned out and as long as you stick to the schedule, your publication production will run smoothly every time.

First of all, the number one tip is to remember the Magazine production is made up of human processes, sadly humans do make errors and things can go wrong.  This means when you are planning your production schedule don’t plan it down to the minute; make sure you do allow for some slip ups.  This will not only help us to not reinvent the laws of physics but it will give you less stress in the long run.  There is nothing wrong with scheduling an extra 24 or ideally 48 hours on top of your estimated schedule to cover any delays that may occur.

This ‘Magazine Printing Process Explained’ section is going to work backwards through the production process to help you all have a better understanding of how you need to plan for your publication and what questions to be asking your printer and designer. The posts will cover the printing process, artwork proofing process, supplying artwork and magazine preparation.

160 Second Magazine Printing Quote

How many magazines do you require?

Page Specifications.

(including cover i.e. usually divisible by 4)
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E.g. Wiro bound
We can Matt & Gloss laminate. Spot or flood UV all parts of your magazine. We can even emboss you pages to make your magazine stand out from the rest.

How often are you producing your magazine?

When are you looking to print your magazine? Did you know everyone wants to print at the end of the month. We can offer discounts for mid month magazine printing,

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All our Magazine printing prices include:

  • FREE Nationwide delivery

  • FREE EBook tools

  • FREE Social Media Support/Guidance

  • FREE 12 Month Price Structures

Please fill in the quote form, give us an indication on when you would like it delivered and we can then work with you to get your magazine delivery date right, every time.