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Tips for Printing School Magazine

May 27th 2015 at 2:03 AM

Whether you have just started your school magazine or been assigned as an editor or handler of one, you need to ensure that you follow a few tactics and tips to make your school magazine printing more successful, more affordable.

First and foremost, understand the kind of content that will go in the magazine. For instance, question the magazine group whether this magazine will only be promoting activities in the school, the talent in school or will it be dedicated towards reflecting the talents of school students or both. Accordingly, you should design a layout for the magazine that provides plenty of space for the information that is to be shared without really going over the budget (since extra number of pages will cost you more). Before availing printing services in Singapore, your idea and layout for the magazine should be discussed and ready.

Secondly, look for different binding options. This will give your magazine a unique, customized touch and ensure that you save money in long run. You can choose from different binding options, such as saddle stitch, which is simple and minimal, staples the pages at top and bottom, with some space in the middle. This one is considered ideal for shorter publications. Other options include perfect bound magazines, which are glued to the spine if you want the magazine to look like traditional magazines. Then there is the plastic coil option, which is great for those who have larger magazines, which can be read and re-read by the readers without suffering damage. The last option is the wire-o, which is similar to plastic coil but uses double loops of wire. It is a durable option and great for publications that need to lay flat.

Meanwhile, you should also consider between different printing options, such as digital and off-set printing. It is recommended that you discuss different printing options with your company before opting school magazine printing. Discuss their benefits, their costings and their initial coverage to know which kind of printing is suitable for your magazine, costs less, is more durable and easier to follow during the long run.

It is also recommended that you select the kind of pages, the font and the column structure to go with the magazine beforehand. Most of the magazines use different types of papers, depending upon the overall length. It is recommended that you opt for medium quality paper if your magazine is anywhere from 10-300 pages. This will prevent the budget from getting overboard, while ensuring that the pages are durable. You can also look for column width based on the number of pages you want in the magazine. Most of the school magazines use a single column, but those under a budget can go for smaller font and double columns, particularly if you don’t have a large number of pages.

So, follow these simple steps for printing a better school magazine.

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