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Zine Printing

Our goal is to get the idea from your
brain into print and onto the shelves

GET A ZINE PRINT QUOTE

Hello, you have found the Zine Printer!

Are you an established Zine looking for a better price for your next issue?
Or maybe you're launching a Zine and need help, advice or a quote before going to print?

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Welcome to the Ex Why Zed
Zine Printing Mini Site

We love Zines - the smell and feel of them fresh off the press, the aura around their stapled pages, their cult following inspired by a determination to continually reinvent themselves and spring up in an age where print is supposedly dead. All this excites us to such a state of frenzy that we've only created a Mini Site entirely in their honour!

 

So here you are then! A while back you woke up in a cold sweat with a smile on your face desperate to get scribbling on the new Zine idea you dreamt about. Fast forward a few weeks and you've long since wiped the smile off your face under the weight of actually designing the Zine but, lo and behold, it's finally ready to print!!

 

So here we are then! Ready and waiting to make your creation into a glorious Zine. One that will show the world what you've been doing behind a closed door in a dimly lit room for hour after hour, week after week. Hoards will flock to buy it en masse, critical acclaim will speedily follow from critically minded folks and you'll hastily email us for a second print run. The whirlwind journey will culminate in issue two not being designed in a dimly lit room but from the 97th floor office of your own skyscraper towering over the Buenos Aires skyline while assistants bring you freshly made Mohitos.

What is a Zine?

The Zine, in it's most simplistic form, is a creative booklet. It is a showcase to get your ideas published in a format you choose on a paper of your choice without the getting "ok" from a suited big wig.

 

How do you get your work noticed these days? PRINT IT! The internet might be fast and aluminium coated but it still can't compete with the joy of reading something tangible - flicking through and laughing at it befoe tucking it into your satchel and continuing your day with an extra spring in your step.


Recently seen flying off our presses we have mini golf on the Costa del Norfolk, pensioners joyriding scooters around LA and typographic studies into the effects of going without sleep for 168 hours (don't try that at home!)

 

Increasingly we're seeing Zines being used as self promo portfolios, as lookbooks for clothing labels or for packing full of photos from your recent round the world trip - hand them out to friends and save them the tedium of a projector slide show!

 

 

Ultimately there are very few rules for Zines - you choose the content, how you want to lay it out and we'll print it!

What can we print for you?

We are proud to print inspirational and creative Zines filled with the top design, photography, illustration and wordsmith talent in the country.

 

Zine printing offers a huge number of variables and it would take forever to price up every possibility so please email us with your spec and we will get a bespoke quote back to you shortly.

 

We are keen to make sure we quote on exactly what you would like to print so let us know:

 

• What size is your Zine?
• How many pages do you have?

(Your cover will be 4 pages + the inside pages?)
• What kind of finish would work best with your artwork: silk, gloss or uncoated?

• What weight of paper would you like?

• How would you like your booklet to be bound?
• And finally how many copies would you like?

 

Email your spec to zines@exwhyzed.co.uk or fill in our online zine quote form and we'll come back to you shortly with a quote.

 

Setting Up Your File

Our file set up pages form a comprehensive section to help, guide and relieve the hassle of file preparation. The step by step instructions are intended to act as a valuable asset for any novice or seasoned design pro ensuring your artwork meets industry standards and arrives ready for print.

"How does it work?"

We have streamlined the process to make printing your Zine easy, stressfree and even enjoyable!

 

1. You prepare the artwork (Follow our File Set Up page).

2. Once it's finished send us a hi res pdf file.

3. We thoroughly check your artwork files and advise on any potential issues before we print.

4. You confirm the best address for delivery with payment.
5. We go to print...

 

....A few days later your Zines arrive!

"How long will it take for my Zines to arrive?"

We will aim to deliver your Zines within 4 working days from receiving print ready artwork (for orders up to 500 copies). Allow 5 to 7 working days for 600 copies+ (more printing needs more time).

 

We can turn printing around very quickly so if you do have an urgent deadline to hit let us know before you order and we'll see if we can shuffle jobs around to accommodate it.

 

A PARAGRAPH OF ADVICE: Leaving plenty of time means there is room to amend your files if they do need tweaking. Expecting couriers to deliver on the same day as a crucial deadline is like playing russian roulette with traffic and the driver's common sense so we always advise leaving more time!

What size are your ZInes?
How many copies do you need?
What stock and weight would you like?

(Check our paper options page. Are all the pages onto the same stock or is the cover on card?)

How many pages do you have?
How would you like your booklet bound?

Have a read through our binding options page for images and tips to help you decide

Have you allowed enough time?

As a guideline we advise 3 or 4 days for wire stitched booklets and 4 or 5 days for perfect bound books. (Depending on quantity ordered)

Will someone be in to receive the package?

Please bear in mind that someone will need to be at the address to sign for the package. We will dispatch your printing on time but if the courier can't find your address or they receive no reply at the door then this will cause a delay in delivery and your deadline could be missed. All our deliveries arrive between 9am and 6pm unless you request (and pay for) a pre-12 or pre-9 delivery slot. If you can't be in all day then it is best to choose an alternative address.