Print perfection

In the final instalment of his three-part tutorial on creating a mini magazine for print and the web, magazine design pro Dylan Channon reveals how to avoid hitches when checking your document and sending it to print.

Despite many doom mongers predicting the death of print in the not-too-distant future, thankfully there are still plenty of people out there who like to read well-written, well-designed editorial in the good old traditional way. And the fact that you are reading this magazine indicates you are one of them.

It's interesting that the few magazines that have been successful purely as web-based publications - the likes of Monkey and the recently launched woman's magazine JellyFish - have still retained the traditional magazine attributes that we associate with printed publications, including page size, design and the fact that you still physically turn the pages. This suggests that, for now at least, we aren't in a hurry to reinvent the way we use and consume magazines, whether that's on screen or on paper.

In the final instalment of this mini magazine tutorial, you will find out more about the things you'll need to consider if you send your magazine to print. This will include choosing a printer, checking your documents and seeing the job right through to its conclusion, when ink finally hits paper and your publication rolls off the press.

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