Print perfection

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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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.