Despite online media dominating the current form of media, printed media such as magazines remain some of the most popular media ever. The particular kind of experience the readers, when they read printed media like a magazine, remains irreplaceable even by online media. That is why, even as online media is becoming more and more commonplace, some major publishing companies still use printed media as their reliable form of communication media.
Having printed magazines also has its perks too. They can be easily readable whenever your electronic gadgets run out of battery, and you can read them anywhere and anytime without having to turn on your gadget. Moreover, reading them can also prevent your eyes from exposing too much radiation from the gadgets’ screens.
How to Print Best-Looking Magazines
So, if you happen to own a fledgling or long-time publishing company, how can you print a good-looking magazine design for your business? Here are the steps to do it!
Plan your printing
Before we even talk about printing your design, what should we do first? That’s right; we need to plan your magazine design first and how to print it on a later date! It would be best if you planned on your business goals, the looks of your magazine, the printing materials, how to print it, and so on. Because a magazine design doesn’t only concern the printing process itself, you know.
Design your magazine
During the planning stage, you should design your magazine as well as possible so that your publishing company will benefit greatly from printing them. It would help if you decided to grab some inspiration from other brands for your own design or go straight to your creative process, where you will design the magazine on your own company’s vision.
Only use high-resolution images
As modern technology progresses to a considerable level of sophistication, you should utilize it for your own company’s good. With imagery technology becoming more advanced, use high-resolution images at all times to make your magazine all the more enchanting. To do so, your images should have the 300 pixels per inch (dpi) resolution and Photoshop’s JPG, PSD, PDF, and TIFF image formats to ensure high-quality magazine prints.
Pick the right fonts
Certain fonts can convey certain emotions to the readers and evoke the same thing from them. For instance, National Geographic’s Stone Sans font evokes a sense of coolness, while Vogue’s Didot evokes a sense of trendiness. To suit your magazine’s overall theme, choose only the suitable fonts to ensure the readers won’t get confused when reading your magazine.
Choose the suitable ink
Like choosing your fonts, choosing the right colors for your magazine is important since it’s important to the overall theme and the type of ink you’ll choose during printing. Since some types of ink may not work in certain papers, you should choose the suitable type for your pages as printing the papers with the wrong kind of ink can make the print results blurry or flaky.
Choose your type of printing
Currently, there are three types of magazine printing, such as:
- Digital (the most suitable for custom magazine printing)
- Gravure (ideal for high-volume printing and image-based designs)
- Offset (a balanced combination between images and words)
Since you have your vision of a magazine compared to other brands, you must choose one or more of these types of printing to suit your business needs. Certain paper types will only suit some of these printing types, so be careful!
Pick the papers
For the best results of your printing, you can choose either coated paper or uncoated paper to make your prints more attractive. In this regard, you can choose coated paper if you’re going to print papers with a lot of images in them due to their glossy or matte finish. Conversely, choose uncoated paper if your papers contain a lot of text in them.
Use the best kind of printer/printing service
To ensure your prints will have high quality, choose only the best kind of printers (in home printing) that can print many prints without exerting themselves. You can also hire a printing service to do all the printing based on their reputable service.
By doing these methods, printing magazines for your publishing company seems easier than ever. Are you looking for more resources for your magazine design? Visit us at our Envato Elements website to find more resources for your magazine!