Above shows the final print ready PDF which has been sent to The Print Academy in Bradford to print, following minor editorial changes being made to various pages and to the editors letter of issue 01 following my last tutorial with my tutor.
The magazine will be printed at The Print Academy, and then bound elsewhere in Leeds, however all being arranged by the printers. I originally was going to print through Blurb, however there is not much control over the final printed document, with only 2 presets to choose from in regard to stock ‘standard’ or ‘premium’, as well as having expensive shipping rates and taxes, being printed in the US. It was also not guaranteed that the magazine would reach me before hand in, and more so before July 27th – the launch of ‘Modern Colour’ at Tambourine, in Saltaire. Therefore, using a printer was a much safer option in regard to time scales and also in regard to choosing stock.
The inner will be 115gsm silk, whilst the outer will be 150gsm matte.
I am lucky to know the printers due to the printers working with the company I work for, therefore I liase with this contact contact at the printers most working days. Therefore it was possible to be negotiate more so than you normally would. This also allows for another contact to be made for my Professional Practice, meaning that any future issues, copies or promotional collateral will also be printed via The Print Academy.
This is working toward objective:
4. To prototype a range of design work targeted at 18-24 year old women, highlighting impacts of cross-cultural beauty/fashion trends on self-perceptions and body image.