March 12, 2015
It is such an honor to be featuring this wonderful online magazine printing project as our feature this week! Thryve Magazine is a publication that aims to inspire and empower women to not merely exist, but to live fully alive. (That is literally their mission statement J)
Thryve magazine is a publication that is specifically for women, and this company goes beyond a quarterly print to truly build a community for women via a social media platform.
We at Publishing Xpress, a company run predominantly by women, love the concept of this magazine and love that Thryve has chosen us to print their product for them!
Thryve magazine printed two publications with us at one time. The Publishing Xpress website has recently been vamped up with a new layout that includes cleaner/easier functioning and the ability to place multiple orders in one cart.
Thryve printed one 5.5 x 8.5 color saddle-stitch booklet and one 8.5 x 11 perfect bound online color magazine. Both files were sent to us in high resolution PDFs with crisp clean design elements and photographs within.
The paper selection along with the binding selection made for a high quality final product for this online magazine printing project. This magazine was content heavy, so having black text in an easy to read font, on matte white paper made for a comfortable read.
This client made it very easy for us to print and bind this online magazine printing project without worrying about bleed issues. All images were set up to bleed to the edges and all text was away from the edges, leaving more than enough margin.
Thryve was also smart to go with saddle-stitch binding for the smaller book with an uncoated text stock for the inside. This book was a journal and uncoated text is the most comfortable paper to write on. Saddle-stitch binding is also ideal for thin journals like this one, so it can be laid flat on a surface to write on.
Visual appeal is very important for an online magazine printing product obviously, but it is equally as important to think about functionality.
How did you select Publishing Xpress?
I found Publishing Xpress through a search online in a frantic attempt to find a new print company after another had treated us very poorly. I was in a very sticky situation. I was thrilled when I received the example packet. The examples were exactly what I need to see from them. I want the perfect bound binding and also a quality finish. They provided both.
How was your experience with Publishing Xpress?
I immediately was impressed with the customer service. Not only did they provide 10% off for new customers, which helped so much because we had lost money from our previous printing experience, they were so kind and quick to answer and walk me through their process. Even if something wasn’t quite the way I wanted it, they were quick to make it right for the next time. My overall experience far exceeded my previous experiences at other print companies!
Was your project completed on time?
Absolutely. This was one of the features I loved. A quick turn-around. Publishing Xpress even made sure it made it on time amidst a snow storm delay without charging me extra.
Were you happy with the quality of your project?
Overall, yes! Very impressed. Quality is very, very important to me.
Would you use Publishing Xpress again?
Absolutely. They have made me confident in their abilities to continue offering a quality product! I look forward to working with Publishing Xpress more.
For more information on Thryve Magazine, check out http://www.thryvemag.com.
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