If you are seeking an online magazine printing company that can offer you quality customer service and affordable rates, Publishing Xpress is a great choice. How do we work? It’s as simple as sending us a PDF of the publication you wish to print. We will inspect your digital magazine, make sure everything looks right, then print and bind it according to your specifications. Our online calculators can give you an instant quote on your printing project:

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(Need help designing? Check out this great free online magazine design tutorial.)

Magazine Printing — Who Uses Our Services?

Publishing Xpress works with many types of businesses and organizations to help them meet their printing needs. Our clients include:

  • Trade Associations
  • Schools and Universities
  • Literary Groups
  • Corporate Departments
  • Religious Organizations
  • and more…

It doesn’t matter if you are printing yearly, quarterly, monthly, or even weekly—we can provide the service you need. And no quantity is too small—we frequently process publishing requests for quantities as low as 25 copies.

“We have now had Publishing Xpress publish four issues of our bimonthly magazine and could not be more pleased.”

Bill – U.S. Backgammon Federation

Unlike some other printers you may explore, Publishing Xpress is known for excellent client service. It’s important to us that your literary magazine printing looks the way it should. When you send us your files, we’ll take a close look at them and let you know if something doesn’t look right. If we notice errors we can easily fix ourselves, we will do so—otherwise we’ll be sure to notify you so you can fix any errors before printing.

“Not only was my project finished on time but it was on my doorstep a week after ordering it, just in time for a bridal show that I worked.”

Rachael Gliebe – RAGartistry

We’ll also make sure file sizes are correct, and ensure that nothing will be chopped off. Our return policy is simple: if you are displeased with any part of our printing, you can return it, and we’ll either reprint the order or refund your purchase price, at our discretion.

Tips for Your Magazine Printing 

As you get your magazine, including literary magazine, ready for publication, check out these tips:

Use High Quality Photos for Magazine Printing

Magazines are very visual, with photos a main attraction. Make sure you use high resolution (at least 300 dpi) graphics that have been converted to a CMYK format. Our presses print in CMYK, so you should convert the file profile to CMYK so you will have a better idea of how your graphics will print. Most web graphics and photographs are in a RGB color format. The colors may shift when converted to CMYK. Use large photos that will capture your audience’s attention.

Choose a Binding Style

Decide on the binding style for your magazine. While we can do perfect bound, plastic coil, saddle stitch, and wire-o binding, most magazines use either perfect bound or saddle stitch. Be aware of how the binding style you choose will impact any photos that spread across two pages.

With perfect binding, a portion of the edge of the page will be bound in the spine. Thus, you need to be very careful of what portion of our photo is right in the middle of the spread. If it is someone’s face or eyes, it will be noticeable that a portion of the photo is missing. However, if you move the face to the left or right of the center of the spread, most people won’t notice if a little bit of the photo is caught in the spine.

This is less of an issue with saddle stitching, but the images can shift a little when printing. Thus, it is a good idea even with saddle stitching to not have people’s faces in the center of the spread.

Spend Time on Your Table of Contents

Many people will look at the table of contents to decide whether to go through the magazine. So make sure that you spend a lot of time making the table of contents look appealing and have catchy titles for your articles.

Decide on Paper Stocks for Magazine Printing

Although many larger magazines use the same paper stock for both the cover and the inside pages, your magazine is likely to be more of a speciality magazine. Consider using a heavier cover — 80# cover stock is a good option. For the inside pages, you can use anything from 60# uncoated stock to 100# gloss or matte text stock.

Not sure what paper stock to use for your magazine printing project? Order our free sample package. In it are samples of perfect binding, plastic coil, saddle stitch, and wire-o. The plastic coil book has samples of all our paper options.

Review Other Magazines

Looking for inspiration for your magazine? Check out other magazines that you find attractive. What is it about the design that you like? How do they handle photos? How are articles layed out? Do they have large margins in the magazine? Do this review before you start laying out your magazine, so you don’t have to go back and make major changes to the design.

Design in Spreads for Magazine Printing

Design your magazines in spreads. Your readers will be reading the magazine in spreads, so make sure you are designing it as such. You will be able to see if pages don’t look good side by side or if two advertisements from similar sponsors are side by side.

Magazine Publishing Resources

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Get Your Quote Today for Your Literary Magazine Printing Project

Contact us to learn more about our company and what we can do for you. We’ll be happy to explain your different printing and binding options. You can call us at 1-877-977-3779, email us at help@publishingxpress.com, or chat with us (our chat feature is in the right hand corner of every web page). You may also like to review our other book printing ideas.

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