Magazines are a staple of society that offer endless inspiration to readers of all backgrounds. There’s a reason magazine racks are seen in waiting rooms and airports—they’re filled with content that appeals to various demographics. But have you ever wondered about what goes into producing the magazines you see in stores? Read on to find out.
The crafting process of a do-it-yourself magazine involves only a few sheets of printer paper, to start. The printing process for professional magazines, however, involves many more steps and tools. An important part of it incorporates special metal blades used for cleaning up the amount of ink used when getting magazines to print. These blades can be made from different materials. Without this step in the production process, unwanted marks can appear in the final product.
Believe it or not, the type of paper used in the production of magazines can make all the difference in how the content will look. It isn’t often that magazines are printed on regular paper. Glossy paper is the top choice for magazines due to their durability, appearance, and ability to accommodate a variety of colors in all shades. Many colors will show differently or similarly depending on the paper used.
Have you ever ordered a custom item and had proofs of the item sent to you before it’s made? In the process of developing a magazine, proofs work the same way. Proofs are crucial to making sure everything appears as intended when published. This will be the time for the printing company to check for formatting issues, typos, and coloring adjustments that need to be corrected.
The steps involved in making a magazine are intricate, but necessary in the process. These three steps work together to get your favorite magazines onto newsstands as efficiently and quickly as possible.