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  • #16
    Meganpru, most of what I do is ads. I don't mind it anymore, though I'd love to do some more creative pieces more often! They aren't so bad, provided you can get some clients who understand what "white space" is and why starburts are ugly boils on their ad.
    it's deadline and I'm GROUCHY.

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    • #17
      ^ and that every "S" should NOT be a dollar sign.
      "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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      • #18
        Hi
        Great reading this thread. I started a mag but i did not go into so much detail. My ideas was to produce a community magazine and get it delivered by postman (Royal Mail as i am in UK) every month started at 7,000 copies working up to 57,000. I did the whole thing myself, sold the adds, designed mag, designed all the adverts, wrote the editorials and collected all the money. Then moved abroad so turned the mag into a online website and sold the companies 12 months advertising for the same price as i months 1/2 page advert. Worked it for 12 months then sold the business. I now run a website offering the same thing in Spain.

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        • #19
          Thanks Key, I'd definitely remember to come back to this if I want to start a magazine. Not all fun, but lots of headaches too!
          Evelyn Howard
          I lurve graphic design http://EvelynHoward.com

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          • #20
            This is an old yet timeless post.
            Poor Keyare is lost in the great clothes dryer of the past. I'm still wondering if he ever found his sock.

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            • #21
              hehe, I'm a newbie. Does a thread ever end? Like someone ever put a stop to it?? Sorry, just joined today, I'll go back and read the Welcome bits....
              Evelyn Howard
              I lurve graphic design http://EvelynHoward.com

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              • #22
                nice post! thanks for sharing the info keyare.
                HugePixels Interactive Network
                Web Design and Development, Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration, SEO Specialist

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                • #23
                  Thank UUUUUUU i've found what i'm looking for.....

                  Hi


                  Iím XLZS form NZ great reading on everyoneís view like most people Iím seeking to be self-employed..So way not a mag after the searching I now have finally found a group that puts up with no bullshit (sorry)

                  anyway I donít have the design art or tech sav which most of U's seem to have.

                  On paper I've produce a concept 4a magazine to deal with adolescent at risk teen market. Yes I to do not want to share my secrets encase anyone takes it but business comes at a RISK the number two factor of venturing out... the other balls.


                  By profession Iím a Business Mentor so the business fra
                  me work longevity is my tool, Iím now on the financial end of proposed estimate prices for my magazine which I have no background on this until now.




                  The information I have bee reading is Tops...the group sweet ass,

                  So I hope I can be a part of this cool group and pick away at some finer things form time to time Question can printers of magazine print form disc format?

                  Anyway take care and donít stop being yourselves lol every one need a kiwi mate ha ha
                  Last edited by Red Kittie Kat; 03-27-2008, 11:43 PM.

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                  • #24
                    can printers of magazine print form disc format?
                    Sure can. Check with your printer first. At my shop we prefer pdf single pages with 5mm bleed and trim marks. We also accept stuff via email or ftp download (but that would depend on your file size).

                    Anyway take care and don’t stop being yourselves lol every one need a kiwi mate ha ha
                    We already have a kiwi mate
                    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Ė Winnie the Pooh

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                    • #25
                      Finally the Kiwi's can breed and produce more circulation g'mate ; )
                      Hey you kiwi's must know the comic Jaime Lilley a kiwi friend of ours gave us a DVD of "Summer Heights High School", very funny he's a great break dancer too.
                      "After all is said and done, more is said than done."
                      Aesop

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                      • #26
                        I need to talk to you

                        Hi, I am a broker and trying to do a magazine. Please email me at naerel777@gmail.com because I need a little more info on how to do this with the gangrun. If that would be easier and cheaper that would be great.
                        Thanks
                        Eric


                        Originally posted by Image View Post
                        5000 32 page mags cost 1000 bucks? WHAT? 160,000 sides, coallated, folded and saddle stitched, packaged, that can't be gangrun? WHAT?

                        Assuming your cover is full color on both sides, which would be way cheaper because it can be run on a 4 color offset gangrun press, it alone would run like 800 wholesale, which you can't buy unless you're a print broker and have a resell number that says so.

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                        • #27


                          this thread is well over a year old Eric. you might want to start a new thread and just ask your question.

                          "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

                          This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

                          there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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                          • #28
                            Thanks for sharing the info

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                            • #29
                              This is really helpful information - I am in the process of setting up an electronic based magazine - meaning it is only available on the internet and so some of the costs are down.

                              The hard thing is attempting to find advertisers

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                              • #30
                                Thank you for your constructions.

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