new zine for Fall 2014
After several days of cutting and pasting fun, I spent a frustrating hour at Staples' self serve copy kiosk trying and failing miserably to get the size and trimming right on a zine I created for Keystone's Open Studios. Although I intended to be true to the zine's cheap and easy creation and distribution creed, I decided to move on and leave it to the experts. I drove to my favorite print shop just down the road from my studio, alco printing. The owner Aram gave me a smirk and said wearily "What's that?" when I showed him my lumpy collection of hand-collaged pages. I don't think he had ever her the term "zine" before, but he enjoyed the images I had made and we talked out the best way to create a little "booklet."
After we worked through some ideas I went back to the studio, carefully scanned all the pages, gave them a minimal amount of color correction in Photoshop, and sent the files to alco. A couple of days later I stopped by and Aram and I played with the trimming and bleeds a bit in Indesign and...voila! The zine was printed on wonderfully tactile silky paper, cut on the guillotine, crisply folded, and stapled.
I'm super pleased with the results. Slideshow of the process below:
I held back 10 copies from my run of 75 for those who couldn't make it to the Open Studios. Get yours for 5 bucks here (includes shipping).
Zine details: 20 pages, full color, high quality printing on Epson paper, approximately 5.75" x 8.5", saddle stitch (stapled). Awesome.