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Magazine printing companies in Johannesburg are many. But printing a magazine is a very effective and affordable way to grab the attention of customers and clients. When a magazine arrives in your mailbox, curiosity compels you to open it up and page through the images and articles. Every magazine you print has the potential to reach multiple people as the magazine is passed from person to person. When you make the right paper choices, magazine printing is one of the best marketing techniques for creating brand recognition.
What Are Some of the Paper Types to Choose From?
Lightweight Coated Magazine Paper
Lightweight coated papers make for a good amount of brightness on the print. Given their range in gsm (grams per square meter), they are only single-coated and therefore more affordable for our customers.
Medium Weight Coated Paper
Medium weight coated magazine papers usually come in professional-grade that are double-coated. Your magazine will have full-scale colour on the finished product while keeping the right opacity of the print during production. Medium weight coated paper can be easily used for quick printing for magazines in bulk and in large quantities to possess fair longevity and durability.
Supercalendered Magazine Paper
These are highly bright and very economical because they are typically light in weight. This type is a great option for easy and quick printing for magazines in bulk and large quantities because of their weight. Despite that, this also does not sacrifice the brightness of the output in print.
Woodfree Coated Magazine Paper
Woodfree coated magazine papers are another great option for quick printing for magazines in high bulk and large quantities as well as production in premium quality. These are known for their durability, longevity and resistance to tears. Woodfree coated magazine papers result in high opacity as well. You can choose between double or even triple coated options.
What Are the Different Paper Coatings for You to Select From?
Depending on your preferences as well as the functionality of your magazine, we have various coatings for you to choose from. As professional printers we pride in giving our customers a wide selection.
Gloss magazine papers have high reflective effects and are high on ink lift too. Because of the nature of gloss, the colour is extremely appealing making for very good photos.
These do not have reflection as good as the gloss but have a very smooth finish. They also provide for good readability due to less reflection of light.
This is like a combination between gloss and matte. They are smooth without the reflection. They also have good colour intensity. However, the pages need to be sealed so that the ink on one page cannot rub up on the other when the magazine is being leafed through.
We can help you visualise your magazine with a few questions. How do you desire your magazine to appear? Is your magazine heavily loaded with images requiring high quality and precise procedures for their production? Are written words mostly what take up the spaces inside your magazine? This will help narrow down the options for paper coating.
Other considerations which we discuss with our customers during the process of magazine printing are:
- Page Size –Most magazines use a page size of 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”, because this is also the size that is the most economical to use. However, you can choose a different size which may be classified as either over or undersized.
- Quantity –Typical orders for magazines may vary from a few hundred to several hundred thousand items. Your order amount can help determine the print processes used.
- Paper Stock – One of the most important elements for magazine printing is the stock, or the type of paper that will be used for your magazine pages. We offer an extensive selection of paper stocks to choose from, with some that fit your quality goals and budget both.
- Type of Binding Desired – We help you select the binding type that works best with your ideal appearance and function. Some possibilities for binding your publication can include:
- Wire O
- Saddle Stitching
- Perfect Binding
Benefits of magazine printing with us
We Guarantee You Great Customer Service
Our goal is to always be positive. Whether you are calling with questions, enquiries or complaints, we aim to make that experience great.
A positive vibe will ensure that you are guided through the magazine printing process is flawless. You are also free to make changes or highlight areas of concern before production of the final process. We are willing to offer solutions to any problems that might arise so that you can put out the best magazine possible.
We Offer Large Capacity Printing
No matter how many subscribers you have, you want to make sure they are getting their magazine in a timely fashion. We will ensure that no matter the size of the order, we get it done for you.
We Use State-of-the-Art Equipment
To ensure your magazine looks as good as possible, the printing company you work with should use state-of-the-art equipment. A good quality print job ensures that your photos and text pop on the page, making readers excited about opening the magazine to read the information.
We will also let you know if your layout or images won’t work. To ensure that your information looks good, your text and photos should be of a certain quality. If they aren’t, they may print blurry or look pixelated. As a good printing service, will walk you through this part of the process and give you options to let you know how to fix your issues so that you can print a professional-looking magazine.
We Give You Advice on Your Layout
We are ready to let you know if your layout is ideal. We know their machines and their capabilities, so if there is a problem with how your final product will look, we can guide you through the options to fix it. We can also give you advice and alternatives to your layout so that your product looks amazing and wows your readers.
The future of magazine printing in South Africa
Technology has introduced so many printing processes to the world of publication, and it continues to evolve. We pride ourselves in giving our customers as much information as possible about what they are paying for. Doesn’t it also lead to exciting conversations between printer and client? We think so! Here are the five leading and most commonly used publication printing processes.
- Offset Lithography
Considered the most cost-effective and time-efficient publication printing process, offset printing is fit for printing on paper, plastic or even the thicker cardboard. This technique is also used for printing broadsheets, stationeries, books, and magazines. The magazine goes through three major processes namely: plate making, wetting, and then inking. Basically, layouts are created and made into plates which are then run through water and ink thereafter.
This used to be the more popular printing process but letterpress is starting to die out. These days letterpress printing is widely used for printing for and on special items like calling cards, tickets, club membership cards and stamped invitation letters.
However, the letterpress technique can still very well function for printing of books, posters and magazines.
- Digital Printing
It is a very quick procedure, straight from the computer to the printer. It does not require the use of plates. It also boasts of the high quality images it produces which make it ideal and very suitable to use for glossy magazines. The ink and paper used in this printing process are key to making the content clear and not allowing them to smear or smudge.
If you cannot make up your mind as to where to place a certain photo on a page, this type of printing is a good option because editing its position is easy with the use of a computer.
- Modern Flexography
Flexo printing can be described as a revised version of letterpress. It is more versatile because of its use of photo-etched plates which bring the ink right onto the page with coloured images and characters.
Through technological advances in its platemaking, flexo printing is becoming more and more popular. This style used to be confined to printing specialty products. And now it is progressing as a popular printing option.
This gravure printing process involves the direct contact between the photo-etched plates and the paper. This technique allows for the production of brilliant photograph-like prints that work best for magazines. The use of plates directly touching the paper gives accurate distribution of ink over the coloured images and characters.
Magazine printing and your business
You may be wondering. “What is the advantage of printing a magazine for my business?” There are several key areas that can benefit.
A printed magazine is one of the best ways to showcase your business in detail without appearing too markety. It shows your brand in detail through use of photos and images. You can explain processes and give your clients the latest news. Receiving a periodic magazine will keep them connected to your brand.
Even in the digital age, a magazine has not gone out of style. A compact way of discerning information is a great way to market your business. It will also look super amazing in the waiting areas of your clients’ companies, hence reaching out to more potential clients.
Brand recognition and credibility
Magazines show a high level of commitment in brand building. By having a periodic magazine, people can become familiar with your company and a level of trust is elevated. This recognition is then reinforced when they meet you in person, either at your place of business or at a local trade show or charity event. This not only builds brand recognition but, in time, brand loyalty.
Marketers know the significance of having a well-recognized brand, and printed publications and other branded materials are an excellent way to establish your brand. It allows you to bring the aesthetic qualities of font, colours, images and texture that helps to establish brand recognition.
Many companies reject print media advertising, believing the digital age has given way to more efficient forms of marketing. But comparisons between print media and electronic media have shown that print media provides many incredible advantages. Magazines, newspapers, leaflets, and catalogues are more effective at targeting customers and making a lasting impression.
A magazine will humanise your brand
Magazines go deeper into a particular topic. They can feature stories, interviews, research, or analysis to provide the reader with more details about a specific topic. Magazines also focus all their content on something specific and provide in-depth research and information about it. Some topic examples include fashion, technology, gaming, interior design, and fitness. These will make your clients have insight into a human side of the business. When they can relate to you, a greater connection is made between your business and its customers.
Flashy magazines with vibrant photographs will always be popular among consumers and they’re very effective at grabbing readers’ attention. Additionally, print media is generally an easy and affordable medium to advertise with and effectively spreads awareness within a specific geographical area.
Our lead time is 3 to 7 days. But some orders may be done same day while somemay take more as per your request.
Yes we do deliver. We charge an extra fee for delivery depending with the distance.
Yes we do print any type of gaments.
Yes we do at an extra fee
Uncoated stock paper is comparatively porous and inexpensive, and is typically used for such applications as newspaper print and basic black-and-white copying. Coated stock, by contrast, is made of higher quality paper having a smooth glossy finish that works well for reproducing sharp text and vivid colors. It tends to be more expensive, however.
Pantone colors refer to the Pantone Matching System (PMS), a color matching system used by the printing industry whereby printing colors are identified by a unique name or number (as opposed to just a visual reference). This helps make sure that colors turn out the same from system to system, and print run to print run.
No. White is not generally considered a printing color as typically the paper itself will be white. If a colored paper (something other than white) is chosen, then white becomes a printing color if any text or graphics require it.
Materials for labels and their application include:
Paper, Uncoated: Use where you need the label to be easily written on by hand or printed on by machine.
Paper, High Gloss: Use when you need good printability. Keep in mind that it cannot be written on easily by hand.
Vinyl: Use vinyl for outdoor environments, or if applying a label to a vinyl surface.
Some of the common methods of binding books and other multi-page documents include:
Perfect binding: Gluing the outside edges of the pages together to create a flat edge.
Saddle-stitch binding: Using staples along the folds of the pages to bind them together.
Spiral binding: Wires in a spiral form threaded through punched holes along the binding edge of the papers. Allows the document to lay open flatly.
Plastic comb binding: Similar to spiral binding but using a tubular plastic piece with teeth that fit through rectangular holes punched into the binding edge.
Three-ring binding: Holes are punched into the pages and fitted into a binder.
Case binding: Sewing the pages together and then attaching them to a hard cover.