There’s no time like the present to take your magazine aspirations to print! Many of our customers used to sit on their ideas for a publication, lacking a professional and affordable printing option. But Solo Printing has changed all this!
Whether you have a dream to score higher than Sports Illustrated or the passion to pose your fashion better than Vogue, we provide unmatched print tools and customer service all at the convenience of your fingertips.
Ready to get started? Simply follow our easy 6-step process and learn how to create, design, format, and print your magazine like a pro!
Step 1: Formulate Your Idea
Brainstorm away! Formulating an idea for a magazine can take time, and that’s okay. It’s always best to organize your thoughts and create a solid content base upon which to build. Begin your journey by crafting a mission statement, which will act as the foundation for the overall publication.
Step 2: Format Your Magazine in a Design Program
Design it, and they will come! In order to fully envision and format your magazine in the way you desire, choose a design program that will work best for the ideas you’re trying to illustrate. Many of our customers use Adobe InDesign or Illustrator while others have created accounts for platforms such as Joomag or Canva. The options are endless, and the choice is yours!
Step 3: Don’t Forget the Cover is Four Pages
Use your cover space wisely! Many customers forget that a cover is actually composed of four pages - front cover, inside front cover, back cover, and inside back cover. Make sure you don’t forget this key piece of information when designing your pages because it can alter the overall look and feel of your magazine.
Pro Design Tip: Want to generate some easy revenue for your magazine? Many designers will dedicate ad space on their inside covers to generate revenue. These highly coveted cover areas can be sold at a premium because they’re highly visible to readers.
Step 4: Enter Your Numerical Data
The numbers matter! After you’ve finished designing your magazine (the fun part), you will then need to input the technical information for your publication to be professionally printed. At Solo Printing, we want to ensure your end product perfectly matches your vision, so we ask for three key pieces of information:
Size- Yes, size matters! Tell us how large or small you want to your magazine to be. Do you desire a larger format for the look of a coffee table book or something smaller that slips into a purse? This is your opportunity to give your publication the “first impression” your envisioning.
Orientation- Portrait or landscape? Depending on the content inside, one layout may suit your content better than the other, especially if displaying a high volume of photography.
Binding- Choose the way you want to complete your binding. For fewer pages, customers may opt for the sleek staple option whereas coffee table-sized magazines may have the perfect bound or spiral finish.
Step 5: Review and Upload Print-Ready PDF
Double check it all! Once you’ve fully reviewed all the details, simply upload your completed magazine as a PDF to our site. Take extra time to review the “big picture” look of your finished product and make sure no images or text were altered during the uploading process. Also, make sure there are no typos lurking in your copy because the final print is, well, final!
Step 6: Complete Your Order
Congratulations, you have successfully completed your order! Not to worry - we’ll take it from here! We will print and deliver your vibrant magazine in record time, bringing your magazine design to life, so your story jumps right off the pages.
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