Zine Experiment

Hard to believe this was nearly a week ago.

New zine experiment was performed last week at Megalo Print Studio. It was not entirely successful.

Here’s a run down. The zine is printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper and folded down. I created a screen so that all I would have to do would be to simple turn over what I have printed and if everything was aligned okay, I would have two zines per sheet ready to crop and fold.

Screen printing is a process that can have some irregularities. My cover illustration didn’t turn out well (it was too faint) and my back cover (chosen at the last minute) should have been the front… Some of the zines weren’t well aligned, which lead to them being cropped poorly.

While newsprint is light and cheap (two bucks per 10 ~A1-sized sheets), it did keep sticking to the screen even after a single run.

Using the One Armed Bandit table was fun and gave my prints a fairly consistent output, and me a workout I hadn’t had in a while.

At the end of the day, I have managed to create forty zines, which took me one weekend to get this far. There is still the need to put the title text on, which will be in red.

However, this was pretty exhausting to do on my own. Not sure if I’ll run through it again. Or I’ll just have to print my own damn newspaper.

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