4pp Cover onto 200gsm Uncoated
Full colour double-sided
64pp Text onto 100gsm Uncoated
Black print throughout
Trimmed, collated and wire stitched.
Dive into the fascinating process behind the creation of “In The Past, The Future Was Better”, a captivating anthology from Cipher Press. Witness how Ex Why Zed’s expertise in creative writing, chapbook printing brought this collection of stories to life.
“In The Past, The Future Was Better” is an anthology that takes readers on a journey through time and space. With words from writers like Shola von Reinhold, So Mayer, Adam Zmith, and others, this collection of stories delves into the intriguing paradox of time, invoking nostalgia, anticipation, and reflection.
Here at Ex Why Zed, we’re more than just a book printing company. We’re a team of creators, dedicated to transforming ideas into tangible form. When indie press Cipher Press approached us with their anthology, we were excited to embark on this chapbook printing journey. Their vision aligned perfectly with our expertise in zine printing, making this collaboration a match made in the stars!
The print spec for “In The Past, The Future Was Better” had to encapsulate the essence of the anthology—timeless, evocative, and impactful. We chose a 198x129mm booklet format with a 4pp cover onto 200gsm uncoated and a full colour double-sided design. The 64pp text was printed onto 100gsm uncoated with black print throughout. After being trimmed, collated, and wire stitched, the anthology was ready to transport readers on a journey through time.
At Ex Why Zed, we pride ourselves on creating quality print materials that amplify the visions of our Small Press clients. Our work with Cipher Press on “In The Past, The Future Was Better” is just one example of our dedication to excellence in chapbook printing. From the Blacklist 2020 Zine to So Young Issue 29, our portfolio is a testament to our commitment to bringing unique projects to life.
Creating “In The Past, The Future Was Better” was an exciting journey, one filled with creative writing, poetry and a shared love for storytelling. If you’re ready to start your own chapbook printing adventure, look no further than Ex Why Zed. Whether you’re an experienced writer, artist, or dreamer with a story to tell, we’re here to help you transform your ideas into print. Welcome to Ex Why Zed, where every page is a new adventure.