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Shooter Literary Zine

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222x157mm Portrait Books
4pp Cover Matt laminated onto 300gsm Silk
96pp Text onto 120gsm Uncoated
Full colour print throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound.

Ex Why Zed Print Case Study: Shooter Literary Zine

As pioneers in creative writing journal printing, ExWhyZed cherishes opportunities to partner with unique publications such as the “Shooter Literary Zine”. Let’s dive into this case study to discover the process and magic behind printing this singular journal.

The Concept

Shooter Literary Magazine is a distinguished biannual literary journal that provides a platform for emerging talents in poetry and short fiction. Shooter’s mission is to showcase excellent writing, irrespective of genre. It invites submissions that demonstrate literary merit and compelling storytelling. This diversity in content creates a unique challenge when it comes to translating the multitude of creative voices into a cohesive printed journal.

The task at hand was to construct a 222x157mm portrait book, marrying the rich tapestry of the written word with the tangible touch of print. The 4-page cover was printed onto 300gsm silk and treated with a matte lamination to give it a sophisticated feel. The 80-page text was printed onto 120gsm uncoated paper, ensuring that the written content remained the star of the show.

Utilising our high-speed HP digital press, we trimmed, collated, and perfect bound the pages, adding the final touches to this showcase of creativity. Perfect binding was the choice of the day for its sturdiness and professional appearance. More about this method can be explored in our perfect binding set-up guide.

ExWhyZed & Zines

At ExWhyZed, we understand the significance of the physical in the realm of zines and journals. As a bridge between the writer’s imagination and the reader’s hands, we take pride in creating high-quality printed products that reflect the creative visions of our clients. Our printed project builder enables our clients to specify their needs to fit their unique projects.

Printing Shooter Literary Zine was a harmonious blend of craftsmanship and creativity, showcasing our expertise in creative writing journal printing. It allowed us to play a role in an essential medium for writers and readers alike.

If you’re curious about similar projects, we recommend you explore “Exploring the Impact of Independent Music Zines”, “Indie Poetry Zines: Creative Explosion in Self Publishing”, “Bristol Germ Issue 2 Music Zine”, “2009-2019: A Decade in Music Photography by Josh Jordan”, and “Emma Viola Issue Music Zine”.

For more information about our services or to discuss your next print project, feel free to connect with us. We’re always ready to assist you.

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