Digital and Offset magazine printing Australia
The chances are, you've seen our magazine print-work before. When it comes to magazines, annual report, small runs of booklets, corporate training material and printed marketing material, then we're well known in the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne market place for being the go-to company for all your magazine printing needs. With a variety of magazine binding options, including the two most common in magazines, saddle stitched and perfect binding, we encourage you to bring us your existing magazine quote today to see if we can better it on print price, quality and service.
Is your magazine a digital, offset sheet-fed, cold or hot web print job?
Our dedicated team of print production professionals will look at your order: quantity, trim size, paper type, timeline and etc, and tell you which printing method is best suited to your magazine. Wheather you manage the print on an existing magazine or are trying to launch a new one, get in touch with the team at Goliath Print today for a magazine print quote that won't be beat.
What's the average time from order to delivery on magazine printing?
Once you've approved your proof and placed your magaizne print order, printing and shipping will take anywhere from 3 to 10 working day, depending on your magazine, quantity and delivery address. We have offset and digital printing facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne; and while offshore printing is an option for some, here at Goliath Print we do not send any work (magazine or otherwise) out of Australia. Regardless of which Goliath Print site your magazine are printed at, you can rest assured that if you're printing at Goliath, then your books will be printed to the Goliath Print quality standard.
OFFSET web PRINTing
With over 10 years experience in hot-web printing, we'd be more than happy to walk you through the process to find where your magazines start to meet the economies of scale web-print flat point. The more magazines your print, the cheaper each will become per unit. Goliath Print Sydney will quote and print with any paper stock you care to request in four colour process (cmyk) or spot colour, plus embelishments on any binding style your require.
When you send your art file in to Goliath Print, the first thing we'll do it pre-press the file. Regardless of wheather you're a designer and know how to prep a file, we'll still need to press check it 100%. A few things we'll look into are colour (CMYK and PMS), DPI image resolution, trim marks and bleed.
Perfect Binding and Burst Binding
Perfect binding is the process of gluing the inner pages edges into a combined spine within the cover. It is suitable for light usage, and has the disadvantage that single pages may fall out with a long time with heavy use. It's cost effective and suitable for most magazine print jobs. Burst binding, on the other hand, has notches or perforations in the spine which allows better penetration by the glue. Another significant advantage is that the spine edge is not milled like the above perfect binding, leaving the signatures intact and reducing the possibility of pages tearing out. That means burst bound magazines have better strength and durability than perfect bound magazines.
Perfect binding and burst binding both present well, but are not suitable for heavy wear usages. They are useful for quality periodicals, school yearbooks, light use catalogues and other types of general usage publications. They are normally used for magazines with 64 or more pages.
If your soft cover magazine is going to be very thick, or it needs to survive constant usage or extreme climatic conditions, you may require PUR binding. PUR binding uses a special high tach adhesive called Polyurethane Reactive Adhesive, and while this process is more expensive, it will provide a binding many times stronger than standard perfect binding.
Saddle Stitching (Stapling)
Saddle stitching, also known as magazine stapling, is one of the most cost efficient binding methods available to fasten magazines. It's fast, economical and ideal for smaller publications. The pages are secured through the centre-fold by wire staples, allowing the magazine to open flat. The number of pages that can be stitched depends on how thick the paper is, although as a general rule, 48 pages is the maximum advisable number of pages for a saddle stitched mag.
It's also interesting to note, that saddle stitched magazines need to have a page count in a multipul of 4, so that there is a spine fold for the staples to fasten. We'd be pleased to advise you on soft-cover binding options. If you're interested in learning more please request your free magazine quote today.