July 10, 2017 at 6:16 am #302
I love the idea of making a photo zine, but I’d love borderless pages…
Does anyone here make photo zines? Do you print yourself or use a printer? Trim the edges yourself, or do you prefer the borders? Any tips or tricks specific to photo zines?July 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm #303
Oh yeah, there are a lot of folks here that make photo zines, myself included. I find it is best to let your content determine the format of the zine. Some photos beg for some neutral space around the borders, while others look good with a full bleed.
I know some photographers who cannot stand to trim even a millimeter of their images and would never allow them bleed or be carried across a fold.
Keep in mind, if you are printing, cutting and stapling a zine yourself, a full bleed is a lot of work. I do in for my 8 page mini-zine, but just saying.July 11, 2017 at 7:37 am #304
Matthew David GholsonParticipant
In my opinion it seems like trimmed border less pages of photographs are found on more gritty photozines. Large white borders are found more on those looking to be more artistic. Borders obviously work better on larger formats. The first photozine I made I tried to model it like a coffee table book with lots of white space and small blocks of text to identify photos. It was half letter size. I ended up with small photos that begged to be printed bigger.
With my 8 page 1/4 letter zine I print borderless front and back and no trimming is necessary. But with laser printing I doubt borderless is an option. I these kind of zines still look better without borders, but thats me.July 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm #314
Hi Ed – The work involved with a full bleed is exactly what makes me hesitate to do it that way, that’s for sure!
Hiya Matthew – I had an old machine that would do borderless, but I haven’t heard of any printers that will do it that way since. Well, any printers that will let me get away with less than 500 copies at a time. 😉
I do like the idea of borders with room for text.July 13, 2017 at 11:36 pm #322
DarkroomistKeymasterJuly 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm #325
I make photo zines sometimes – I just stick the photos into the zine itself and then photocopy. I know there’s a slicker way to do it though! (with photoshop)July 15, 2017 at 8:26 am #330
There’s something to be said for ignoring the ‘slick’ and going for the more ‘traditional’ approach.July 16, 2017 at 6:07 am #331
I’m all about the ‘traditional’ 🙂
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