Magazines are elegant solutions for sharing your message, photos, and ideas with the world. They allow you to showcase opinions, stories, interviews about your passion – all in high-quality print. Professionally printed magazines are hard to ignore, and you want the best possible presentation for your message. Magazines come with a range of binding options, including stapled, perfect bound, and wiro bound. We’ll help you choose the best binding and paper weight so you can make an impact with your magazine.

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How to Print Your Magazine

How to upload your files

We accept files for your magazine in the way that’s easiest for you. Submit single pages or spreads, individual files for each page, or a single file for the whole thing – your choice. 

The cover

Remember that your magazine cover contains four pages: a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover. Be sure to design these pages accordingly. 

The bleed

We require a 3mm bleed for all magazine printing. Ensure you haven’t included any important content in this space. 

The binding

You have three binding options for magazines: saddle stitched or stapled, perfect bound, or wiro bound. Keep in mind that our magazine binding options depend on the number of pages in your magazine. You may have too many pages for staple binding to support, or too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our ordering system will let you know which option is best when you enter your page count. 

The spine for perfect bound

With perfect bound magazines, you can print additional content on the spine. We ask you to upload the spine content as a separate file; you can see the dimensions of your magazine’s spine in your shopping cart. You’ll also need a 3mm bleed on the top and bottom of the spine. If you don’t send us a print file for the spine, we have to leave it blank. 

Completing your order

You can add pages to your magazine in multiples of 4, and you must ensure each placeholder box has been filled. For example, if you order 32 pages, you should fill all 32 boxes. If you don’t have enough content to fill all the pages in your magazine, you must add blank pages.

Magazine Printing FAQ

We recommend uploading single pages organised within a single PDF file..

Yes. We’re one of the best perfect bound printing companies in the UK. PUR binding requires a minimum number of pages.

Only if your magazine is going to be perfect bound. You have the option of uploading a double page spread with spine for your cover file. Or you can upload the front cover, back cover and spine file separately.

For small runs, we tend to print your magazines on HP Indigos for digital printing and for larger runs of 1,000+ copies, we use Heidelberg Speedmasters for offset litho printing. For more information, please see our plant list.

Yes. All our papers are FSC® certified, we are a CarbonNeutral® company and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified. For more information, please see our sustainability accreditations.

Nope. You can enjoy full use of our web-to-print platform and customer services without paying a penny. You only pay when you’re absolutely ready to print.

Our web-to-print system accepts most file types. However, we highly recommend a 300dpi high resolution PDF for the best results. Please check your digital proofs prior to printing.

Not yet, but soon. In the meantime, we recommend adding a 3mm bleed area to the outside of your pages and a 5mm quiet area on the inside of your pages. For more information, visit our print file setup guide.

Yes. Once you upload your artwork files, our online printing system has a magazine proofing feature to help you check your proofs, flag any issues and ask our customer service team any questions you may have before you send your job into production.

If your magazine is perfect bound, the system will calculate the spine width of your magazine for you when you visit our file uploading page. Don’t forget to upload your spine file.

No. Printed magazines are exempt from VAT.