Added a bunch of random emojo's today I am sure I missed plenty of cool/useful ones so feel free to request any you'd like! Just reply to this with or dm me a link to ones you find #mastoadmin
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JUST DID!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOO 🎉🎉🎉
Gonna get some Nietzsche I think. Paired with the Kaneko Fumiko lit that’s in the mail I’m in for a bumpy ride
Just did a trial zine using a sewing machine and it looks great! I used cardstock for the cover and basic paper for the pages.
I wanna get more users #onhere but I’m not totally sure how. Any suggestions?
Even cheaper + Covers
Of course, if you have a consumer printer and a sewing machine you can get some very nice looking small zines! Which is my plan for the time being.
Also, if you're putting all this work/money into getting a print setup obviously you're going to want some beautiful covers! You could opt for something like risograph printing which gives nice prints for a fairly low cost. Or try and form a relationship with a printshop that will let you use their letterpress.
Cutters, like everything in this list also come in many different flavors. Manual ones are fairly inexpensive, on ebay you can find a "heavy duty guillotine paper cutter" for around 150$. Judging by a video I found on youtube of one of these in action they can cut around 150 sheets without issue.
Most books you see are "perfect-bound" which is what I'm shooting for. You can find thermal binders online for around 500$ and they seem to get the job done.
Updating this with some basic info I’ve found. S/O to Contagion Press for posting parts of their process and also for publishing fantastic books.
A big thing is having a printer (obvs). There’s many different types and they range in price drastically. On the lower end snatching a second hand business grade inkjet/laserjet printer will run you around 500$. And can get the job done. No idea which models/makes are worthwhile.
Next up, cutters
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