Sending Your Photobook or Zine to Print: An Overview of the Process
Holding your own printed photobook or zine in your hands can be really satisfying — but how do you get there? Jump into this broad overview of the process, from conception to sending it off to the printers. We’ll talk about what you should consider along the way, including getting started on the design (whether you do it yourself or work with a designer), preparing your images, types of book and zine formats and bindings, tips on how to decide on which printing company to use, and the printing process. By the end of this one-hour mini-workshop, you should have a good introduction to what’s involved as you move your photobook or zine from an idea to an object. Questions are encouraged in this interactive session.
Edward Ratliff is a composer, filmmaker, designer, and multi-disciplinary artist.
As a composer and performer, he has led bands in Europe and Asia and throughout New York City and has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores. His music has been heard in shows on HBO, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Hulu, the Discovery Channel, PBS, and more — everything from a biography of Dostoyevsky to Real Sex Xtra. He “is best known for making richly cinematic music that captures New York City’s momentum and diversity…” (The Wall Street Journal).
Edward is a designer who works in both print and digital — developing websites and designing books and other printed material for clients ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to individual artists. His film and video work has been exhibited in festivals internationally, and he has studied film devotedly for decades.Edward teaches movies as inspiration and using InDesign to create zines and books for StrudelmediaLive.