Printers, Costs & Paper Type…

After looking around a lot of different printers and figuring out which would be the best one to use, I decided on using an online based printers called Mixam. I was looking at printers such as ExWhyZed, Blurb, ABC, The Magazine Printing Company, and BOBS Books.

I decided not to use any of the others I had looked at due to a number of factors that put me off using any of them. Factors including the price, delivery, bulk buying and print quality paper. Maxim seemed to tick all the right boxes in all of these factors, which is why I chose to use it.

I came across Mixam when searching online for printers. I had a look on the website and it seemed very easy and clear to use. All I had to do was put in the number of copies I wanted, choose my paper type for my covers and inside pages, select the thickness, finish and the delivery date I wanted it by. It seemed the perfect one to use, so I decided to give it a go. Luckily I still had enough time to send it back with adjustments if need be.

I selected the thickest card possible for my front and back cover, I chose 350 gsm and for the inside pages I chose roughly half of the thickness and went for 150 gsm. Gerona tan dI had discussed these thicknesses before so I knew what ones to go for to get my magazine style book.

I was able to choose however many copies of my book that I wanted, and I decided to go for 3 copies. So that I could hand one in, keep one for myself and then use one to take to interviews and things like that. The pricing was really cheap so that made it all the more better to use Mixam. I also knew I would get my copies back within plenty of time for hand in.

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