Magazine Printing

Knepper Press is metropolitan Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest commercial printer. Our equipment and expertise are well suited to both long and short run magazine printing. Here are some basic questions to be considered when planning your magazine’s production. Their answers are important in the proper selection of paper, printing method and bindery/mailing/fulfillment options.

Some Questions About Magazine Printing

What is the usual number of pages?

Page count affects your choice of paper weight (thickness) and press and binding method.

What is your publication’s content?

Does it mainly contain text with a few illustrations or does it emphasize excellent photography and full page ads of luxury products or something else? For example, you might chose a very high grade of glossy paper for a magazine featuring high end photography. On the other hand you could chose a matte finish or an uncoated paper for top legibility and economy in a publication with lots of text matter. Are most copies mailed or are they distributed by other means? Total weight affects mailing costs so choosing lighter weight paper is usually more cost effective.

These factors affect your choice of paper weight (thickness) and press and binding methods. Our bindery includes multiple high speed saddle stitching systems as well as a perfect binding line for higher page count publications. In-line addressing and sorting save time and dollars compared to utilizing speciality mailing houses. Our experts can help you to decide what papers and binding methods will work best for your particular publication.

The Knepper Press Advantage

Knepper Press offers you a full range of production options. Heat set web printing for longer run publications, sheet fed presses for short run publications and remarkable roll to sheet press systems for medium run magazines. Our state-of-the-art state of the printing, finishing, mailing and fulfillment services complete the picture of outstanding magazine production under one roof.

How do I know where to begin?

You should contact Knepper Press using our contact us form or by calling our offices at 724-899-4200. We’re happy to help you plan your magazine printing project and provide our best recommendations and a free quote for your project. Knepper Press also provides fulfillment and mailing services.