Where to get prop newspapers printed?

KJRyA

New Member
Well i would try a graphic design studio, happen to work at one, and if you bring something to print and tell them the size you want they should have the equipment to print it and the right type of paper...
Hope i managed to help somehow :)
 

robstyle

Master Member
KjRya is correct. The cost may be preventative however depending on the budget.


The old skool way of printing prop newspapers was to have an insider at an actual newspaper and print them after the days run. Not kidding.



Now, if you create the file on photoshop, to scale, you can print them on wide format at any Fed Ex Kinkos.
PAPER!
Not kidding here again, go to any Ikea and grab some of the packing paper at checkout. Thats actually blank newspaper. It can be bought at box and shipping stores as well but free is free. It may take some sweet talking but a Fed Ex Kinkos employee should be able to swap out the standard white paper on the large format printer and swap in the newspaper.

Graphics wise youll have to add the old skool print and print photo quality look to the file as todays printers do not print the low quality grey scale rez like we are accustomed to seeing in newspaper print. If you dont do this everything will come out too polished and clean. Its all trial and error.
 

ssdesigner

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Wow...I had no idea!

Next question is, who has the "murder and corruption at Shawshank" artwork? ;)
kurtyboy

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kurtyboy

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I do, and one day I will get round to getting it printed (if it wasn't such a PITA it would've printed years ago).
 

TazMan2000

Sr Member
KjRya is correct. The cost may be preventative however depending on the budget.


The old skool way of printing prop newspapers was to have an insider at an actual newspaper and print them after the days run. Not kidding.



Now, if you create the file on photoshop, to scale, you can print them on wide format at any Fed Ex Kinkos.
PAPER!
Not kidding here again, go to any Ikea and grab some of the packing paper at checkout. Thats actually blank newspaper. It can be bought at box and shipping stores as well but free is free. It may take some sweet talking but a Fed Ex Kinkos employee should be able to swap out the standard white paper on the large format printer and swap in the newspaper.

Graphics wise youll have to add the old skool print and print photo quality look to the file as todays printers do not print the low quality grey scale rez like we are accustomed to seeing in newspaper print. If you dont do this everything will come out too polished and clean. Its all trial and error.
Not all print shops are the same. Not all have wide format capability, and the ones that do may only have inkjet and not toner based technology, so you may have to shop around. Newsprint is not something that print shops usually carry, so you may have to bring your own paper. If you do, ensure you get actual newsprint paper. If you get a waxy paper you may actually damage their machines.

TazMan2000
 
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