Want to see the difference?

Well before we were printing on something similar to this.

We printed them, collated the covers, took them to the antique cutting machine, scored the covers, folded each issue and then put a couple staples through them. This took a lot of time and we were always paranoid that people were watching.

Today we took a tour courtesy of our new friends over at Consolidated Press. Justin took a number of photos of the ginormous production floor:

More pictures here, here, and here. We got to see how offset printing really works. Man it was awesome.

Our last stop was the new Komori Lithrone S40 SP. This baby runs the paper off a roll, cuts it to size, and then PRINTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PAPER AT THE SAME TIME. That’s right. This machine was built to kick ass.

Here it is from their website

I can’t wait to see this happen. What started as a small idea has real potential with partners like Consolidated and everyone else who subscribes, buys single issues, and advertises. You are the backbone of the magazine. And it’s just going to get better and better. Just think, someday you’ll be able to say, “I’ve got an original Issue #1.”

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