Working On The Magazine
I've been trying to figure which is the best system to use for the "Two Wheel Traveler" magazine. At the moment it looks all very confusing to say the least. But which one should I use? Quark, Adobe InDesign 2.0 etc, etc. This is the high tech route that is accepted at most printers these days and the files can be sent directly to them for printing. Thing is though, the old sheet fed process can still be utilized for a smaller publication and sent snail mail or hand deliver. Being that I am one of those late in the game computer users, I get flustrated, yes I said flustrated as in; flustered while at the same time getting frustrated.
The old type of page layout is much easier for me to manipulate rather than trying out a computer software program. And the old way is much cheaper for a miniscule budget as mine instead of the over $600 and up for the software.
If you go online and try to find information on printing or page layout the old way, you'll not find anything on it that shows or tells you how. You will find a ton of information that is vague at best and often. Page after page of software information and yet, it still won't show you how to do page layouts.
Now, I have my magazine in the works and on a file with some of the content but I still need to get out and get a few articles done up on some bikes and get pictures. I'm going for a small first issue somewhere in the forty to forty eight page range with a few advertisers to start with. My first copy issue of the Easy Riders magazine of 1971 began small as did Playboy. The Easy Rider magazine is an inspiration for me and is a good reference at how to begin.
I'll close this post now as I just wanted to let anyone interested about where I've been instead of blogging. The magazine and the Dream Ride are taking most of my limited time during the week.