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November 7, 2007

Large format copy/scan services

I've been calling several local printing companies, and none of them can scan my 12x18 zine. They keep telling me that 11x17 is the largest they can go without chopping anything off. Does anybody in our class have a 12x18 zine that they have made copies of yet?

I'm not sure where else to look...

**EDIT***

Ok I went to the Office Max at the Quarry and their largest scanner is also 11x17. However, the guy told me that certain Office Max's have what's called a "zoomer" which is a scanner/copier with an 18x24 glass!

He told me that the Maplewood Office Max has this machine. Here's the address:

1731 Beam Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109 (Office Max)

...and a link to a picture with directions:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a303/kcn0113/directions.jpg?t=1194561646

I haven't been there...but I'm going tomorrow. If you're going to a different Office Max, just call ahead and ask if they have a zoomer. I bet they'll know exactly what you're talking about.

October 16, 2007

Zine Information

ZINE WEBSITES:

DIY Culture: http://www.somethingilearnedtoday.org/introduction4.html
Zinewiki: http://zinewiki.com
Zinebook: http://zinebook.com/
Zinelibrary.net: http://zinelibrary.net
Papercut Zine Library: www.papercutzinelibrary.org (Resources page)
Midwest Zine Collective: http://www.midwestzines.org
Fall of Autumn: http://www.fallofautumn.com/
Microcosm Publishing: http://www.microcosmpublishing.com/ (a big distro)

ZINE CREATION:
Template: http://caption.org/2002/minicomics/
Instructional Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1W15BWCUk
Reproduction Guide: Download file


LOCAL RESOURCES:

Arise! Bookstore: www.arisebookstore.org
Extreme Noise Records: www.extremenoise.com
May Day Books: www.maydaybookstore.org
Bat Annex Library: www.belfrycenter.wetpaint.com
Steven Square Center for the Arts: www.stevensarts.org
Dreamhaven Books: www.dreamhavenbooks.com
Minnesota Center for Book Arts: www.mnbookarts.org/