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Hey there, I've been looking through info on the forums on this site as well as at resources on a few other sites. Most info seems a bit old or outdated, so I thought it might be helpful to start a discussion here. How do you go about printing your photo zines? I'm getting prepped to do a full color run, maybe 50 or so pages with an edition of 50. I have gone through a lot of fuss and frustration in the past printing zines on an inkjet with full color and I'm trying to determine if it's worth it to go through that again for this one and/or for possible future works. I prefer to do my own binding and to screenprint my covers, so I'm not really looking for information on places that do those things for you.
If you print at home, what printer do you use? (model, inkjet or laser, etc). Do you recommend it?
If you go to a copy shop (online, commercial chain, local), what is the pricing like?
Are there other options that I'm not aware of?
Personally, I don't make my zines on a computer, but I do see a lot of people printing color on laser printers. You might want to ask Phone Home Press or A Love Token - they both do a lot of photozines that way IIRC.