1 week ago
These people can just never be bettered for quality and speed of turnaround. If you need to check anything the staff are super helpful too.
1 week ago
The review is based on just one A5 zine I've had produced by the company. The first important fact to note is their amazingly low price point. My regular printers quote was £250 for the same 100 copies that Mixam did for around £50 all in. That's ridiculously cheap. Yet their results aren't cheap. Far from it. The zine was mainly B&W and at first I was quite concerned that the black weren't truly black so I phoned them to chat about it and had a really good in depth conversation with someone who really knew what they were talking about. And I learned a few things. First, make sure your images are placed into your design software (I use Adobe Indesign) as CMYK, not as tif like I did. And make sure your blacks are really black if you want to reproduce them that way. Also, rather than printing B&W pages (which I erroneously thought would produce a better B&W zine) print in full colour. That way you get a richer, deeper black. My usual printers also told me the same.
So, the upshot is I've discarded my first attempt cos I don't think the blacks are deep enough but I'm re-doing my own design taking into account Mixam's suggestions and having the zine re-printed. So, hopefully the next version will be 5 star. Top quality customer support and great attitude.