Print Samples: Create Your Own Magazine

a multi color image of a retro Television with an antennaWhen was the last time you told someone about a great magazine article you read online? For many, reading online is done in snippets between other activities, and the content seems more fleeting. And, then there are printed magazines. Those lovely to-touch pieces of print inform, entertain, and intrigue.

We used to think that magazines were only for profit – Vogue, Time, Popular Mechanics – or only for those with deep pockets. Today, creating a magazine has never been easier and options to print and distribute expand every day. Even in the era of online, the printed magazine can be the best way to stay in front of constituents. And for printing companies, it’s a great way to show what you can do.

In this video, we look at a few of the magazines I’ve fallen in love with. Take a look at this episode and let me know what you think.

If you have the coolest print sample among the work you have commissioned or produced, let me know. I am always looking! Reach out to me! @PatMcGrew on Twitter, on LinkedIn, or all land with me and I’ll be delighted to tell your story!


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Pat McGrew McGrew Group author Print Media CentrPat McGrew helps companies perform better. As Managing Director for McGrewGroup, Inc., she promotes Best Practices for your Business leveraging her work as an executive, marketer, analyst, industry evangelist, and consultant to enable business growth. An experienced professional speaker and author of 8 business books, Pat is also the editor of A Guide to the Electronic Document Body of Knowledge, a regular industry content contributor, host of #PrintSampleTV, and co-host of #ThePrintReport Podcast with Deborah Corn. Pat won the 2014 #GirlsWhoPrint Girlie Award and the 2016 Xplor Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award. She is certified as a Lifetime Master Electronic Document Professional by Xplor, and as a Color Management Professional (CMP), CMP Digital, and BrandQ Professional by IDEAlliance. Find Pat on Twitter as @PatMcGrew and on LinkedIn.