Irrelevant Printing

DISCLAIMER: IP is a passion project run by folks who all have full time jobs outside of the collective. Our work is done after typical 9-5 working hours. The reason printing with us is so cheap is because we don’t have overhead costs, we just love making zines and collaborating with people to put their work out!


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We print... affordably!

iP is happy to offer custom digital and risograph printing for nearly all of your zine and art needs.
We'll bind, score, and help with file layout too — just let us know what you need.

Please read details and FAQ below.


 

Printing Details

  • Up to 100 copies for first run, small orders are always okay

  • Two-week turnaround for most projects

  • Able to provide a range of paper types depending on budget

  • Staple binding (saddle-stitch) is standard. We also offer tape binding, wire-o binding and spiral binding! Photos of binding options here - http://www.irrelevantpress.com/home/2018/3/20/binding

  • Any projects we cannot accommodate ourselves, we are happy to manage with outside collaborators (i.e. perfect bound books, zine orders over 100 copies, etc.)

  • Risograph: ask about our ink colors currently available! We run 2 colors at a time only.

  • Project minimum for riso printing is $50. (No minimum for digital!)

  • Send project as a PDF in regular page order (1, 2, 3, 4) - with bleeds included, if applicable. Please do NOT send printer spreads (1-20, 2-19, 3-18).

  • We do not provide free delivery. Please plan to pick up in Oakland or pay for USPS shipping!

Send us an email for a quote or with any questions: irrelpress@gmail.com

 
 

Please review this guide before requesting a risograph quote

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a quote?


What do I need to send?

  • The project you want printed/designed, as a PDF

  • Quantity

  • Size and page number (e.g. 8.5''x11'' letter sized paper folded to 5.5''x8.5'' booklet)

  • When you need it (our turnaround for any standard project is 2 wks)

  • Special notes (paper type, whether or not it bleeds, hardcopy proof, binding type, etc)


  • Please send us PDFs! Whether you are working in Pages, Word, InDesign, Illustrator, or Googledocs, export as a PDF!

  • All saddle-stitch (stapled) zines must have a page count divisible by 4. (4 pages print on 1 sheet of paper.)

  • All images/pages that intend to bleed off of the sheet (for a no-border look) must be at least 1/8'' over-sized.

  • We can assist with all this, but please keep in mind that file setup/changes start at $35. Advice, tips, and questions are free though!

Files...?


What is bleed?!

Does  NOT  bleed

Does NOT bleed

Does  BLEED

Does BLEED

 

File setup should look like the following:

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I'm short on cash!

We know it's tough! That's why we are here. Let us know your budget, or ask us ways to cut costs — using paper we already have, changing the size or number of pages, ordering more upfront, payment plan, etc. Don't let your wages stop you from making and sharing your art!