Some news on pricing

Note: this is a blog post from 2010, and our prices have since changed. Please visit our Price list for up-to-date international pricing.

day three

Right, after lots of thinking, pondering, wondering, adjusting, spreadsheeting, negotiating and absolutely no consumer research we think we’ve got our price list sorted out.

These prices include VAT and delivery to any UK mainland address, except the Scottish Highlands. (To be honest I’m not quite sure what that bit about the Scottish Highlands means. Do we not deliver there at all? Or does it cost more? Neither seems very satisfactory. I’ll check.)

You get a 12-page tabloid size newspaper. Quantities from 5 to 300 are in black and white. Quantities from 500 up are colour. For ease of comparison we’ve also included what you’ll be paying per copy.

So here are the costs for black and white:

5 copies              £35       (£7 per copy)

20 copies           £70       (£3.50 per copy)

50 copies           £90       (£1.80 per copy)

100 copies         £120     (£1.20 per copy)

300 copies         £330    (£1.10 per copy)

And here are the costs for colour:

500 copies        £500     (£1 per copy)

1,000 copies     £900     (£0.90 per copy)

2,000 copies    £1,200   (£0.60 per copy)

5,000 copies    £1,500   (£0.30 per copy)

(More than that, get in touch and we’ll work something out)

As you can see, the more you do, the cheaper, per copy, it gets. These prices apply when you upload a pdf and we organise printing for you, or when you use ARTHR (our online layout tool that’ll help you design your paper.)

We think these prices make our services affordable for everyone who we might be interested. We hope so.

In other news, we’ve almost got all the legal stuff sorted out. We’re doing the last bit of alpha testing. We should be able to open the beta in the next few weeks.

UPDATE: International Shipping

Well, so far, prices seem to be OK with people but lots of you are asking about International Shipping. Erk. There’s no easy solution to this I’m afraid. Newspapers are heavy, physical things and shipping them around the world is going to cost money and carbon. Our eventual aim is to find enough printers around the globe that we won’t have to ship internationally, there’ll be a printer near you somewhere. In the medium-term we will be up for printing in the UK and shipping to you – but we can’t yet tell you how much it’ll be. Probably, on day one of the beta, it’ll be UK only. Sorry. We’ll get to the Rest Of The World as soon as possible. Huge thanks for your interest though.

Posted by Russell | Comments (22)

Filed under: developments, startup


  1. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Oliver Permalink

    That sounds amazing. I’m very much looking forward to try it out.

    As I’m based in the US, I was wondering if there will be an international shipping option?


  2. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 at 9:32 pm
    Alex Muller Permalink

    This is very, very cool – I’m looking forward to seeing the first of these in the wild sometime. Congratulations!

  3. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 3:59 am
    Jean Snow Permalink

    Will the beta be limited to shipping within the UK? I signed up for the beta, but am based in Tokyo.

  4. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 4:15 am
    Todd Permalink

    I am wondering the same think as Oliver.

    Will there be an international option?

  5. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 12:32 pm
    Steven Bonner Permalink

    I just found this through twitter, and I think that having been searching for a cool and affordable way of doing some self promotion, I’ve just found it.

    This looks amazing.

  6. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 12:34 pm
    John Dodds Permalink

    Assume black and white print runs over 300 are covered by colour prices?

  7. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Russell Permalink

    hello folks,

    Have updated the post with some thoughts on International Shipping. Not a perfect solution right now, but hopefully soon.

  8. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Jim Stephenson Permalink

    I’m a pretty bloomin excited about this!

    I have an event coming up with a few other photographers and I’ve been eagerly awaiting a beta invite so we can get some newspapers done for it – it’s in April, hopefully we’ll have time to get it done for then!

  9. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 9:37 pm
    Ian Boys Permalink

    Good prices. We have exhibitions coming up and the newspaper is looking like a good option for us.

  10. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 at 11:12 pm
    Dave Permalink

    This is exciting! I’m going to start gathering my texts to put into ARTHR when the Beta opens!

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    Be a mini-murdoch - TechnoPhobia Permalink

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  15. Fri, 8 Jan 2010 at 9:13 pm
    Guy Permalink

    So. Excited.

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  17. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 at 1:51 pm
    J Fitch Permalink

    £500 minimum for color? Seriously now?

  18. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Steve Permalink

    Is there more technical info available. For example:

    What sort of presses are you printing on? Paper stock? Page size and printable area? Colour profile? Dot gain? Preferred file format?

    Run-on and up-page costs (I can’t imagine you’d turn someone away if they wanted to print 16 rather than 12 pp)?

    Bundle size? Collected ex-works? Fly-sheets? Spot? Colour on the cover (front / back) forme and mono elsewhere?

    Re-prints (a lot of POTD places won’t charge the set-up element again if you come back for more within a certain time-frame because they’ve already got the job saved to disc)?

    All those boring but essential details that anyone buying print would want to know.


  19. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 at 8:34 pm
    Alan in Belfast Permalink

    While you’re clarifying the Scottish Highlands exclusion, can you be clear about Northern Ireland. From the use of “mainland”, I’m assuming that we’re in the same unfortunate part of the UK as the Highlands … which is a bit disappointing.

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  22. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Belinda Bryant Permalink

    Someone gave me a link to your website because I buy print in the music industry and am often being asked for quotes to print on newspaper. I have spent hours and hours trying to find people that have the equipment to do this but with no luck. Finding someone that can do this is like finding a needle in a haystack! will keep you on file til the next enquiry!

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