New sample newspapers are here!

New sample newspapers from Newspaper Club

Today we’re happy to launch our brand new sample newspapers.

We realised pretty quickly after starting Newspaper Club that it’s hard to convey all the nuances of printing in words. That’s why we started offering free samples. It’s the best way to get a feel for how your design will look in newsprint. Whatever we can’t totally explain, our samples have it covered – and people seem to like them.

New sample newspapers from Newspaper Club

After printing thousands of samples (and millions of newspapers) we thought it was time to update our design tips, with clearer information for working with text and images, and add new case studies to get the inspiration ball rolling.

We also worked with D8 again to give our mini, tabloid and broadsheet samples a cleaner, bolder look. Order all three to assemble your very own Russell!

New sample newspapers from Newspaper Club

Don’t worry – we didn’t forget about our special paper stocks (available for traditional printing). Our 55gsm improved, 70gsm improved and 70gsm bright samples got a makeover, too.

New sample newspapers from Newspaper ClubSamples are free to order and fun to receive. Collect ’em all!

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A tour of our new office at South Block

Newspaper Club offie makeover at South Block in Glasgow

It’s been a few years since we moved into South Block, and Newspaper Club has grown a lot since then. We decided it was time to bring our Glasgow HQ up to speed, so we worked with Jackie Latimer from 3D8 (sister company to D8, who designed our new website) to transform our office. We’re really happy with the updated space – here’s a tour of our shiny, new Glasgow HQ.

Newspaper Club offie makeover at South Block in Glasgow

First up, we needed a dedicated meeting space. Our custom laminate table comes from Color Papago and we’ve got some bright yellow chairs (CMYK approved!) to go with it. Our favourite part of the new office is a big vinyl sign with our logo, printed by Service Graphics in Glasgow.

We also put a wire up along the wall, so we can display some of our favourite newspapers we’ve printed recently. We’re changing them up all the time, and it’s so great to see the amazing and diverse newspapers that come out in every print run.

Newspaper Club offie makeover at South Block in Glasgow

On the other side of the office, by the large windows overlooking Osborne St, is a kitchen unit from IKEA, which we use as storage for our samples, camera equipment, and of course – the all-important tea bags!
Customer assistant Hannah enjoys a cup of tea over newspapers in our new office

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Celebrate #summerofprint with a contest from Newspaper Club + Stack

#summerofprint contest with Stack Magazines and Newspaper Club

This summer, we’ve teamed up with Stack for a contest to help you make the leap into print.

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Meet new ARTHR!

Meet new and improved ARTHR

We’re excited to introduce a brand new version of ARTHR, our free online layout tool.

Since we launched ARTHR in 2009, it’s been the easiest way for our customers to design their own newspapers – just drag and drop content into a print-ready tabloid template. Our latest updates should make things even easier.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Cleaner, more organised user interface
  • Bulk image uploader
  • Choice of single page or spread view
  • “Delete” option for articles and images
  • Image and article banks so you can re-use content you’ve uploaded

We’ve printed nearly 300,000 newspapers made with ARTHR and can’t wait to see what you do with these new features. It’s never been simpler to make your own newspaper – try it out!

We’d love know what you think of these changes. Email support@newspaperclub.com with your feedback.

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A new look for Newspaper Club

New Website Screenshot

Things look a little different at Newspaper Club today! We’re excited to reveal some changes to our website that we hope will make it simpler than ever to print your own newspaper. Here’s what’s new:

A new design

We’ve update our website with a brighter, clearer layout and fresh examples of our newspaper types. And there’s a new paperboy on the block – meet Russell!

Make your newspaper more easily


Get started with ARTHR or upload a PDF from any page. Check out our more detailed artwork guidelines and use our templates and export guides to get your newspaper ready to print.

More inspiration

Kickstart your design process by reading about some of our favourite newspapers on our new Get Inspired page.

Order more quickly


We’ve simplified our upload process and streamlined checkout to get your newspapers ready for the presses faster.

New, improved paper options for traditional orders

You can now order higher grades of paper stock for traditional orders. The new paper types are heavier and brighter, and won’t discolor with age or light. You can read more about them or order a sample to see for yourself.

We’re excited to hear your feedback about these changes! These are the first of many, so if there’s anything else you’d like to see, please tell us all about it.

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Planned maintenance on 4 May 8:30-12:00 GMT

Just a brief note from the Engineering Dept.

The Newspaper Club website including ARTHR will be offline from 8:30 GMT on Wednesday 4 May until 12 noon. This is so we can perform some routine maintenance.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We’ll keep you posted on developments here and on Twitter @newspaperclub.

UPDATE 1: We’re offline! We’ll keep you updated on our status here but so far, so good.

UPDATE 2: We’re back (with a shiny new website)!

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Planned downtime on Thursday 24 March 18:30 GMT

Just a brief note from the Engineering Dept.

The Newspaper Club website including ARTHR will be offline from 6.30 GMT on Thursday 24 March until midnight. This is so we can perform some routine maintenance.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We’ll keep you posted on developments here and on Twitter @newspaperclub.

UPDATE: We are currently offline… we’ll be back as quickly as we can.

UPDATE: We’re back! Normal service is resumed, as you were everybody.

 

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Easter opening times

It’s almost Easter, and that means Easter eggs and Easter holidays! Newspaper Club will be closed on:

Friday 25 March (Good Friday)
Saturday 26 March
Sunday 27 March
Monday 28 March (Easter Monday)

We’ll be open again on Tuesday 29 March for all your newspaper needs.

Orders from the 21 March onwards may take longer to arrive. Good Friday and Easter Monday are UK public holidays, so no deliveries will go out on those days. We will not be printing on Monday 28 March so if you need newspapers around Easter time, please allow extra time for your order.

If you have any special requirements please contact us at support@newspaperclub.com and we’ll be glad to help.

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Christmas and New Year Holiday Opening Hours

Here’s a note of our holiday opening times. Please plan ahead if you need anything for late December/January, or contact us now if you have any special requirements.

Last print runs
Thursday 10 December 2015 (2pm) – last date for Christmas delivery overseas
Tuesday 15 December 2015 (2pm) – last date for Christmas delivery to UK (except digital minis, last print date on 10 December)
Tuesday 31 December 2015 (2pm) – last print date of 2015

Christmas opening times
Open and printing as usual (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) except:
Thursday 24 December 2015 – no print run
Friday 25 December 2015 – closed
Monday 28 December 2015 – closed

New Year opening times
Friday 1 January 2016 – closed
Monday 4 January 2016 – back to normal schedule

After that everything is back to normal – printing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.

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