Thursday, December 5th 2013
We spent last weekend as a sponsor at the amazing Thought Bubble Festival. It’s a fantastic gathering of comic artists and fans held in the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
We set up camp in New Dock Hall and gave out stickers and specially printed newspapers for people to draw on. We set a little challenge where the most inventive drawing wins a £50 voucher.
It was great to see visitors letting their imagination run wild. If you picked up a paper remember to send it back to us by 8th December for a chance to win.
Wednesday, November 6th 2013
Soon we’ll be heading to Leeds for the Thought Bubble comic art festival, which is happening 17 – 24 November. We printed this year’s bustling programme and as sponsors we’re offering 10% off for anyone who wants to print a newspaper to show off their work at the festival. But hurry, the deadline is 8 November–this Friday!
We’ve printed some brilliant newspapers for Thought Bubble in the past, like stormtrooper-favouite Paper Science for We Are Words + Pictures.
More recently we printed Asteroid Belter for Newcastle Science Comic, who received their delivery of 10,000 newspapers in fine fashion: by dancing atop their brand new comics!
Our 10% discount is open to all Thought Bubble exhibitors and guests, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim the offer.
And if you’ll be along to Thought Bubble, come find us and say hello! Anne, Rosie and Mike will be looking after the Newspaper Club table, where there’ll be samples of our new digital broadsheets and minis and a stack of handsome newspapers to flip through.
Tuesday, October 15th 2013
We’re happy to announce that we launched some new product pages yesterday. We hope they’ll make it easier to figure out which type of paper will best suit your project, with a handy tool to calculate how much your newspaper run will cost and when it will be delivered. We’ve also added links to some brilliant examples of each size and style, to show off the many ways our customers have made the most of the formats. Let us know what you think!
Sunday, June 30th 2013
In April we introduced an extra print run on Mondays to cater for the huge demand we get during May and June. Now that things are quietening down again, we’re going back to Tuesday and Thursday print runs at 2pm.
If you’re thinking about when to print, please check our delivery calculator to see how long your order should take. If you’re in a hurry, do let us know and we’ll always try to meet your deadline if we can.
Monday, June 3rd 2013
There’s some debate about the exact date that Newspaper Club started, but one thing is for sure: this week is our 4th birthday.
I’m pleased we blogged so honestly about Newspaper Club from get go. Even though I cringe when I look at the early prototypes of ARTHR, or the first version of the logo, it reminds me just how far we’ve come (and, gulp, just how much we haven’t done yet too).
Thank you, from everyone on the team, to everyone who has supported us over the years, by printing with us, telling your friends, or helping us out along the way. The good ship Newspaper Club would be an empty vessel without your brilliant newspapers to fill it with.
Full steam ahead!
Friday, May 17th 2013
We hit a very special milestone on 29 April, when we printed our 3,000,000th newspaper. As we print so many small runs of newspapers (often just one copy), there was great excitement in the office as we watched the orders come in, trying to work out which one was number three million.
We’re delighted to say that the winning newspaper is a digital tabloid designed by the London Chinatown Oral History Project. Their newspaper, written mainly in Chinese, is a collection of memories from 90 people who have lived or worked in London’s Chinatown over the decades. Their photos and testimonies create a picture of Chinatown through the years, with the sharing of the stories bringing a community together in the process.
The project, which is managed by the Chinese Mental Health Association and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been running for two years. The newspaper was published to mark the end of the project, and given to participants at a special event on 10 May as a lasting record of their participation. It is also available online through the Newsagent.
Thanks to Rebecca Tang and Tina Aileen Au from the London Oral History Project for printing with us, and for making our 3,000,000th newspaper such a special one.
Thursday, May 16th 2013
We get some really smart papers added to our Newsagent every month. In case you haven’t seen it, the Newsagent is the part of our site where you can share your newspaper and show it off to the world. We pick a selection for the home page each week, and starting in May we’ll pick one to be Paper of the Month. If you fancy your chances, share your paper and you could win a £100 Newspaper Club voucher.
How to share your newspaper
Sharing is completely under your control. If you have a paper in your account, select it from your Dashboard and look for the ‘Share’ option on the top right. You can create a profile page with a bio and links, and choose to share the cover or the whole thing, depending on how generous you’re feeling.
Check out some of our recently published papers
Looking for some inspiration? Why not have a look at:
It’s good to share.
Monday, February 18th 2013
Today we’re very pleased to announce the full release of the new and improved version of our online newspaper making tool, ARTHR. It’s been in testing for a while, but it’s now the default tool if you go into your dashboard and press “Make a Newspaper“. Hurrah!
As part of this, we’re shutting down the old version of ARTHR, now known as ARTHR Classic. This post details how the shutdown will work, and if you’re still using it, important dates to finish your work by.
As of today you can still make a paper in ARTHR Classic, but it’s not recommended unless you have a good reason. If you do, we’d like to hear about it, so we can see how the new version of ARTHR might meet your needs.
Barring any problems, on 18th March, we’ll stop people being able to make new newspapers in ARTHR Classic. If you’ve already started one before then, it’ll still be editable.
Then, on 1st April, we’ll stop people being able to edit newspapers in ARTHR Classic, and the tool will disappear from the site. On that date your newspaper will be converted to a PDF on our site, and you’ll be able to download the contents as a PDF, InDesign document or a ZIP file containing the stories and pictures.
If you’re working on a paper in ARTHR Classic you’ll need to finish and order it before then. Unfortunately it’s not possible to automatically move your paper from ARTHR Classic to the new version of ARTHR as the structure of the document is significantly different.
If any of that causes you a problem, please let us know and we’ll do our best to help out.
Monday, December 24th 2012
Here’s a reminder about our festive opening times
We’ll be closed on the following dates:
- Monday 24 December 2012 – closing at 12pm
- Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December 2011 – closed
- Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January 2012 – closed
This means that over the holidays the print days are:
- Thursday 27 December 2012
- Thursday 3 January 2013
After that everything is back to normal – printing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 5th 2012
Tough Crowd brochures (mini newspapers) – photo by Sam Witney
Tough Crowd is a new exhibition of portraits by photographer by Dave Brown. When not taking photos, Dave is known to don a gorilla suit and masquerade as Bollo in The Mighty Boosh. So these aren’t any old portraits but atmospheric, low-key photos of some of comedy’s famous faces. Here are some great photos of the opening by Sam Witney.
Noel Fielding and Dave Brown – photo by Sam Witney
The exhibition is in aid of Afrikids, a UK charity which helps children in Ghana. Dave is an ambassador for the charity and his photos from Africa are also on display. Prints are for sale, as is the exhibition catalogue, a delightful newspaper mini.
Tough Crowd is on at The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP until 15 December 2012.