Friday, October 28th 2016
Here’s a note of our holiday opening times this year. Please plan ahead if you need anything for late December/early January as printing and delivery can take longer over the holiday period.
Last print dates
Tuesday 13 December 2016 – last date for Christmas delivery overseas
Monday 19 December 2016 – last date for Christmas delivery to UK (except digital minis – last print date on 15 December)
Thursday 29 December 2016 – last print date of 2016
We’re open and printing every day except:
Christmas opening times
Friday 23 December – no print run, closing at 12pm
Monday 26 December 2016 – closed
Tuesday 27 December 2016 – closed
New Year opening times
Friday 30 December 2016 – no print run, closing at 12pm
Monday 2 January 2017 – closed
Tuesday 3 January 2017 – back to normal schedule!
If you have any questions about these dates please get in touch. We’ll be happy to work something out for you if we can.
Pictured above: Ho Ho Ho by Cai and Kyn.
Tuesday, September 20th 2016
Pick up a Newspaper Club printing voucher at Cass Art Student Day
We’re celebrating the start of a new academic year by partnering with Cass Art, the UK’s leading independent art supply store and purveyors of our favourite back-to-school staples.
Shiny sharpeners? Clothbound sketchbooks? Origami paper for productive procrastination? They’ve got it all.
As part of #CassArtStudentDay, Cass Art is offering 20% off everything in their stores, plus goodie bags filled with top notch art materials (think Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Staedtler). We’ve popped a special student offer in there, too – because we want to fill this town with artists and newspapers.
It’s all free with every purchase over £20 – and the whole shebang kicks off tomorrow! Pick up your goodie bag (with a valid student ID) at a Cass Art Student Day near you:
Glasgow Student Day
Wednesday 21st September 2016 • 9am – 7pm
Find out more on the Glasgow Student Day Event Page
Birmingham Student Day
26th September 2016 • 9am – 8pm
Find out more on the Birmingham Student Day Event Page
Kingston Student Day
Tuesday 27 September • 9am – 7pm
Find out more on the Kingston Student Day Event Page
Bristol Student Day
Wednesday 28 September • 8am – 6pm
Brighton Student Day
Monday 3 October • 8:30am – 6:30pm
More dates to be announced soon – keep up with the action by following the hashtag #CassArtStudentDay.
You can also get a head start and order some free sample newspapers, so you’ll be all set to grab your goodie bag and get planning your next project.
Tuesday, August 23rd 2016
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.
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!
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.
Samples are free to order and fun to receive. Collect ’em all!
Tuesday, August 2nd 2016
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.
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.
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!
Monday, August 1st 2016
This summer, we’ve teamed up with Stack for a contest to help you make the leap into print.
Wednesday, June 22nd 2016
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 email@example.com with your feedback.
Wednesday, May 4th 2016
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 27th 2016
After 5 years of good service, we’ve decided to retire the old Newspaper Club logo and let our mascot (only ever known as “The Dude”) go to the great paper round in the sky. Choosing a new mascot was not a decision that was taken lightly, and we want to share some of the thought that went into it.
Ben told the story of the old logo when it was developed in 2009. Opinions were always mixed – some people loved it and others hated it. On a practical level, the details and mix of strong colours in our mascot made him difficult to scale and a challenge to print – especially on a newspaper.
After canvassing opinion, the consensus was that the paperboy idea worked, we just needed a new model. We approached D8 in Glasgow and asked them to create a paperboy with a simpler design, which was easier to adapt for different uses. We took inspiration from great character mascots like the BIC Boy, Mr. Minit, and MailChimp’s Freddie. We wanted our new paperboy to feel like he had a life of his own, and to use him in different ways across our website and printed materials.
The challenge was to create a figure with a personality that is simple and clear enough to work online and in print. We learned what we could from old posters and adverts (and had fun collecting them on a Pinterest board). Classic illustrators like Daphne Padden and Raymond Savignac do this so well with the delicate curve of a line. We studied their work to develop a friendly character with a minimal amount of detail.
After a few weeks of honing the design, we finally found our new paperboy. We’re pleased to introduce what we hope is a friendly new face for the company as we roll out some changes across our website. Thanks to the old joke, it wasn’t too difficult to find a name for him.
What do you call a paper boy? Russell.
Friday, October 23rd 2015
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.
Thursday, February 26th 2015
What we’re holding here is a very special publication. It’s the order that included our 7,000,000th newspaper printed to date! Big, big thanks to all who have printed with us over the years and special thanks (plus a box of treats) to Wash Design who created this classic tabloid for Lakes College. The paper will be distributed to thousands of homes around West Cumbria as part of a campaign to promote apprenticeships at Lakes College.