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What does a typical news-paper look like?

Typically, newspapers are a front and back printed page stuffed with either blank or printed filler.  They can be a range of sizes, usually  falling in the broadsheet or tabloid category.

 

What are your papers made of?

 

    Newspapers are made of 30lb. newsprint paper.

 

Generic papers vs. Custom papers?

 

    Generic papers have the masthead, date and local of your choosing without any other custom content.  With a custom paper you can specify a headline and photo in addition to the masthead, date and local.  You are welcome to specify any more detail that you may need, including sub-headline, copy, back page content, etc.  The cost on papers will increase depending on the extent of the customization.

 

Can I get my paper in color or only b&w?

 

    You can certainly get your paper printed in either color or black and white.  Color papers will cost more depending on the amount of color.

 

What is the largest paper you can make?

 

    On newsprint, I am able to print up to 23” x 34”,  which is large enough to span the gamut of newspaper sizes, even theatrically large papers.

Can I order just one paper?

 

    You can absolutely order just one newspaper.  Unlike many newspaper presses, I specialize in single and short runs.  I have the ability to print as many or as few newspapers as you need.   

 

I am on a tight budget, can I afford your newspapers?

 

    I try very hard to work within smaller budgets.  I have a background in store-front theatre and understand the budget constraints.  If you let me know what you are able to spend we can creatively figure out a way to utilize Prop Papers.

 

How quickly can you make a newspaper?

 

   I can usually get a newspaper made in a couple days, so including time-in-transit, typically you would receive an order in 7-10 business days.  However, it will ultimately depend on how much customiz-ation there is, how many you need and what other projects I have lined up.

 

How much does shipping cost?

 

    Shipping and handling starts at $7.95.  Price will increase with orders over 1Lb. or about 2 full newspapers.  I ship USPS priority mail.  Expedited options are also available.

 

How do I pay you?

 

    Once we have discussed your order and we have settled on cost, I will send out an invoice and you can securely pay with a credit/ debit card or PayPal account directly online.  I do not take over the phone payments or credit card information thru email.

Will you print an existing file if I have it already created?

 

    I can certainly print pre-existing files.  This is a good option for someone on a tighter budget since you will only be paying for printing and assembly.

 

Do you make anything other than newspapers?

 

    Indeed.  I make all sorts of custom paper props.  My background is in prop making, so I can create just about anything you are looking for.  I have done book covers, pamphlets, magazines, prop currency, documents of all sorts, prop checks, envelopes, menus, bottle labels, food packaging, food labels, posters, large scenic printed pieces and more.  Send me an email to inquire.

 

Do you make newspapers for weddings?

 

    I do!  Looking for a beautiful piece for every place setting?  I can make bite sized newspapers that will make your wedding guests swoon.  Fully customizable with your pictures and text.  Or, use a full sized paper for your wedding photo shoot.  They are great for announcements, too.  Inquire 

away!

 

Have any other questions?  Send me an email and I’ll be happy to answer!  julia@proppapers.com

*Check out this helpful Visual Newspaper Guide for more information on vocabulary, layout and sizing. 

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