We hit downtown Portland for press checks and some heavy duty reconnaissance.
The smell of ink and paper is always a comfort. A sign of an industry that’s still viable. Still relevant, even in today’s crazy and increasingly digital age. The anticipation of another press check (but this time in downtown Portland and for issue iii-still can’t believe it, issue iii already?!) was enough to keep art director Ara Laylo up nights. We were there at press check to ensure the quality and tone of our magazine is to our liking. We sifted through page after page of the mag, adjusting color and registration. It can be a grueling process, but our pre-press mechanics blazed through our forms with an efficient expertise, making for a painless process.