Saturday, November 24, 2007

Linn’s Stamp Weekly changes format

Linn’s Stamp Weekly made some dramatic changes with its Nov. 19 issue.

Besides switching to a different type of press, a smaller magazine format, and a better quality paper; the publication now has color pictures throughout. Previously color was limited to four to six pages.

According to Michael Baadke in The Editor’s Column, “…now when one of our writers describes an stamp that is green and red, the picture you’ll see will show the green and red, not shades of black and gray. With full color capabilities, we’ll be able to illustrate some of the subtlest differences in classic and modern stamps."

Baadke also writes, “In some ways, Linn’s was a victim of circumstance when all this began, Postage rates were going up and our printing press was wearing down. The solution to both problems meant recreating Linn’s physically, while keeping the same quality and feature writing that our readers enjoy and have come to know."
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posted by Don Schilling at 9:40 AM