Production question about the magazine

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Production question about the magazine

Postby John Lovick » July 21st, 2012, 6:08 pm

This is a question for Richard. Something I've been curious about for a while and receiving the latest issue in the mail today reminded me.

Why are the first 3 (and last 3, of course) pages of the magazine of heavier stock than the cover? I can understand the outer few pages being of heavier stock, but for that to not include the cover seems odd.

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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 21st, 2012, 7:47 pm

There is an 8-page form that is printed on heavier stock: it includes the front four and last four sheets of the magazine. The cover is on the heavier stock.
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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby John Lovick » July 22nd, 2012, 3:24 am

Interesting. For whatever reason, the cover ALWAYS seems to be lighter stock than those other 3 pages. Don't know why that is. Some sort of tactile illusion, perhaps.

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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 22nd, 2012, 2:37 pm

It may feel heavier or lighter depending upon the amount of ink. Lots of ink literally makes the paper feel heavier.
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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby Q. Kumber » July 22nd, 2012, 6:16 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:It may feel heavier or lighter depending upon the amount of ink. Lots of ink literally makes the paper feel heavier.


What Richard really means is the amount of Higgs boson particles that affect the mass of ink on the paper, thereby altering its density.

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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 22nd, 2012, 7:25 pm

Quentin, I didn't know you were a scientist!
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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby Q. Kumber » July 22nd, 2012, 9:28 pm

I majored in B. S.

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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby John Bowden » July 23rd, 2012, 7:07 am

And mostly self taught.......................what an amazing guy.

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Re: Production question about the magazine

Postby Ian Kendall » July 23rd, 2012, 10:48 am

Must. Control. Fingers of Pedantry...


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