Heidelberg Press // Printing of  RW1

Heidelberg Press // Printing of RW1

Heidelberg Press // Printing of RW1

Heidelberg Press // Printing of RW1

Staring at the huge Heidelberg lithographic machines as paper whirled through the presses was hypnotising. The mechanical clanking that was hard to hear over, the smell of the paper and inks; the presses were longer than a bus with an individual press for each of the four colours, using aluminium plates to give a beautiful print quality. Seeing the large uncut sheets of printed paper float down at the end of the process was almost magical. This was what independent magazines was all about.

All the Run Wild issues have used uncoated FSC paper, as cheaper stock alternatives can easily include illegally-logged wood that destroy habitats and laminated paper usually uses plastics. Since the second issue, we’ve paid a premium to use post-consumer recycled paper to support the idea of closed-loop systems and our current printers are amazing; using renewable energy, vegetable inks, reducing water use to a minimum and recycling 99% of their waste.

Staring at the huge Heidelberg lithographic machines as paper whirled through the presses was hypnotising. The mechanical clanking that was hard to hear over, the smell of the paper and inks; the presses were longer than a bus with an individual press for each of the four colours, using aluminium plates to give a beautiful print quality. Seeing the large uncut sheets of printed paper float down at the end of the process was almost magical. This was what independent magazines was all about.

All the Run Wild issues have used uncoated FSC paper, as cheaper stock alternatives can easily include illegally-logged wood that destroy habitats and laminated paper usually uses plastics. Since the second issue, we’ve paid a premium to use post-consumer recycled paper to support the idea of closed-loop systems and our current printers are amazing; using renewable energy, vegetable inks, reducing water use to a minimum and recycling 99% of their waste.

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RW4, out in September,  is being put together under lockdown relying almost entirely on the personal travels of contributors in their local areas and the recent past – yes, a travel adventure magazine with a minimal environmental footprint. Producing a magazine is a resource heavy process so we’ve chosen a compact size to use less paper and to have a lower carbon footprint when sending: with plastic-free, recycled cardboard packaging and even recycled paper tape. We’re making the print run carbon neutral by investing in forest protection in Brazil – this project chosen as it links with one of our articles in the RW4 issue about the Amazon. 

Eco-tourism is so important for many fragile areas of the world which rely on visitor income to support environmental projects and protect national parks so the upcoming issue RW4 looks at four places in the world where tourism is essential as we explore slower travel. We’re also including articles looking at areas of the UK and Europe where overland escapes are easy to access by train – taking you to stunning mountainous areas and beautiful places where adventures find you.

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Carsten // Editor

RW4, out in September, is being put together under lockdown relying almost entirely on the past personal travels of contributors – yes, a travel adventure magazine with a minimal environmental footprint. Producing a magazine is a resource heavy process so we’ve chosen a compact size to use less paper and to have a lower carbon footprint when sending: with plastic-free, recycled cardboard packaging and even recycled paper tape. We’re making the print run carbon neutral by investing in forest protection in Brazil – this project chosen as it links with one of our articles in the RW4 issue about the Amazon. 

Eco-tourism is so important for many fragile areas of the world which rely on visitor income to support environmental projects and protect national parks so the upcoming issue RW4 looks at four places in the world where tourism is essential as we explore slower travel. We’re also including articles looking at areas of the UK and Europe where overland escapes are easy to access by train – taking you to stunning mountainous areas and beautiful places where adventures find you.

Sign-up to our monthly newsletter to find out more.

Carsten // Editor

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