43 magazine

stochastic printing

details of 43 magazine on the left, and another skateboard magazine on the right, to show the difference between stochastic and traditional screen, offset printing.

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on our about page, we mention that 43 is printed offset, sheet-fed, and stochastic. we thought it was time to explain what this means, since we’re always excited about it.

most skateboard magazines are printed on a web-fed press, which basically means the paper is fed from a roll into the printing area. as compared to a sheet-fed press, a web-fed press typically limits the quality of paper usable, as well as the size of the ink droplets making images.

with traditional screening, ink drops hit the paper in a rosette pattern, with relatively large drops of ink, and therefore less dots per inch – a lower resolution.

with stochastic printing, the drops of ink hit the paper in a randomized pattern, similar to a photograph, and with much smaller drops of ink, 10-20 micron, allowing more dots per inch, achieving a high resolution image.

the images above are details of 43 and another skateboard magazine, showing what the difference between stochastic and traditional screen printing looks like. the bottom 2 images show how much magnification is needed to even see the ink dots in 43.

you won’t see this much magnification with your eyes, but the difference in print quality is easily noticeable, and now you can understand how and why.

seconds, grey, 43 issue 003

we recently added to our online store:

seconds magazine – new zealand – issue 05
grey skate mag – volume 02 issue 06
43 magazine – back issue – issue 003 – a new york city issue

we just received 75 copies of 43 003 back in stock from our printer! this all new york city issue has been our most sought after issue, and has been sold out pretty much since it came out. this is the last chance to get one!

click here to see more info and preview images, and to order some!

for charlie hebdo and the freedom of expression

in the interest of freedom of press and speech, please take a few moments to reflect on the recent assault on charlie hebdo in paris. with the concept of raising awareness at the core of 43′s mission, it is important for us to recognize this was an attack on all media, publishing, and forms of expression.

thank you.

43 005 pre-order

43 005 is now available for pre-order!

order before sat nov 15, 2014 to have it ship straight from the press in mid dec 2014.

43 supports local skateboard shops around the world and the culture they create.
call your shop, let them know what you’re looking for,
and buy from them to save on shipping.
purchase online if they won’t order it.

contact us for wholesale inquiries.

back issues of 43 from lamina

our distributor in finland has back issues of 43 in stock!
this must be the only place in the world to have the 1st 3 issues.
lamina.fi/en/brands/Skateboard%20magazine
they will ship anywhere.

43 004 pre-order

(originally posted feb 18, 2014)

43 004 is now available for pre-order!

order before thurs mar 20, 2014 to have it ship straight from the press apr 2014.

43 supports local skateboard shops around the world and the culture they create.
call your shop, let them know what you’re looking for,
and buy from them to save on shipping.
purchase online if they won’t order it.

contact us for wholesale inquiries.

stoops magazine

eby ghafarian is launching an all new york city skateboard magazine, quite frankly because it would be too awesome not to. actually it’s kind of insane that it hasn’t already existed for decades. 43 issue 003, our all new york city issue, is just a taste of what stoops will be. there is a full spectrum of influential talent, projects, and potential in new york skateboarding that 43, or any other magazine, could only scratch the surface of. sure, we have various local video projects, and they’re amazing, but to be honest it’s kind of a tragedy that so little of it is photographed and displayed. the most photographed city in the world has one of the most unexposed skate scenes.

stoops is crowd funding for a reader supported first issue. you may have heard that kickstarter can be a place for indistinctive projects that don’t serve a purpose, need, or audience other than the project starter, this is obviously not the case with what stoops is offering for our community. especially if you are a skateboarder in new york, it would be a disservice to not contribute.

check it out and spread the word!


rob gonyon – frontside nosegrind – the bronx – by allen ying

 


matt mooney – wall street – by eby ghafarian


click for full kickstarter page

new fluff and grey skate mags

we’re extremely excited to offer 2 unique independent skateboard magazines from europe for our north american friends:

fluff – got issues 20
from the netherlands, their 20th issue is actually 8 zines put together.

grey – volume 02 issue 02
from london, this issue featuring an aaron herrington interview.

check store.43magazine.com to see more previews, info, and to order a copy!