Britain’s biggest printer Polestar has produced the world’s largest magazine, with a size of 3.055×2.35m giving it a surface area of 7.18 metres. The magazine in question – Healthy – has now been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records, beating the previous marker of 6.96 metres. The 156pp magazine was printed at Polestar’s Sheffield site (the former steel town made famous in The Full Monty) and weighed in at 106kg. It took 14 hours to print, used 9.3 litres of ink, and is a recyclable replica of the August issue that hit the newstands. Nicola Murphy, chief executive of publisher River Group, says it took six months to establish whether the magazine could be made. “We knew that Polestar would find a way to do it,” she says.
River senior production manager Martin Black says: “It’s something we haven’t done before, tried before or even thought of before, so just trying to find out the logistics of it was quite nerve-wracking. “It feels great to be world record breakers. Not many people can lay claim to that, and it’s a great achievement for all of us.”
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