Even though magazines aren’t exactly “dead” like some predicted they would be by this time when making projects a decade ago, they’re just not the same as they were when I was a kid.
I remember when I bought subscriptions to guitar magazines in middle school and the excitement I had whenever one would arrive in the mail.
Nowadays when I look at a guitar magazine it’s not even pretending to be anything other than a book of advertisements. Don’t get me wrong, that has been the focus of print media for decades. Otherwise without the advertisements, the cost of the magazine alone would never provide the owners with enough revenue to keep the operation afloat. Aside from music magazines, the other magazines I loved to purchase when I could find them were the cannabis related magazines. It was always a treat to find a magazine with phenomenally detailed images of cannabis flower products and hashish. Back then the technique for making hash rosin had yet to be developed. To make rosin, you take hashish and press it with heat and high pressure. Usually a filter bag with a small micron level is used to filter the plant matter in the hashish to allow the oils, or rosin, to flow out of the bag and onto the collection paper. You’re left with a much more potent and concentrated form of hashish that is a full melt product by nature. However, you can do the same thing with cannabis flower products and end up with a flower rosin product instead. The only difference between hash rosin and flower rosin is the starting material. Both utilize filter bags, although one might use a small micron level on hash opposed to cannabis flower products.