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Comic Book Printing

Comic Book Printing

  • Cost-cutting 40% compared with your local printer
  • Different paper options, binding options, and surface options
  • Free comic book cover template and artwork checking
  • One week production time for softcover comic book printing

We have immense experience in providing stellar comic book printing services for artists, comic creators, and self-publishers. Owing to the quality printed products, which we provide, along with the quality paper, professional customer services and cheap prices that we have to offer, more and more artists, comic creators and self-publishers ask us to print their comic books.

Comics are hugely popular with youngsters and adults alike, owing to the wide popularity and love that comic book characters enjoy. The fan base that these comic book characters have is huge. Many artists and comic creators choose to print and publish comic books one after the other, thereby creating a proper comic series. Therefore, we also provide services for collecting a series of comic books for printing and pack them together with the help of a case. 

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Comic Book Sizes 

The popular comic book sizes are 7″ x 10″, 8″ x 10″, 6″ x 9″, 7.3″ x 11″, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8.5″ x 11″. In common, the comic book width is shorter than a regular book size. From the listed sizes you may find that comic book sizes are special than regular book sizes. Because the artists need to design the comic book according to the comic images and make the book looks special and creative. The custom comic book size can make their book stand out from other books. 


Printing Comic Books for Kickstarters and Self-Publishers

Many artists and self-publishers publish comic books on Kickstarter. It is a good method to decide how many comic books you may print. Before you do Kickstarter, you may contact our printing experts, we can give a discount for some Kickstarter projects. For comic book self-publishers, we also can help more with book design templates, free artwork checking, and printing suggestions. Let’s contact us

Besides printing comic books, we also print many other books for Kickstarter and self-publishers. They are graphic novel booksmanga, children’s bookscoffee table books, board books, and more. 

Comic Book Cover

The design of the book highlights the personality, and it is common for designers to design different comic book dimensions. We are an offset printer. Our prints are not limited by size, you can completely make the size of your own comic book. You also have more comic book cover choice. Different cover paper, different surface process. We provide a free cover template for you. 

Some artists like doing comic book sleeves. It is also available. Before you design the comic book sleeves, tell us the comic book size. We can do the template for you. It is free. 

Finally, when you design the full-color cover artwork, please contact us to calculate the book spine thickness. Tell us the book size, interior paper, and interior page count. The spine thickness is the area between the front and the back covers. Please make sure the texts or logos on the spine are shorter than spine thickness, by at least 2mm and center graphics are used in the middle of the spine. 

Comic Book Sample Specifications

  • Comic book size is 7.3″ x 11″. We also do customized comic book dimensions for choice. 
  • Book printing: Full color CMYK offset printing
  • Cover paper: 250gsm gloss art paper with 110mm flap on front cover and back cover
  • Comic book cover surface: Matte lamination and spot UV
  • Interior paper: 105gsm gloss art paper
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Binding: Sewing and perfect binding
Comic Book Printing Cost

Comic Book Design Tips

At first, in order to print a comic book, you need to keep in mind that a comic book is usually filled with pictures on every page. When creating your layout, be sure to keep 3mm bleed on the top, bottom, left and right in all pages. A 3mm bleed will be cut after binding. Having pictures within the bleed will get them clipped. Hence, ensure that the layout is created according to the aforementioned specifications so as to avert such a situation.

Secondly, pictures used in comic books are designed by a variety of software. Please provide a vector PDF file for texts that require printing. If vector files are not available, the artwork must be of high resolution. They should be of at least 300dpi. We would not be able to resize or print low-quality images without destroying the image quality.

Last, if a picture requires being across two pages, be sure to not put the character’s face or other important details at the connecting area of the two pages. The binding will make the graphics look distorted.


Paper and Binding Tips

We have a lot of paper options, which you can choose from for stock. Many comic book publishers prefer to use thinner paper for inner pages. We suggest using at least 80gsm or 105gsm gloss art or matte art paper. In addition, we also suggest you finish the book with a sewn and perfect binding. This type of binding allows the picture to go over two pages to have better visibility.

Secondly, you may add one end sheet between the front cover and interior pages. In common, this end sheet is 140gsm offset paper. You may sign something on it for your fans. 

Next, if the comic book is less than 56 pages, we suggest finishing with a saddle stitch. It is economical and great for lower budgets.

Finally, we also provide services for hardcover comic books. Please contact our printing specialists for more details. Tell us the specifications and our designer will create a hardcover comic book cover template for you to design upon. For hardcover artwork, you need to have an estimated 20mm space for wrapping on the hardcover board, which is going to be used. It is important to keep this space. It is similar to the book interior bleed. 


Copyright Protects

We have a book printing license and exporting license in China. We guarantee to protect your book’s copyright.

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