Printing Info & Specs
One of our favorite products to print are comic books. This special love stems from our co-founder’s background in collecting comics and interest in sequential art as a kid. Although Chris doesn’t live a life of illustration, he still feels an inner peace when printing works of our customers’ imaginations. Implementing numerous measures of quality control for these types of projects, we understand creators are not only selling artwork but are also representing themselves.
By default, we print comic books on glossy (coated) papers. If you prefer the matte (uncoated) stock, please visit our matte full-sized booklet page to learn more.
We advise that you also order a physical proof.
Our experts print 6.75" x 10.25" or 7" x 10.25" comic books in full bleed. We will preserve white margins present in the artwork. Booklets are half-folded sheets stitched together with professional-grade staples. Comic books can also be custom cut at various sizes in .25" intervals of the artist's choice.
We ask customers with strict deadlines to please speak with a Printkeg customer service representative, so we can work closely together to stay on schedule. Please provide a deadline date in the messages field on the above form as well, if possible.
Most projects require five business days.
To ensure the best quality printing, we always recommend new customers order a physical proof for all comic book printing. Since we cannot always guarantee 100% accuracy for orders requesting "no proof," being able to hold your book in your hand will eliminate any uncertainty. Ordering a physical proof will add extra time to your turnaround, as turnaround time begins at the time of approval of proof.
A digital proof might be a better option for customers pressed for time, but this will usually add one extra day to the turnaround time. Please let us know in the "Messages / Deadlines" area above if a digital proof is needed. Also, please note any hard deadlines, if applicable.
We always check the file for quality, resolution, and bleed to ensure a quality print. However, if you do not request a physical proof, we cannot guarantee everything is as you intend.
Please upload comic book art on this page unless you are sending multiple files or files that are very large. We prefer one multi-paged PDF file, but it is not a requirement. Separated files or larger files should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered via third party storage app such as Dropbox.
Please turn art in as a multi-page document with .25” bleed area. The key to well printed comic books is providing ample bleed or trim area (keep key text and images far away from the edge).
Some clients also submit multi-page documents in spread format. This format is an acceptable method that is sometimes preferable depending on the artwork; however, it is not necessary or required.
We prefer comic books to be turned in as multi-page files with a .25” bleed area. Some customers find it easier to submit pages individually and numbered. Please name the cover page 1.jpg or 1.pdf.
"The prints looked fantastic. I'll be hopefully doing many more with you in the future. Also going to recommend you to a bunch of people. The Kickstarter comic book community needs to know what amazing work you do." - Charlie
Shipping Comic Books
Comic books are shrink-wrapped in organized stacks of varying sizes depending on the order quantity and box size. Our shipping department will add bubble wrap for extra protection. There are no invoices inserted inside shipments.