Print your own graphic novel today
Webcomics became a booming trend on the internet in the past ten years or so. Budding and professional artists alike build their audiences on social media. One great way to monetize your new-found audience is by getting your comic printed.
How to get a comic book printed
Many artists find a lot of success selling print versions of their comics at comic conventions, in local comic shops, and through their online stores. In general, there’s two different types of comic book sizes: graphic novel (also known as a trade paperback) and a comic book.
A comic book a short, self-contained chapter or story with either a self-cover or cover stock cover. Comic books are saddle stitch bound and can come in full color or black and white. You can print any style of comic in a comic book, including 4-panel and manga. The pages will be printed with one page on each half of the paper, front and back, so your final file story must have a page count that is in multiples of 4. Since this format is rather short and has a simple binding method, it’s the perfect cheap comic printing solution.
A graphic novel is a self-contained story or collection of comic chapters that is book length. This format is suitable for any long-form comic, like manga or narrative-driven comics. Graphic novels are most commonly perfect bound. Since graphic novels are a larger collection of pages or stories, they tend to command a higher price at conventions.
To print your own graphic novel or comic book is a huge accomplishment. You want to ensure that the artwork you worked so hard on pops from the page and your readers are thrilled with the print quality. We will provide the right types of either offset or glossy paper to give your self-published comic a professional look.
Comic book printing services
We can print your illustrations with full color and bleeds and offer options to see a printed proof before production to ensure color and quality matching. Independent comic book printing is an exciting industry, and we try to offer affordable yet professional options for independent comics.
So, whether you’re an aspiring manga-ka or the creator of the next big superhero, we have the expertise to make your artwork shine.
The MMPrint.com Custom Comic Book Printing Difference
Free Ground Shipping
Being partners with UPS, FedEx, and USPS has its perks so we like to pass on our savings to you! We offer Free ground shipping on all orders within the contiguous United States and discounted rates on expedited shipping.
Hospitality level service meets printing expertise
With over 40 years of experience, we know a thing or two about exceeding our client’s expectations. Each project is assigned to your own print professional who will see your custom comic book printing through the print process and will be available to answer all of your printing questions.
Order what you need, not what the industry thinks you need
With our state of the art custom print shop, we can print any quantity! From 1 to 1,000,000 or anything in between.
Custom sizes and ideas with ease
Our expert print specialist can assist you with any of your custom printing needs whether it’s a size not listed or even a book in the shape of a printing press! We can do it.
Industry changing turnaround time
With our state of the art facility, we are able to complete most custom comic book jobs in 3-5 business days from proof approval (Contact your sales rep for estimated production time of your job). Need it faster? Most products qualify for one-day production! Ask your sales representative for more details.
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Sheets of paper are folded and bound with staples along the edge
Sheets are bound using double loop metal rings
A plastic coil is used to bind pages together
Inside sheets are glued into a thick cover creating a seamless bind
are generally printed with a gloss cover and uncoated pages on the inside. The gloss makes the vibrant colors on the cover pop while the uncoated pages make for a natural and classic style inside.
usually have a different feel from comics because they are closer to a traditional bound book. Most graphic novels have a thicker card stock cover and are printed on gloss or dull coated paper.
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Labels and Stickers
Comic Book Design Tips
Setting up a PDF for Print
Choose the correct Comic book template by selecting the appropriate size and format below.
These templates contain visual guides to help you create print-ready artwork that you can later upload to us for printing. If you need an estimate, please fill out the Estimate Request Form above.