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On the benefits of self cover

Hello hello. Welcome to 2017 (it is 2017 when I am writing this. Your mileage may vary.) Right then. Self cover. What is it, and why should you care? What does self cover mean? It’s one of those jargon things

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Small Press Day – 9th July 2016

Heard about Small Press Day 2016? Like George Washington, it’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming. Unlike George Washington, you have nothing to fear from it. It’s going to be awesome. Here at CPUK we’ve not been asked officially to be

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Production: Explaining the quote form

Morning all, all morning. It’s Thursday (or at least it is when I’m writing this, your mileage may vary), and we have a question that’s been put to us in the comments by Cos. Cos would like to know what

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A note to students (and short runners)

Hi students! It’s coming up on that time of year when lots of you suddenly show up in the inbox looking to get comics printed for coursework and the like, so I thought it might be nice for you to

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Production: Bindings, bindings bindings!

Yer man Michael Phoenix (@mphoenixuk) asks a question about binding options. It’s a good question. I like it. I’m gonna talk about it. For the purposes of commercial comic printing there are three main types of binding. They are, in

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Process: Getting your comic printed.

You know what this site is missing? A blog post on the process of getting your comics printed. That’s what it’s missing. That seems like something that needs fixing. Step one – Get a quote. Yeah, it’s that bit of

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A visual guide to page scaling.

Two posts in one day. Blimey. Don’t get used to this kind of thing, you guys… Following on from the last couple of posts on the subject of scaling a wild question appears (courtesy of @RobinPierce and ‏@MD_Doodles – thanking

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In praise of the UK Standard size

Following on from our earlier discussion of drawing in scale for print (which was just riveting…) let’s talk a little bit about another peculiarity of printing in the UK, and why you might want to consider the UK Standard size

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On drawing in scale for print

Hello all, happy new year! (Is it too late to say that? It’s mid-January. It’s probably too late to say that.) An interesting question this morning from one Rik Jackson on the topic of drawing to scale. It’s actually a

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It was Christmas Eve again. In the drunk tank…

Christmas time… Mistletoe and, if the rumours are to be believed, also wine. A big guy in red is gonna break into your house and leave stuff there. And you’re going to be pleased about it. Christmas is weird, is

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