A word on lead times

Hello hello! (Hello.) It’s all gone a bit Lionel Richie… So, how long will your comics take to print? Good question. Here’s something of an answer. It’s generalised, of course, so don’t take it as gospel. There are some caveats

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Office Closure: June 11th – 30th

Afternoon all, all afternoon, A little advance warning for those working towards a mid-June deadline: the office will be closed from 3pm June 11th until 10am June 30th 2015. For mysterious reasons. Reasons you couldn’t begin to fathom. TERRIFYING REASONS.

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The Art of Crowdfunding (Part 1): Planning

Over the next couple of posts, with the help of some of our lovely customers, we’re going to be taking a look at crowdfunding your comic. We’ve briefly touched on the benefits of kickstarter to creators before now, but in

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FAO Existing Customers – Changes to 120GSM Uncoated UPDATED

Hello existing customers! You’re looking great. Have you lost weight or something? Got a new haircut? It suits you. Very spiffy. As you know, a lot of the interior pages of comics we print are on a 120GSM Uncoated paper.

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A word on VAT and the VATMESS

The whole point of this post is to get you to click on this link so you can join the attempt to stop a poorly-designed piece of legislation damaging small businesses and creators. Don’t feel like you need to read

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How much does it cost to print a comic?

Today in our ongoing series “Questions which should have a simple answer, but do not have a simple answer and actually could do with a blog post of tips and hints” I’ll be looking at the cost of printing comics,

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What won’t you print?

Oh, before I begin. Comments & feedback are of course encouraged… We’re occasionally asked if there’s anything we won’t print. It’s a very tricky question to answer; we’re not editors, we’re not critics, and we’re not your mum, so the

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On Bleeds and Clearance

Are you bleeding? You’re not? Well you should be. And by the end of this article, you will be. Welcome to the post! What in the name of Sam Hill are you talking about? One of the first things we

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Printing monotone line art: Cleaning your edges

We’re currently working on a job for NANIIEBIM, which is fun. One of the things that we’ve found working with this particular creator is that they’re very keen that all their comic line art is as sharp edged as is

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