What you need in order to print. The List.
I wanted to make a sort of ...checklist, of things people might need before they print. Just in case they forget or overlook something. Any other suggestions/changes?
*Minimum 300DPI Resolution. 600DPI if your computer can handle it. Don't change the resolution on an image after you've drawn.
*Use a good template with proper bleed and cut areas.
*Your book needs both a front and back cover. The front cover usually contains the name and author.
*Use a font with italic and bold versions - do not use faux bold or italic. (http://www.blambot.com/
) Do not use the fonts THE FONT THAT SHOULD NOT BE NAMED or Papyrus.
*Do not flatten the original file; keep speech balloons, sound effects and type on separate layers (in case you wish to translate into another language).
*Work in CMYK or elect to have the printer convert to CMYK for you. Do not simply change an RGB file to CMYK, it will result in colour loss when printed.
*Use .PSD or .TIFF. JPG is not a print file.
*Before you print, you will need to create a press-ready PDF or InDesign file.
*Get an ISBN Number (US: https://www.myidentifiers.com/index.php?ci_id=1479
) if you want to sell in stores.
*Get a library of congress number (US).
*Include your copyright info and library number on a title page. ISBN goes on the back cover.
*If you are doing your own shipping, you will need backerboard and comic bags.