Comic Book Printing

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Comic Book Printing Cost

One of the most versatile products around, saddle-stitched/stapled booklets can be used for brochures, catalogues, price lists, newsletters and magazines to name a few!

  • Mix and match covers and inner pages
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Highest quality printing guaranteed!
  • Generally VAT Zero rated
  • Saddle-stitched for sharper spine
  • 3-edge trimmed for a neater finish
  • Up to 72 pages available online
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FREE File-check for 10 common print problems
NEXT DAY Dispatch option available
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Comic Book Printing Information

Comic Book Printing UK

Flexpress supports independent comic book creators and established publishers alike. We simply want to share in the artistry and ingenuity of producing a great comic book. We suggest saddle stitch/stapled booklets or perfect bound books for printing comic books. You can get an instant online quote above.

For stapled booklets, we offer up to 72 pages for online printing and we offer On Demand publishing for Perfect Bound books. We have a range of environmentally friendly materials to choose from for both of these binding types. Whatever your pop preference, we offer professional, specialist advice.

Comic Book Printing – Prepress

Whether or not you request a proof, all supplied artwork files undertake our rigorous 10 point file check free of charge to ensure your printed comic book turns out exactly as you intend. Files are automatically imposed ready for printing in the most effective way to minimise waste.

Comic Book Printing Sizes

Our stapled booklets (saddle stitched) as well as perfect bound books are available in most popular sizes, please see available sizes below.

Saddle Stitched / Stapled Comic Book Printing is offered in the 5 most popular stapled formats:

Size Width Height
A4 Stapled Comic Book 210mm 297mm
A5 Stapled Comic Book 148mm 210mm
Square Stapled Comic Book 210mm 210mm
1/3 A4 Stapled Comic Book 99mm 210mm
A6 Stapled Comic Book 105mm 148mm
See stapled booklet printing

Note that with regards to stapled booklets when specifying landscape booklets in either A6 or DL sizes only, the maximum thickness of booklet we can produce is 3mm. Additionally, due to being unable to get the stitching heads in such close proximity, A6 landscape booklets will be stitched with one centre staple only. If in doubt please contact us prior to placing your order.

Our PUR Perfect Bound Comic Book / Graphic Novel Printing is offered in the popular US & UK formats from A4, A5, Square, and Crown Quatro to Pinched Crown, Royal, Demi and B format (US and UK):

Size Width Height
A4 Comic Book Printing – Perfect Bound 210mm 297mm
Square Comic Book Printing – Perfect Bound 210mm 210mm
A5 Comic Book Printing -Perfect Bound 148mm 210mm
B5 Comic Book Printing -Perfect Bound 250mm 176mm
Crown Quarto Comic Book Printing – Perfect Bound 246mm 189mm
Pinched Crown Quarto Comic Book Printing – Perfect Bound 258mm 171mm
Royal Comic Book Printing -Perfect Bound 234mm 156mm
Demy Comic Book Printing – Perfect Bound 216mm 138mm
B Format US Comic Book Printing – Perfect Bound 203mm 127mm
B format UK Comic Book Printing – Perfect Bound 198mm 125mm
PUR Perfect Bound Printing

Comic Book Printing Material

With a wide range of gloss, silk and uncoated papers and boards at almost every weight to choose from, you can pick your preferred cover material and mix with your preferred inner pages to give you the exact choice to suit the requirements of your comic book / graphic novel print project.

High-Definition Comic Book Printing

Every comic book printed by Flexpress is printed using the finest technology available. You won’t receive any products printed on beefed-up photocopiers from us. We back everything with our total satisfaction guarantee. Our booklets are printed either lithographically using LED UV inks or using HP Indigo offset and Perfect Bound books are printed using either HP Indigo Offset or Lithographically, depending on number of pages and quantity. Whatever the job, this is arguably the finest printing digital technology available.

Precision Comic Book Finishing

Our automated Stitchliner booklet making system turns flat sheets into professionally finished booklets. The system uses an ingenious scoring device to score the pages before folding and stitching to ensure a sharp spine that stays flatter. Each booklet is then automatically machine trimmed on all three edges before being packed in extra-strong, double-walled, unbranded cartons that will stand up to the rigours of national carriage.

Perfect Bound Books are trimmed down to the finished size using our precision three-knife book trimmer and similarly carefully packed in super-strong, double-walled corrugated boxes to withstand the rigours of carriage. All of our packaging: boxes, reinforced tape and void fill, is environmentally friendly and completely recyclable for your peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to print a comic book?

The cost of printing a comic book depends on a variety of factors including whether black and white or full colour printing is required, a hard or soft cover, the binding type (perfect bound or stapled), the desired format or size, the page type (silk, gloss or uncoated), the number of copies, and added or additional features such as raised spot UV and lamination. Our instant online quote makes it easy for first timers to get standard quotes and therefore structured guidance. Printing companies and publishers that have specific requirements, can easily get a tailored quote. Remember that comic book printing requires the specialised know-how of expert printing professionals like Flexpress. We are here to guide all our clients through the options and print possibilities. There is no need to be unsure, that’s why we are here.

What paper is the comic book printed on?

Comic book printing itself can be considered an artform, which has evolved over time. In terms of the type of paper used, contemporary printing uses thicker and better quality paper to ensure that comic books last, especially considering the worth of some comic collectibles. Printers such as Flexpress that specialise in this type of printing, have many paper options available for publishers and indie creators alike. Paper type depends on required format, budget, and whether full colour printing is desired. Full colour printing (and added features such as gloss and lamination) is more expensive as the paper used is heavier. Some comic books have self-covers where the same type of paper is used for the cover as the pages inside, while others have covers that can take more wear and tear or is more striking to draw attention. UV coating is often used to make the comic book even more durable and this coating is loved by those who take the storage of their comic books seriously. With a wide range of gloss, silk and uncoated papers and boards at almost every weight to choose from, our clients can pick and choose and mix and match inner pages and booklet covers. For Perfect Bound books, we have luxurious cover enhancement options available. Choose our extra thick spot UV gloss, a standard metallic foil or for a real classy look why not try our raised foil which is available in five striking metallic colours.

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Artwork Templates

Please select a template from the options below. Templates are available in Adobe InDesign, Adobe PDF and Adobe Illustrator formats.

Template ref: Landscape Business Card Template
Finished Size: 85mm x 55mm
Recommended Bleed: 3mm
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Template ref: Portrait Business Card Template
Finished Size: 55mm x 85mm
Recommended Bleed: 3mm
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File Set-up Information

We would always recommend using Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator to create your artwork, with the easiest way being to download one of our templates above and use that as your base. When exporting your file as a PDF, please ensure you select ‘Press Quality’ in the output settings, and ensure you have 3mm bleed and trim marks. We work to FOGRA39 colour standards too, so please ensure you are using that colour profile.