Print Ready Requirements

Provide JPG files only with 300 DPI/PPI.

DPI (Dots Per Inch) or as some might call PPI (Points Per Inch) refers to the number of pixels within an inch. Think of this as the density of an object. The higher the DPI, the more pixels there are in every inch of the object and the higher resolution/quality the image will be. When exporting your artwork from a design tool like photoshop or InDesign, make sure the image dimensions is close to the final print dimensions and that you submit JPG files that are 300 DPI.

What happens when the image is not 300 DPI? The number of pixels within a given inch stretch apart and the result is a lower resolution image. Check out the video below to learn how to export your image.

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JPG artwork only with 0.125″ bleed.

In the printing industry, bleed refers to the area around the perimeter of the image that is trimmed off during the production phase. This area has a width of 0.125 inches. Be sure that there is no dialogue bubbles or any other important content on the edges of your art, because it will be trimmed off if it is within the 0.125″ trim area.

Do Not, under any circumstances, add a white or black border around your image to try to push content inside. If the white border width is greater than the bleed width (0.125″) there will be a white outline in the final product. Click on the link below to learn more.

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Do not crop double page spreads yourself.

If you have pages in your comic or graphic novel that are crossovers/spreads like the image on the right, it would be much easier if you let us do the cropping for you. Just hand us the double page spread in one file with the bleed around the perimeter and we will make sure it is right every time.

CMYK color profile only.

There are two color modes that most people use. RGB and CMYK. RGB color profiles are typically used for images in the digital space such as websites or social media. CMYK color profiles are used for print. The range and blend of colors that CMYK can render to our eyes is different than RGB. If an image with an RGB color profile is printed, it will appear drastically different than the same image printed in CMYK.

To learn how to convert your artwork to CMYK color profile, click on the link below.

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