We understand that Comic Book Printing is the last step in a long creative process. At SLB Printing, we have helped artists & writers, professional and amateur, young and old, bring their creative dreams to life by producing their comic books on several types of paper and cover weight combinations. With our high speed digital and offset presses, we aim to achieve the highest printing quality possible for you. We are here to accommodate all standard sizes and we offer several printing and binding options. Call SLB today for your short run comic book printing needs.
Comic Book Printing can be done using either digital or offset printing processes. The decision of offset or digital printing depends on the amount of comic books you need and how much time you can allow for production. When you need short run of comic books with a quick turnaround, digital is your best choice. Offset printing is a great, cost effective solution for printing booklets in larger quantities.
Perfect binding is now available on comic books up to 8.5″ x 11″. We can perfect-bind books from 10 pages (5 sheets of paper) to 2 inches thick . We offer matte and gloss stock available in text and cover weights along with a 50# newsprint option if you’re looking for an old style appearance. Keep in mind, newsprint is not long lasting and will turn yellow with exposure to air and light.
Check out our YouTube Channel for more information on same day, short run, comic book printing. We know how tricky it can be to design a print ready file. When submitting your file to our pre-press staff, full color pages should be in CMYK format, images should be at least 300dpi, and should have a minimum 1/8″ bleed (see videos).
Download print-ready Booklet Templates here, standard booklet sizes are available in portrait and landscape formats.
Comic Book Size
Common sizes for comic books are 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and 6-5/8″ x 10-1/8″
Largest size comic book for digital production is 8-3/4″ x 12″, 40 page (saddle stitch)
Smaller sizes and custom sizes available.
Perfect binding available
Standard Production: Short run Comic Books in various sizes up to 40 pages are completed in 24 hours after proof approval. Call for current production times on comics over 40 pages. Longer run comic books up to 76 pages are produced in 7-10 work days
Same Day Production: When available, press ready artwork received and approved by 10 a.m. will be ready for pick up by 5 p.m. the same day. All short run digital production jobs ready to print after 10 a.m. will be ready for pick up the next work day by 4 p.m.
RUSH production: When available on short run digital jobs, press ready artwork received and approved in the store can be ready in 2 to 4 hours. (rush charges applicable)