Printing paper for a comic - what's a good choice?

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Printing paper for a comic - what's a good choice?

Postby LordGaz on Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:38 pm

So, what do you guys? As you guys might've seen in the Sequentials forum recently, I've posted a new comic called "Sky High" that I've worked on in the past 14 weeks or so, and I'm planning on printing that out as a book for my Fine Arts final major. Now, I've been to the printing centre at COFA, and they don't supply the type of paper that I'm after, ie. the paper that you get in your regular comics. What sort of paper do you guys use, those that's done it at home or professionally? Where can I source it? It will be running through a laser printer, and I'm running out of time now because I have to send it to print by Friday to get it on Monday.
Stupid me didn't think ahead and ask about this before a week from assessment, so if you guys can help me out.....YOU ROCK! (and I can give you a sneak peek of the comic as a prize!!!! Yeeeeeeeah.......)
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Postby Egofreaky on Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:48 pm

The paper to use depends entirely on how the printer you're using prints.
You're going to need different paper depending on whether it's ink jet, electrostasis, plate press, laser, or tone.
Considering you're printing it yourself, plates are definitely out, but that still ;eaves the other 5 potentials.
What machine are you using to print your comic with? Preferably model number as well if you can find out... For instance, saying "a photocopier" is really unhelpful, because there are still potentially three different ways that a photocopier can print, depending on what type it is (technically four, but it's really unlikely that there's a Gen-3 or a Docupress CBM where you're going)
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Re: Printing paper for a comic - what's a good choice?

Postby jecolsomy on Tue May 10, 2011 3:08 pm

The comics are to some extent rooted in tradition. The way a comic book feels in your hands, colors, and even the type of paper used on a traditional comic book is important.If you want to publish a traditional first comic, you have to understand what makes a comic book.
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Re: Printing paper for a comic - what's a good choice?

Postby jecolsomy on Tue May 10, 2011 3:11 pm

Eco Graphics are short term specialists.High print quality printing paper or recycled paper sustainable, providing many layers of paper for printing flyers for all low cost advertising for your needs.The process digital printing requires no plates print so there is less time and money involved setting up a file to print.
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