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    Post Does anyone know a good book about printing?

    Sorry if this part of the forum is inappropriate for this kind of question, but can anyone recommend a book that explains the ins and outs of printing and producing comics for print?

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    comixology. they handle such things I gather.

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    Hey

    Thanks for the tip. Site looks great, but I was more looking for a book that tells you indepth about channels, cmyk printing process, making comics for newspapers and such. Have gotten a deal with a newspaper to publish a comic for 2 months and would like to get to know the printing process as well as possible.

    Do you know if they have published books that may contain this? Their home page looked more like a landing page for a comic book community. Didn't see any literature or tutorials for sale.

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    http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main...roducts_id=323

    this is for comicbooks.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dc-Comics-Guid...4227472&sr=1-1

    so's this, but coloring is colorin, except you may need to ask your editor about the how's of their color conversion and how they want the files sent. That they should know.

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    Thanks

    Looks great. Thanks a lot

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    There are very few general truths to printing. Well, no, actually, there are plenty of truths, but not everybody knows or even cares about them. And, just because -you've- read a book about how to do things the right way, doesn't mean your client has. And the client is the guy who puts your stuff to print. So, you not only need to know the general truths, you need to know the local realities. Get in touch with the paper's layout department, and ask them how they want your strip delivered. If you're lucky, they might even have a PS action for you.

    If they've laid off their layout department, or it consists of the same guy who washes the floors, just remember to stay away from CMYK Black for your lineart. It's only used for type, and will look grey on the page. Go for a rich black. And, until you've figured out how things actually look in print, be careful with anti-aliasing, gradations aaand strong colors.

    Good luck, and congrats!

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