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Posted on Oct 14, 2016

Magazine Sized Double Page Spread

This template applies to all double page spreads for magazine-sized comics and magazine-sized paperbacks. Click the image above to download the template. Open the template in your image editing software (photoshop, illustrator, indesign, etc.). Build your comic page to the exact dimensions and specifications in the template. To double check the dimensions and specifications of the page you build you can paste the template as a layer on top of your page.  If all of your artwork that is intended to bleed off of the edges goes all the way to the edges of the template (the red area) while all of your relevant art, text, panel borders, captions, and word balloons are confined to the live area (light blue) then your page is in...

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Posted on Feb 25, 2015

Ka-Blam — For All Your Comics Printing Needs!

If you’re looking for short run comic book or paperback printing … then you’ve come to the right place.  Since 2006 we’ve shipped over 100,000 orders and printed more than 2 million comics! If you’re looking for pricing information just click the links in the header and you’ll be taken to our pricing calculators.  If you like what you see there then follow the directions to create an account and place your order.  It’s all very simple and intuitive and we’re here to help if you have any questions or concerns. We’ve got a FAQ and a Resources section as well to help you with the basics. You can download pre-formatted printing templates...

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Posted on Jul 27, 2010

The Ka-Blam Template Visual Guide!

I think of myself as a visual sort of guy.  I hardly ever read instructions and usually go right to the diagram. If “A” goes into “B” and there’s a few arrows showing me the way…I’m good to go! So with that in mind, (drum roll please) I offer the “Visual Guide to Using the Ka-Blam Template!” I’m going to focus on a cover image here because I noticed most people seem to be struggling with this particular issue. You can also apply this to your interior pages as well.  It’s all the same; just a different animal.  In the spirit of full disclosure and blatant self-publicity; I’m using one of my own creations, ELF `n Troll, (available at Indy Planet and Comicsmonkey)!  Don’t be a hater! Let’s start out with the Standard Comics Template (fig 1) and the Elf `n Troll cover, (fig 2). On the template, the blue area in the middle is the “Safe Zone”. This is where you keep all the important stuff such as...

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Posted on Apr 29, 2010

Ka-Blam Print Ad

This is a low resolution version of our Ka-Blam Print Advertisement. You can lower your printing costs by allowing us to purchase a full page ad in your comic. See the order form for...

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Posted on May 25, 2010

Standard Sized Double Page Spread Template

This template applies to all double page spreads for standard-sized comics and wraparound covers for standard sized comics. Click the image above to download the template. Open the template in your image editing software (photoshop, illustrator, indesign, etc.). Build your double page spread to the exact dimensions and specifications in the template. To double check the dimensions and specifications of the page you build you can paste the template as a layer on top of your page. If all of your artwork that is intended to bleed off of the edges goes all the way to the edges of the template (the red area) while all of your relevant art, text, panel borders, captions, and word balloons are confined to the live area (light blue) then your page is in...

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Posted on May 14, 2010

Magazine-Sized Page Template

This template applies to all pages for magazine-sized comics and magazine-sized paperbacks. Click the image above to download the template. Open the template in your image editing software (photoshop, illustrator, indesign, etc.). Build your comic page to the exact dimensions and specifications in the template. To double check the dimensions and specifications of the page you build you can paste the template as a layer on top of your page.  If all of your artwork that is intended to bleed off of the edges goes all the way to the edges of the template (the red area) while all of your relevant art, text, panel borders, captions, and word balloons are confined to the live area (light blue) then your page is in...

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