What resolution and dimensions should my comics be in order to be publishing quality?

Question by mūdi: What resolution and dimensions should my comics be in order to be publishing quality?
What resolution and dimensions should my comics be in order to be publishing quality?

is 300 dpi okay? How small can i make the resolutions while still maintaining good print quality?

I want to sell to Border’s or Barnes & Nobles. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Sarah Wood
300 dpi is the smallest you can get for print. If it’s a webcomic, the smallest you can get is 72 dpi. The print quality on that is atrocious though.
Most comics keep the dimensions of 6.5X10.25 inches at 24 pages (excluding ads) although you can change the dimensions to fit your needs.

What do you think? Answer below!

2 responses to “What resolution and dimensions should my comics be in order to be publishing quality?”

  1. Tim D says:

    If you are making a comic then you need to work either at final size or at a larger size that can be reduced. 300ppi is the standard for offset lithography (the print process used for printing comics) but that is at final size, so if you work at 200% then your scans or files can be 150ppi and, when it is reduced to the final size, the ppi will increase to 300. If you mix up the resolution in a book – some pages at 150ppi and some at 300ppi the difference will leap out of the page – so avoid it you have to be disciplined about this.

    Note – scans and raster images are measured in pixels per inch (ppi) not dots per inch (dpi) which is a measurement used by the printer.

  2. Camilla says:

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