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FAQ

What color profile should I use when converting my art to CMYK?

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I noted in your instructions that it's not necessary to send files above 300 dpi, but is it acceptable to do so?

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Quick question about templates. My artist sized everything in magazine sized format with white borders. I was looking at the template and it says that artwork must go past the red line. I'm confused as to why that is and if I need to resize every page to fit the template. When I do that, it's stretching out the artwork to fit outside of that line and it's still not fully outside of the line. Any help would be great!

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Gutters – none of the pages were formatted with gutters in mind. Will this be a problem and if so, how do we fix it?

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Spine - do I need a separate file for the spine?

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Can you add page numbers for me? What about numbered covers?

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What size page should text files be formatted at (currently set at 6.88 X 10.5 with 1” margins)

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Can you inspect image files for problems?

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Quality difference between JPG and PNG files?

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Color Profile?

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My files are larger than their intended printing size. To get the best quality, should I send them as they are - OR should I re-size them to the actual size they will be printed at?

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Is it possible to print the reverse sides of the front and black cover's in color? I'm looking to have the content ( inside pages ) of the book printed in black and white, but would like the backside of the cover and back cover to be in full-color. ( Four color pages in all ).

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What is CWS ad?

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Does the text need to be on a separate layer?

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My book contains language and nudity (NSFW) and I was wondering if that is a problem?

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Are the inside cover and back cover printed CMYK or RGB?

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The majority of What I want to print is black and white -- with the exception of the outer and inner covers. Do the color files need to be in CMYK? Do the B&W files need to be pure black (100%K) only?

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if I plan to have the front and back covers be one long image? Can I submit one continuous file for the front and back covers?

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How should double page spreads be sent?

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On your sketch covers am i able to just add the title or does the sketch cover have to be completely blank?

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Do you have design templates so I can make sure my comic book will fit your format?

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What should my file size or dimensions be if I add a bleed to the files?

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How do I figure out the width of my spine for perfect bound books?

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what are your accepted file types/formats

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Where do I find your CWS ad?

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How do I upload my files?

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Can I order just one proof copy? Do you guys offer a proof option?

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If I don’t like the quality of my print order can I get a refund?

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Is the digital proof to show color quality?

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Can I order a physical proof with a rush order?

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I don’t see my digital proof in my email?

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How long does it take to get the digital proof?

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I received my physical proof copy in the mail, what do I do now?

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What is your turn around time?

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How do I reorder?

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Why is there a blank page in my book?

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