Posts Tagged ‘lulu.com’

Oct 25, 2014

Lulu.com Value Vs. Premium Grade Full Color Comic Book Review

And we have color. Minor problems, but nothing that can’t be fixed for the next proof.

Sep 17, 2014

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel is Available To Order Now!!!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/chongchen-saelee-and-scott-harpt/jackpot-bloom/paperback/product-21787948.html

Order now and get 25% OFF!

My most ambitious yet earnest project, almost 15 years in the making! I hope you show us support!

Sep 13, 2014

Lulu.com Full Color Comic Book Proof Review

Aug 15, 2014

Jackpot Bloom color flat test

Jackpot Bloom color flats test

Jackpot Bloom color flats test

Seeing as how Lulu.com provides customers the option to print color either on value or standard or premium quality paper, it really is a matter of taste. If you don’t want to make a photo-quality book, then you can go on value paper, which would resemble a comic book the most. Otherwise, you’d have a really heavy book if all the pages were coated and photo quality. Therefore, I’m currently experimenting with colors and half-toning it so that the printer will print LESS ink onto the page and hopefully reducing any warping on their value line of paper. Of course, I haven’t ordered a color value proof yet, so I really don’t know what it’ll look like. I just know that if you order the standard paper line with color, the pages are going to be coated and heavier, much like a photo. And my comic book art isn’t that painterly. So we’ll see.

Aug 13, 2014

Lulu.com US Trade Paperback Review #3

-Full bleed margins are now correct
-But I messed up the spine settings; Hopefully, for next proof, it’ll be fixed

Jul 10, 2014

Preparing Your Comic Book for Lulu.com Publishing

By Chongchen Saelee

I thought I’d write a quick cheat sheet on how to prepare your first comic book for Lulu.com publishing. This is for their US Trade paperback format of 6 inches by 9 inches per page. Your page count may vary. What you get with this setup is a color glossy cardstock cover, and black and white pages.

Setting up the interior pages

If you don’t intend to have any full page bleed artwork, you can setup your page template to be exactly 6 inches by 9 inches. Even then, make sure you set a safety margin of at least 0.125 inches so your content is properly visible in case it gets cropped off. (more…)

Jul 7, 2014

Lulu.com Self-Publish Comic Book Jackpot Bloom Printed Proof 2 Review

It’s half-way done, folks. Set some money aside to buy it when it’s completed in the next few months!