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Sep 14 10 1:13 PM
Well, those you can either carefully rip out or slice out. I wouldn't cut the whole issue in half for no reason, which is what I thought you were asking about. You'll learn really quick which type of paper tears on the spine easy, and which ones you you want to take an x-acto knife to.
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Nov 15 10 1:02 PM
chairhead wrote:Does anyone know how to insert tpb style smaller comics? Do you just treat them as seperate pages once the cardstock covers are taken off?
Nov 15 10 1:29 PM
This is a really cool idea. I've never seen anything like this before.
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Nov 20 10 2:55 PM
greg daulton wrote:
Got volume 1 ready to go... working on volume 2. Question: What if when I cut the backpages out (using an x-acto knife) the edges look ONLY SLIGHTLY rough from the side? Is this a major problem, or will trimming take care of it?
Jan 18 11 3:46 AM
Jan 18 11 4:46 AM
Jono11 wrote:Couple of questions, I'm new to this concept, forgive any heretical thought please:
1) Is there such a thing as having your comics custom-bound in softcover? Would that even make sense?
Jan 18 11 5:37 PM
Couple of questions, I'm new to this concept, forgive any heretical thought please:1) Is there such a thing as having your comics custom-bound in softcover? Would that even make sense?1: There was. The place stopped doing SC binds around the end of 2010.I'm still disappointed I missed out. I had stuff I didn't want to bundle together for a HC, and was the perfect length for a 6 issue TPB.Oh well.
Couple of questions, I'm new to this concept, forgive any heretical thought please:1) Is there such a thing as having your comics custom-bound in softcover? Would that even make sense?
Jan 18 11 6:10 PM
Jono11 wrote:2) Has anybody done anything with obtaining high-quality scans of newspaper strips (such as World's Greatest Superheroes or Howard the Duck) and having those custom-bound in a volume?3) A third question occurred to me, related to the second: has anyone done anything with scans of Cancelled Comic Cavalcade, for example to do a complete collection of Ditko's Shade the Changing Man?
Jan 18 11 6:14 PM
Jan 18 11 8:55 PM
Jono11 wrote:ElectricPeterTork wrote:
Couple of questions, I'm new to this concept, forgive any heretical thought please:1) Is there such a thing as having your comics custom-bound in softcover? Would that even make sense?1: There was. The place stopped doing SC binds around the end of 2010.I'm still disappointed I missed out. I had stuff I didn't want to bundle together for a HC, and was the perfect length for a 6 issue TPB.Oh well.Hey, you're Tom Servo now. Is there just no enough of a market for softcover for bookbinders to bother doing it?
Jan 18 11 9:34 PM
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Apr 7 11 9:19 AM
1. Am I correct in believing that "glue binding" is what I'm interested
in, given that there are single, loose pages that are not stapled
anymore? Is there a more technical or specific term I should be using?
2. When tearing out some letter columns (which I'm saving for placement
at the end, not removing entirely), I accidently ripped a page,
producing a substantial tear from the edge to about 1.5 inches into the
page. I applied a bit of scotch tape, so it's still intact - will this
be a problem?
3. Similarly, when tearing out some covers, the tears weren't perfect.
No major rips like above, but the edges were more jagged than normal
page tear-outs, with a few small rips here and there (maybe a quarter
inch). Do I need to worry about these, or will the pages still hold
fine in the glue binding?
4. Currently, only the left side of each loose sheet is jagged. I'd
like to tear out and flip around any ad-on-one-side/content-on-the-other
loose pages I can (to reduce the total number of ad sections by
combining and containing ads into spreads when possible, and thereby
keeping content clustered into fewer, larger clusters). However, this
means the jagged edge on some single sheets will be on the right side of
the sheet - the side that isn't being bound.It seems to me that
I can use scissors to trim and create straight edges on these - the
result will be a slightly less-wide set of sheets (compared to the
non-flipped sheets), but that's OK, and better than having jagged,
outward-facing edges.So should I use scissors to trim and create
straight edges here, or is there a way the binder can do it more
accurately (but perhaps only the flipped pages, so the non-flipped pages
aren't trimmed to the point of loosing artwork on the edge)? If so,
which would be better?
5. What's the easiest way to produce a title page and table of contents
and other printed content (like essays), given that my printer and
printer paper (standard 8.5" x 11") is bigger than individual comic
issues? I'm using Microsoft Word - how should I handle the margins and
should I cut the printouts with scissors (to reduce them to comic
6. Is there any reason not to ask the binder to trim all four edges of
the result, to make sure they are all aligned properly (like a proper
book)? I guess I worry about losing artwork, especially on the outward,
right edge - has this been a problem for other people, or is the trim
on the artwork insignificant?
7. In the future, I'd like to incorporate pages from TPBs as well (for
instance, I'm going to do Greg Rucka's run on Detectice Comics, some
issues of which are collected in TPB). I'd like to do this because
issues collected in TPB can be included without having to deal with any
ads, which makes for a better reading experience. However, I'd like to
use the original comic covers, so I'd need to include single loose pages
from single issues amongst the TPB pages. Once the TPB pages have been
removed from the glue, is it going to be a problem to just stick in the
original loose covers amongst the TPB pages?
8. A question about paper quality: I'm collecting Batman 516-552.
Batman 516-518 had an older style of paper (thicker, rougher, duller),
while 519-552 were printed on a newer quality of paper (thinner and
glossy), which I prefer. Actually, this was discussed in the letter
columns, so you can see people's reactions to the change!An
interesting development ocurred, though. I picked up two copies of
Batman 550, since there were two alternate covers. One was printed in
glossy paper (like other issues during that era), while the other was
printed on the older type of paper.I was shocked - I had no idea
that identical issues would've been printed in different qualities of
paper. Why is this? And when this happens, is this only when there are
alternate covers? If so, are the different paper qualities correlated
by cover type, or is it random?(If so, this worries me - I'd
like future binds to be limited to one type of paper quality, if
possible, for uniformity and consistency. But this means I can't pick
up back issues on-line, since I can't judge the paper quality if they're
not correlated to the cover artwork).The cover prices were
different as well - I assumed this is because the "glossy" version
included "collectible cards" inside the issue, and that accounted for
the higher price. But maybe the glossy paper was part of the additional
expense as well?Batman 535 had the same situation. Two cover
variants, one more expensive (with a foldout cover on the more expensive
one), and one with glossy paper (the more expensive one) and the other
with duller paper (the cheaper one).
9. Can people recommend any specific binderies (I'm in the US). I'm
doing research on my own, but there is a lot of information, and I
understand several binderies have closed or stopped binding comics in
the last few years.
10. The least important point - if anyone's got artwork, templates, or
anything specific to bindings of the Moench/Jones Batman run (even fonts
for the table of contents and title pages!), I'd love it if you'd be
willing to share!
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