Graphic Novel Printing.

About Graphic Novels

An ever growing category, Graphic Novels represent a welcome challenge in book printing. Often having heavy ink coverage and subtle shadow details, it takes more than button pushers to craft a quality graphic novel.

Materials selection is important as well. Typically printed on coated stocks, again with heavy coverage, it’s critical that books be bound with the correct adhesive. Same goes for the type of lamination used on the cover.

This being a graphic novel, don’t underestimate the visual impact of letterpress finishing to add foil, embossing or die cutting to your cover or dust jacket.

Common Choices


• PORTRAIT: 8″ x 10″
• PORTRAIT: 8.5″ x 11″
• LANDSCAPE: 10″ x 8″


• Casewrapped
• Perfect Bound


• 100# Gloss Text
• 70# Smooth Opaque Text


Hi there, Hope this finds you well - Just to let you know that the books came and I am very happy with them - thank you very much…

AND the second book to make is coming back from editor in a week or two so should have it to you on PDF quite soon. Many thanks!
Matt Stokes



    Dust Jackets are meant to add protection to the cover. They also add great visual impact for casebound books, helping them to pop when laying on a table or tucked away on a bookshelf.


    Lamination adds a strong layer of protection to your book's cover. In addition to visual appeal, lamination can add a tactile quality to your book. Ask about our Soft Touch lamination option.


    Aside from standard gold or silver foil, there is a wide variety of specialty foils from which to choose. Give us a call to discuss your many options.


    No other option has as much impact as a well executed emboss on your cover. Subtle, refined and very next level – use a quality emboss to really stand out.


    End bands are the perfect way to add that finishing touch to your hardcover book. These are the multi color ribbons that you see at the top and bottom of a book's spine.


    Today's hardcover books are crafted using modern equipment and materials to achieve incredible durability. A traditional binding technique however still offers unprecedented resilience. Smythe sewing is common in Library Binding for books that will see years of heavy use.