Hi there! I’ve not used any of these printers personally but these are resources I have on hand:
- Printer Resources for Independent Art Publishers
a list of printers recommended by artist book publishers, compiled by Ooga Booga
- Ka-Blam is not on that list but is also a popular printer for many independent art publishers/comic artists
This is a copy-and-paste from a previous ask I answered:
If you’re looking into making artbooks/comics/doujinshis self-publishing is a great place to start! The girls over at LoveLoveHill are very experienced self-publishers and have made a BUNCH of really great guides on getting started on making your own zines/books!
For your reference:
Planning Your Project
Presenation on doujin-making and self-publishing
Preparing Your Comic For Print
Bookbinding 101 - staplers!
Compiling Files in InDesign Pt2
Process - inks to print-ready!
Guide to risograph printing
What’s better? Greyscale or Bitmap?
How To Print Interior Pages
If any of these helped, let the LLH collective know! They’re the most helpful and supportive group of/for self publishers I know :)
I hope this helps!!!
okay but yuna.
yuna, who lost her mother and father when she could barely remember their voices and lived knowing she was a tiny necessary part of something far, far bigger than herself
yuna, who hid the parentage of her mother from the world and her guardian because she knew…
in this book i’m reading it says “he plucked a flower and stuck it in his buttonhole” and i completely misread it and now im laughing im actually 5 years old
- The closest I could find on Amazon to the watercolour set I use is the Sakura brand of Koi Assorted WaterColours Field Set.
- Just use any old toothbrush. I used to use the ones that my dentist would give me after a visit, just because those were kind of cheap and I wouldn’t actually use them anyways.
- I use acrylic for flicking and highlights because watercolour-whites tend to fade when they dry.
- Also, remember to keep your hands clean, because nothing’s worse than smudging graphite into your watercolours and then unable to get it out.
- Try to avoid black and white when possible. They tend to dull the colours and it loses that watercolouring lustre.
Since I started watercolouring again for my daily sketches, I’ve gotten a lot of asks/dA notes on if I could give a tutorial on watercolouring and also more specific questions that overlapped each other, so I decided to do a semi guide/tips/answering thing.
I actually started watercolouring before I went into digital medium, so I have a bit of personal experience, but I am essentially self-taught when it comes to watercolouring since there weren’t a lot of watercolour tutorials online back then to begin with, so I cannot promise that these are the absolute correct way of doing things.
Hope it helps anyways :)
I know you probably print locally since you live in Taiwan at the moment (?) but I was wondering if you knew any good places to get comics/books printed, or any tips in general. Thanks so much!