Friday, April 07, 2006

unsure shot

lessons learned, when doing out the layout make sure half your page count is an even number otherwise when you print it out you have a nice double page spread of emptiness

5 comments:

Ian T. said...

The only plus would be that the artist can sign nice and big, and draw a sketch on these pages - unless it's the whole run...

Thanks for the tip - I know absolutely nothing about layout programs, which is one reason I haven't published anything yet.

G said...

the general rule is to keep the page count divisble by 4. since traditionally, printers used to use "signatures" (2 pages each side of a printed page/piece of paper = 4 pages).

however, these days printers can let you have half a signature, so you can have a 22 page count. though i've never had anything printed in this fashion, i'd imagine they just glue/stick or have some sort of a larger margin for staples on that half signature?

Hayden said...

Learnt that lesson the hard way as well... So how long until Sureshot goes to print Mark?

Mark Selan said...

iant - i like the empty sketch page, and i was going to put one in one of the later ozcomic magazines when i couldn't think of how to fill it. but it felt cheap and dirty

g - luckily it was a test print at work. even luckier is that there are two pages i can remove. i'm hoping you may have something to submit some day

hayden - should be ready for supanova

Tonia said...

oops - at least it was just on a test run - I find contributors notes or a link page (eg to the forums or phase two) easy ways to fill up space if I have a page left over.