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Digital Prepress presentation [Anime North 2011]
We hope that despite the AV problems, the talk was still interesting and informative for everyone.
The presentation covers some of the more technical software aspects.
It can be read online and you may also download the presentation from googledocs for safe-keeping!
Maiji has graciously typed up the notes she took at the presentation! Thank you for your awesomeness!
For a TL;DR fakeTranscript of the discussion, check here!
Thank you all for attending and asking questions!
Please don't hesitate to contact us with more questions.
List of creators found in the presentation
Hello Orange by Maiji (saddlestitch)
Reddy 4 Danger by Raphy & Denise (saddlestitch, self-bound)
Lucian Fallen by Ill-Intent (saddlestitch)
Supercell by Zanazac (japanese stitch, self-bound)
Open Spaces Closed Places by Saicoink (perfect binding, self-bound)
My Big Dumb Book by Powflip (perfect binding, through ka-blam)
Houdini and Holmes by Polly Guo (saddlestitch, through ka-blam)
Word on the Street
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (Toronto)
Anime North (Toronto)
Kazoo zine & Comic expo (Guelph)
Also ask your local comic book store if they're willing to carry local/indie comics on their shelves.
Printers (unless otherwise stated, we have not worked with these printers)
Rubiks, Montreal (Tamagotcheese printed here, digital printing)
Priority Printing, Edmonton AB (Ventiquattr'ore su Ventiquattro printed here, run of 250 books, offset printing)
Copy 2 Print, Toronto (5 cent photocopying, good for ashcans/copybooks/zines)
The Printing House, Canada (for larger print runs)
Sureprint, Richmond Hill (willing to do shorter runs, has experience with comic books)
Mcrl printing (outsources to overseas, has experience with comic books)
Sips Comics, Victoria BC (Print on demand)
Printshop services through Kasini House, Montreal (Print on demand)
No Media Kings - DIY publishing
Build your own perfect binding book-binding jig
SimpleBind (Many of our books were bound with an earlier version of this machine in combination of a stack cutter)
Digital screentones and special effects under the Royalty-free images section. Make sure to download the ones at the correct dpi.