Comic books and graphic novels

Comic books and graphic novels need to be wonderful. In a genre where visual impact is paramount, ordinary isn’t good enough. The colours must be strong, the character art and backgrounds must be striking and effective, and the physical book needs to be durable, retaining its quality even after many readings and re-readings. All of this requires the specialised know-how of expert printing professionals such as Pulsio Print.

In full colour or black and white, hard or soft cover, standard or designer paper, matt or glossy, laminated, perfect bound or stapled, for a one-off project or a long-term series in whatever trim size you want, Pulsio will be able to make your comic book or graphic novel wonderful, just like the genre requires.

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438 papers available to showcase your work in an extraordinary way

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A variety of sizes, finishes and bindings to suit your needs

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Choose between several options and create your custom project

Choose from standard formats or customise your dimensions with complete freedom! Thanks to its multi-option online quotation platform, Pulsio Print offers you to go beyond the simple estimation of your project and offer originality to your customers!

 

Standard, predefined formats:

Pocket size: A6 (105 x 148mm)

A practical and lightweight format. This type of format is ideal for promoting simple and original works. Because of its low price, it will allow you to manage your budget by reducing your overall printing costs.

Average size: A5 (148 x 210mm)

For any enhancement of quality work. Very pleasant to handle thanks to its small size, it is also known for a price to quality ratio.

Standard format: A4 (210 x 297mm)

This is the most popular format for comics. Take advantage of our competitive prices!

Square format: (210 × 210 mm, 150 × 150 mm)

Elegant, original and in-line with your commercial objectives, this format is ideal for the presentation of an artistic project or to highlight a sophisticated brand image.

Custom format:

Thanks to its multi-option online quote platform, Pulsio Print offers you to go beyond the simple estimation of your project and offer originality to your projects. Now, just choose the specs you want, using the “option plus” button to turn your comics into true art objects!

Coated, offset, structured… make your usual choice with ease or innovate by choosing from our 438 papers available for a personalised rendering!

 

Bulk offset paper:

Designed specifically for editing, this type of paper has exceptional volume, giving your work thickness and lightness. They look rougher than offset or coated papers and have a high ink absorption capacity. Due to this, it is generally recommended for black text. The printing of photos or illustrations remains possible when one wants to obtain a brilliant rendering, with the older and traditional aspect; it is then recommended to choose the premium categories with higher gsm.

The bulk papers come in several shades and quality levels: with wood and cream, with slight traces of wood and natural white or ivory hues, with no trace of wood.

Our premium Bulk Offset Paper:

Made in one of the oldest paper mills in Europe (the Salzer factory in St. Pölten, Austria, since 1579), they combine the most modern tradition and manufacturing techniques, resulting in a text paper that is very pleasant to the touch. Very good opacity and nice volume. Without any trace of wood, they will keep their colors and their qualities over the years. It is available as standard in 2 shades: special extra white (white) and blue white (ivory). Intended primarily for printing text in black, their exceptional quality also allows the printing of color illustrations.

Our ‘classic’ Bulk Offset Paper:

The Danube (Salzer): it has a slight ivory, natural hue. It is perfect for printing black and white texts. It is offered as standard in the bulk of 2 or 1.8. 

Storaenso papers:

Made in Scandinavia, they benefit from an exceptional quality adapted to the printing of texts in black.

Its natural creamy color and weight are suitable for the printing of texts, especially with high pagination.

The classic natural color and great opacity make it a paper of choice for texts in black but also illustrations with large flat areas (manga for example).

The Belle ivory due to its opacity is particularly suitable paper for novels and essays.

Natural Bulk Offset papers:

The Helefoss papers produced in Sweden have a very authentic appearance, both in terms of their texture and hue. They are adapted to texts in black and offer one of the best quality-price ratio of the market.

Coated Condat:

Ideal for single-design works, in matt or gloss finish, this type of paper absorbs less ink and has a smooth feel. The Condat Coat used by Pulsio Print is made in the Périgord and has an excellent bulk of 0.89, which gives a feeling of thickness to your books and makes your readers react positively when they grab them.

LWC coated:

Made from virgin fibers, this lightweight paper is perfect for your internal communication brochures. The choice of this paper also allows you to manage your printing budget while maintaining elegance and quality.

Maestro Offset:

Offset paper is still called trend paper. Impeccably restoring all colors and generally used in white color, it can be tinted to give even more character and originality to your projects. It is perfect for presenting “high-end” products, thanks to the impression of authenticity related to less bright colors.

Cyclus recycled paper:

Made of 100% recycled fibers, this paper is essential in your approach to environmental conservation and protection. If you want to present a image of “green”, organic, natural,  and respectful to nature, opt for this paper. It will be in perfect harmony with your objectives and will impress your customers and prospects, thanks to its authentic textures and natural colors and tones. It can be a coated or offset paper.

Recycled coated Cyclus print:

This paper is also part of the wide range of recycled paper that Pulsio Print offers in its sustainable development approach. Natural, authentic and aesthetic, it’s high opacity gives you a matt surface without annoying reflections, ideal for printing text and images of high quality.

Art Papers:

These creative papers make it possible to highlight your messages down to the touch! Transparencies, “light” papers, effects of brilliance, metallics, grain, the possibilities are endless and with a strong creative component. Often used for covers, they are intended for graphic creations, art photos, or prints that you want to stand out!

Standard finishes or special effects. The choice is yours! In addition to the classic matt, gloss, selective, machine polish, gloss UV or matt UV versions, choose the finish you want by clicking on “options plus”.

 

Soft touch:

Transparent plastic film “peach skin effect” for a stiffer and more chic paper. The quality of this film is inevitably referenced for your upscale creative, design and luxury book.

Selective lamination volume:

To surprise your readers and bring even more originality to your comics, opt for the selective lamination volume. It adds energy and vitality to your prints and creates the impression of a new voluminous dimension on the parts to which it is applied. Ideal for presenting a line of high-end products in an artistic and innovative way.

3D embossed hot stamping:

Known as “dry embossing”, this technique reproduces the actual three-dimensional image on a printed sheet. This process sublimates your comics and luxury products by bringing relief and elegance to your messages. Trust our team of print experts to make your projects a multi-dimensional reality.

Embossing with or without printing:

Very attractive and artistic, this effect represents a mark with a hollow shape on the support. It allows you to play on the texture and offer an elegant, clean cover that will set you apart from the competition.

Hologram type laminating:

Highlight the details of your visuals, with all the subtlety your product deserves. This innovative three-dimensional technology can be applied to all types of printing.

Silver effect laminating:

This excellent finish called metallisation is used by the most recognised brands to enhance the impact of their documents and their advertising. Elegant and aesthetic, this quickly recognisable paper makes packaging and documents valuable. Be different, go for originality!

Glitter effect:

Thanks to glitter mixed with gloss varnish, this varnish gives a spectacular result! Perfect for book covers, catalogues, boxes, invitation cards, it will particularly highlight your prints. And choose your colors by creating a custom mix of sequins designed especially for you!

For more options see “Standard Finishes and Special Effects“.

For a practical and useful book, choose the binding that fits your product!

 

Perfect Binding:

Ideal binding for books, catalogues, magazines, annual reports, press kits and luxury brochures. It allows you to assemble a large number of pages and gives a rendering of quality and aesthetics!

PUR binding:

It is the same technique as the “classic” glued square back but with the use of a special polyurethane glue, called PUR. Highly resistant to tearing pages, this binding is particularly recommended for comics with a pagination and heavy weight: the sheets have excellent performance, the books better support thermal shocks and time.

Section Sewn Binding:

Highly reputed in the world of publishing, this binding offers a double resistance for books containing a large number of pages. Optimal for a weight greater than 130g and a consequent pagination.