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Design A Manga
PrintNinja recommends keeping these industry standards in mind when you design a manga to print with us.
Manga volumes (or “tankoubon”) in Japan tend to come in a variety of sizes and formats (the most common being 5.04″ x 7.17″ or 5.83″ x 8.2″), but when companies like Tokyopop and Viz started translating them for U.S. consumption they came up with a standard size for most releases as a compromise between the different formats. The options on this page are standard for U.S. manga editions.
In addition to the standard American printing order, PrintNinja can also print your project in the reverse order common with Japanese manga. Just make sure that when you design your manga for printing, you submit your files in order as though you were looking at the volume with the binding on your left, so the first page in the proper reading order would be the last page in your PDF.
Manga Industry Standards
Keep these common features in mind when you design your manga:
- Binding: Perfect bound
- Size: 5 inches x 7.5 inches
- Cover Paper: 10pt cover gloss or matte
- Cover Finish: Gloss or matte lamination
- Inside Pages: 70lb text uncoated