Standard Dimensions: 8-3/8" x 10-7/8" Digest Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-3/8" Entertainment Dimensions: 7-5/8" x 10-7/8" Information Dimensions: 4-1/8" x 6-1/4" Sports Dimensions: 11-5/8" x 14-5/8"
All dimensions are based on single page, full color print. For best results use high quality inkjet printers and paper.
Frames can be purchased at most art stores or online. If you don't have access to this yet, no problem! You can simply buy the magazine cover stock and frame it when you get home.
There are several website that will print on stock suitable for framing.
The most frequent magazine sizes are 8.5 by 11 and 5.5 by 8.5 inches. Portrait and landscape orientations are also feasible for perfect bound and saddle stitched magazines. The digest format, which is somewhat smaller at 5.5 by 8.25 inches, is also often used. The standard width for magazine covers is 16 inches, but some publications may be 20 or 24 inches wide.
There are basically two methods for determining the size of a magazine cover: measurement and calculation. Measurement involves taking several actual dimensions of the article to be mailed and using those numbers as a guide. Calculation is done by looking up the size in an appropriate chart or calculator. Which method you use will depend on how much time you have and how much accuracy you need. I'll discuss both here.
To measure your proposed cover, first find the nearest quarter inch scale. This can be done by counting the number of lines on a ruler or measuring with a protractor. Then, take multiple measurements across the cover and down each edge. Finally, multiply all these numbers together to get your cover volume in cubic inches.
If you don't have a scale handy, it's not hard to estimate cover sizes based on previous experience. Just remember that the more frequently you send magazines, the better you will become at estimating cover sizes, so you won't have to keep measuring yourself!
TIME: 8" x 10-3/4" x 8" x 10-3/4" x 8" x 10-3/4" x 8" x 10-3/4". Weight: 1 pound.
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 in. The digest version, which is somewhat smaller at 5.5 by 8.25 inches, is also quite popular.
Format: Full color
Weight: 1-3 lbs.
Capacity: 7 rounds
Returnability: After first year
Ease of insertion: Easy
Loading capacity: 100 rounds
Configuration: Top-feed only
Power source: Battery or AC power supply
Dimensions: 3-5/8" x 6-7/8" x 9-1/4" (LxWxH)
Binding: Manual binding
Number of copies: 500, 1000, 5000
Service options: Bulk mailings, Periodicals.net print on demand (POD), Direct Mail Services (DMS)
Size: 8.5 x 11 in. (222 x 275 mm). Other sizes are available.
A sizes are used internationally.
|A1||594 x 841mm||23.4 x 33.1 inch|
|A2||420 x 594mm||16.5 x 23.4 inch|
|A3||297 x 420mm||11.7 x 16.5 inch|
|A4||210 x 297mm||8.3 x 11.7 inch|
8.5" x 11".
Although comic book formats have evolved over time, the most frequent sizes for graphic novels today are "5.5 x 8.5" or "8.5 x 11," with no de-facto norm. However, it is common practice for publishers to require that books be set up in these dimensions to avoid having to make special allowances if stock is not available in larger or smaller sizes.
The term "graphic novel" was first used by comics creator and editor Harvey Pekar to describe his own work, which was published from 1978 to 1983. In 1990, American cartoonist Art Spiegelman introduced the concept of "the graphic novel" as a commercial format with his autobiographical work Maus - which is translated as "mouse" in English. Since then, this type of narrative has become popular in Europe and America.
In terms of content, a graphic novel is a sequential art form that includes drawings, photographs, and written words in juxtaposition on each page. The images are usually accompanied by brief captions or balloons providing context to the story being told.
Graphic novels are commonly longer than comic books and often feature more complex narratives with greater detail given over multiple pages. This allows for more exploration of character development and situation conflict.