Resource Type: Manga template
Paper Size: JIS B4 Paper
Resolution: 300 DPI
File Size: 6 MB
Specifications: Used specs from a physical copy of Deleter B4 Paper I acquired as well as measurements given in one of Haruno Nagatomo's introductory book on manga.- Paper Size (Including Ruler)
257 x 364 mm
- Outer Margin / Bleed / Full Bleed Size:
240 x 330 mm
- Outer Frame / Outside Border / Trimmed Size:
220 x 310 mm
- Inner frame / Live Area / Safe Zone:
180 x 270 mm
Personal Notes: Quickly done. Since it's for me to use as well, I stick to boldly colored zones. I left the Page Size / Ruler Area in to better illustrate what these zones are on a B4-sized paper, but you don't really need it. You only draw out to the bleed.
Use: You may use these to overlay them over a digital file if you'd like. I usually just use them to check myself. I overlay it and the lessen the opacity of the template to see where everything lies with respect to printing.
General Regions:Line frames, known as borders, tell you how much of the paper space you can use for your manga images. Artists rely on these boundary lines to contain their drawings and avoid having their work cropped out when itís published. Both American comic book artist and Japanese manga artists incorporate their own standard measurement sizes. You need to be aware of several border measurements, and you should indicate them on your paper even before you pick up your pencil to draw. --Manga for Dummies by Kensuke Okabayashi
Bleed: The outer edges. They're necessary to protect you against printing errors. The full bleed size is generally what you are going to turn in to your publisher or company for printing, whether you're doing business cards, brochures, magazines, or comics. It's the total size of your document.
Trimmed Size: The relative size of the final product. The trim size denotes the size of the product after it has undergone print processing (trimming). It roughly corresponds to what your comic page will look like in print. (There is some margin for printing error though, which is why the bleed exists to protect you.)
Safe Area: This is the bull's eye zone. It's super safe. It's where you keep the most important content, like important texts and dialogue. It's like an inner protective shell protecting the readable content from being accidentally cropped off during printing. NOTE: You can draw outside of this area; it's utilized mostly for keeping speech towards the middle of the page.
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