The paper version of the graphic novel is printed on-demand by Lulu.com. This simplifies the logistics and reduces the distribution distances by using a printing facility closer to the delivery address. The downside to this process is that we have no control over quality of the final product before it gets sent out to buyers.
If you receive a copy that has been poorly printed please get in contact with Lulu to request a replacement. The final product should look and feel like any other perfect bound book you can purchase. If you would like to request a replacement please use the form at the following link: https://help.lulu.com/s/contactsupport.
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Here are some photos illustrating a possible binding defect.
More examples can be found here: https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/how-to-recognize-a-badly-printed-lulu-book.html