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Perfect Bound Books Guide

Perfect Bound Books

How do I supply my artwork?

Please provide a pdf with of the inside pages in the correct running order including blank pages where needed. (Supply the cover separately if possible, e.g. upload 2 pdfs, one for the cover and one for the inside pages.)

My cover has a printed spine, can I supply the cover with my spine include?

Yes, it is possible to design your cover separately to include a printed spine. You can supply this as a fully imposed cover including the spine or as a multi page pdf.

Do I need bleed and crop marks on my artwork?

Yes, this is very important when producing books. Please give us at least 3mm bleed.

Do I need to adhere to certain margins when designing my book?

Yes.  The spine area of your book cover is glued to the spine edge created by the block of inner pages.  As the cover wraps around these inner pages, up to 7mm of the front and back cover will be glued to the front and back inside pages on the spine side of the book. The cover is creased here to create a hinge that protects the spine glue. With this in mind, we recommend that you use a margin of 12mm minimum from the bound edge of each page as 7mm is used to bind the book.

Do I need to supply fonts?

If you supply us with a print ready pdf then the fonts should be embedded. We might need the fonts when supplying files in other formats.

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