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Supplying Artwork

Print ready PDF's

Our preferred format for text files is a print ready PDF saved as:

  • one single file set up in page order (excluding the cover or jacket)
  • with fonts embedded or fonts supplied
  • minimum 10mm clear white space on all sides (our recommendation) unless there are images
    that are intended to bleed (go to the edge of the page)
  • Please do not save the PDF as double page spreads or save each page as individual PDF's -
    will be unable to use files supplied in this way.

Microsoft Word documents

Please note that we cannot accept Microsoft Word documents. These must be laid out exactly as you would expect the final book to look and then turned into print ready PDF's before being sent to us. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Professional to create these then we suggest that you use PrimoPDF. This can be downloaded from www.primopdf.com - please choose the FREE version. This is a very easy programme to use.

Template for Paper Back Book

EXAMPLE SIZE OF A PERFECT BOUND BOOK
(A5 Book with 200 pages on 100gsm paper)

Artwork should be set to 311 x 210 (Spine 14.62mm rounded to 14mm) Export from your design programme with bleed to all edges of 3mm. The file size should now be 316mm x 216mm. Email us this file.

Template for Hard Case (Case Bound)

EXAMPLE SIZE OF A HARD CASE BOUND BOOK
(A5 Book with 200 pages on 100gsm paper)

Artwork should be set to 317 x 210 (Spine 14.62mm rounded to 14mm) Export from your design programme with bleed to all edges of 15mm. The file size should now be 347mm x 240mm. Email us this file.

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