Supplying Files

How to supply files Here is a breif overview of how to supply your PDF files Any questions or problems just ask a member of our team at Book Empire.

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How to supply PDFs

  • We need Print Ready PDF - The correct Size with fonts embedded, images 300dpi. Margins set up correctly how you want the book to look.

Please download our sample books showing the correct way to supply files.

INNER PAGE FILES - 1 UP WITH 3MM BLEED FOR BOTH HARD AND SOFTBACK

SOFTBACK COVER SHOWING 3MM BLEED

HARD CASE COVER SHOWING 15MM BLEED


Bleed

Bleed
  • The bleed is the area at the edge of a document which gives the printer an amount of space to allow a cleaner finish for trimming.
  • We require 3mm bleed on all edges for softback covers and 15mm bleed for hardback covers as hardback covers need to wrap around the board. Inner pages with full colour or images running off the page need 3mm bleed.
  • The extra 3mm bleed will be cut off, please remember not to add images or text too close to the edge.
  • Please see our standard book sizes.

Colour

  • We print in CMYK, We can accept RGB file but you will get a better colour reproduction is CMYK.

Images

  • Do not supply separate images, please ensure they are a minimum of 300dpi and inserted within the book. Always save your pdf files at full quality as lower resolution files will result in pixelated images.

Fonts

Layout

  • Always supply the inner pages at the correct size you want the finished book. If a different page size PDF is supplied we will scale the inner pages to the book width by default.
  • Always supply as single pages, never double page spreads.
  • If you are including page numbers, ensure they are not placed near the gutter (binding edge).
  • We need a minimum of 3mm make a book so use the spine calculator to check
  • A spine under 5mm is considered unsuitable for text.
  • Ensure your book has sufficient margins. We recommend 10-15mm top, bottom and outside edge and 15-20mm on the binding edge.
  • Covers should be supplied as separate files.
  • Booklet pages must be in multiples of 4, please make sure you insert blanks if needed.

File Transfer

  • We can accept files of up to 10MB via email. We can accept files of up to www.freemailbigfile.com or post them to us on a CD or memory stick.You can also upload on the website (max 100mb) on the order now page.

Proofs

  • We can provide hard copy proof for checking before running a full order or email PDF proofs are available if you are happy with the set up.
  • Due to variations in monitor screen colours, PDF proofs do not provide an accurate colour representation, we recommend a hard copy proof for any colour critical work.
  • We require written confirmation to proceed with your job via our proof approval process. This will come via email
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