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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 cover is fixed to the spine and up to 7mm on the side of the book. With this in mind we recommend that you use a margin of 12mm on the spine side of your inside pages to give you a 5mm gap from the edge of your text to the spine of the book when bound.

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.