File Setup Guide
Processing & Delivery
Perfect binding is the most popular form of binding chosen by customers.
If the spine width is more than 0.2”, it’s best to select perfect binding as it’s more stable and looks better. If the spine width is too small, we suggest going with saddle-stitching. And customers can choose the size of the book and paper type of cover and inside paper that they want. With creative page editing option, you can change the paper or size of selected pages or even insert an additional optionsuch as die cutting, foil stamping and etc.
The size of the book always means width x height based on the binding edge.
Binding Edge (Left)
Binding Edge (Top)
Depending on the method of binding, the horizontal and vertical sizes of books are limited to the minimum or maximum size.
|Saddle stitching||Perfect Binding||Hardcover||Wire Binding|
|Width Mimimum Size||4”||4”||5.4”||4”|
|Width Maximum Size||11.8”||11.8”||11.8”||11.8”|
|Height Minimum Size||4”||4”||5.4”||4”|
|Height Maximum Size||14.3”||14.3”||14.3”||14.3”|
|Page count multiples||Multiples of 4||Multiples of 2||Multiples of 4||Multiples of 2|
For example, if your book size is 8.5x11”, the size of the work must be 8.75x11.25” which includes 0.125” bleed to be trimmed off.
Located inside the trim line
Body content and logos must be inside the trim line.
Extended Outside the trim Line
The image or background color should be extended to the working size outside the trim line.
The font size should be at least 6pt so that it’s not too small. In order to submit the print file, all fonts used should be embedded and outlined.
For black texts, it should be set to K-value only so that the letters are clearly displayed when printed.
Image resolution is recommended at least 300 dpi if the image is important.
Cover And Inside Page
Please upload a separate PDF file for cover and inside page.
Please be aware of the font license when converting. Certain types may lose their fonts when converted to PDF due to license issues.
First, please prepare your art files.
If the art file is ready, please enter the book specification and quantity (additional option) you want.
Then, please enter the delivery method and information related to the delivery.
Finally, please submit the order. If there is no order you want, please let us know by email.
After confirming the order, please upload your prepared art files in [My Account]→ [Order List].
As soon as we check your art file, we will start proof process. The time required depends on the file.
When the Proof stage is over, we will upload the proof file on your order list and notify it.
And then, please deposit the order amount. Once your payment are checked, we will start production.
* Please note that the production takes around 5 business days and the proof procedure is not included in the production period.