How to properly create files
In order to print Case-Bound Books, you will have to create three different files. Let’s have a look at them!
1. Cover file
Once the product is set, download the template either in INDD or PDF format on the product settings page.
Place the graphic designs as shown in the image above. NB: the area called “foldover” will be folded over on the back of the cover in order to cover the edge of the interior case.
2. Endpaper file
If you decided to print endpapers, please create two different files: one for the front endpaper, where the graphic designs of page 2, 3 and 4 will be placed (leave page 1 blank, because it will be glued on the case cover; another one for the back endpaper, where the graphic designs of page 1, 2 and 3 will be placed, leaving page 4 blank, because it will be glued on the case cover.
Size: The size of endpapers will be the same as the size of the interior. So, if the interior is 14.85x21cm, the endpapers pages will be the same size. Don’t forget that endpapers need a 5mm bleed too.
3. Interior File
The file for the interior shall be created on a single page, from the first page to the last one, with a 5mm bleed for each side. The pages shall necessarily be a multiple of 4 in order to make binding possible.
Always remember that your file has to comply with the following features that apply to every file:
- 1:1 scale and 5mm bleed for each side
- CMYK colour model
- High-quality PDF
- Images resolution: 300dpi
For the complete checklist please read out Complete checklist file
Do you still have any doubts?
Ask for our Professional Check
Creating a perfect print file is not always a walk in the park. This is why our support service is ready to help you. In the product settings, you can opt for our Professional Check. In this way, out preprinting department will thoroughly check and fix any problem, if needed.
Otherwise, contact us. We are always willing to resolve any doubt.