How to properly create files
If you wish to print saddle stitched notebooks, you need to create one file, by starting from the template that you can download on the product pages. As for the interior, you can either keep your sheets blank or print lines and squares by selecting the template in the settings, and then add logos and whatnot. Let’s see how.
1. Graphic file
The total number of pages of the file for the whole magazine will have to be a multiple of 4 so as to make binding possible.
2. Interior file
The file for the interior will have to be made up of one page only. Bear in mind that all the pages will look the same and that you can either keep your sheets blank or print lines, squares and whatnot. In the product page you will find ready-to-use templates for the most common formats (A4 and A5).
Pay attention to the width of the strokesPay attention to the width of any lines or squares in your notebook! Let’s have a look at the minimum values guaranteed in order to print the files properly:
- For continuous lines, the minimum width of the stroke shall be 0.5pt 20% black
- For dotted lines, the minimum shall be 1pt 30% black
- For dashed lines 0.5pt 50% black
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, our preprinting department will thoroughly check and fix any problem, if needed.
Otherwise, contact us. We are always willing to resolve any doubt.