How to properly create files
In order to create a layout for your wall calendars with a free template, you have to follow a simple set of rules. Let’s have a look at them together!
Graphic file – 13 sheets
Wall calendars with the free 13-sheet template (26 pages) are generally only printed on the front side. Since they are meant to be hung on the wall, the back of the pages showing the months is left blank because it cannot be seen by customers.
So, set up a 13-page file in reading order from the cover to the last month, that is December. Instead, if you want to print on the back side of the months too, you will have to set up a 26-page file. It shall be, once again, in reading order and the months shall be placed on odd numbers (i.e. 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.).
Graphic file – 7 sheets
For wall calendars with the free 7-sheet template, you should take into account a very important aspect of the reading order: for the calendar pages to be turned only once throughout the year, the first six months shall be placed on odd pages. If you want to make it easy, please follow the suggested layout order in the chart below.
As usual, our suggestion is to make a double-sided print proof of the file (also a reduced version of it) before sending it for printing so that you can check it out yourself.
Example of a 7-page wall calendar order
|Sheet||Front pages||Back pages|
|1||P.1 - Cover||P.2 - Back of the cover
|2||P.3 - January||P.4 - December|
|3||P.5 - February||P.6 - November|
|4||P.7 - March||P.8 - October|
|5||P.9 - April||P.10 - September|
|6||P.11 - May||P.12 - August|
|7||P.13 - June||P.14 - July|
Graphic file – Custom number of pages
If your calendar has a different number of pages than the suggested ones, it is essential that you make a print proof so as to make sure that the order is correct. Moreover, it would be advisable to inform us about any details in the order notes.
Pay attention to punchingIn order to avoid any problem with the graphic designs, make sure you pay particular attention to the space to be kept free for punching at the top edge. The space needed is 2cm from the top cut edge. Do not place any logos, texts or other important elements there in order to prevent them from being punched.
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: 300ppi
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.