Book File Guidelines

Please review our book layout guidelines before ordering to avoid any delays during your order process. We preflight your submitted files with proven software to ensure your book will be printed exactly to your specifications. If not, you will be contacted and asked to resubmit newly corrected files or for a nominal charge we can make the necessary changes for you.

Inside Pages:

  • File Format: PDF
  • Fonts: Embedded
  • Image Resolution: Minimum 300 dpi
  • Color Images: CMYK (Not RGB)
  • Black & White Images: Grayscale (Not CMYK or RGB)
  • Page Size: Make the same as the finished trim size
  • Bleeds: Extend .125” if applicable
  • Page Setup: Make one single page PDF file (not spreads)
  • Margins: Minimum .50”-.75”

Cover:

  • File Format: PDF
  • Fonts: Embedded
  • Image Resolution: Minimum 300 dpi
  • Color Images: CMYK (Not RGB)
  • Design Layout: One PDF file which includes front cover, spine, and back cover
  • Bleeds: Extend .125” around perimeter
  • Page Setup: Make one single page PDF file (not spreads)
  • Spine Width: Width is determined by the number of pages and the type of paper used. See our spine calculator.