File Checklist

[Please read and follow these instructions to ensure your final product turns out beautifully]

BLEED AND SAFE ZONE

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  • Add 3mm (0.0125") bleed on all four sides. 
  • Trim size: 8.5" X 11" -> File size: should be 8.525" X 11.025" 
  • Make sure the background graphics fill the bleed area
  • Make sure there is no important design elements within 3mm(0.0125") from the trimming line.
  • How to add bleed in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop?
  • WHY? It will print on a larger paper and get trimmed off. If there is no bleed, white borders could show. Cutting machines can't cut off exactly to the edge. 
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PAGINATION

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  • 1 sheet = 2 pages 
  • Cover has 4 pages. 
  • We will provide cover templates for softcover and hardcover 
  • Saddle stitch:
    • Page count must be a multiple of 4
    • No spine. 
    • Combine individual cover pages with text pages.
    • If your inner cover pages are blank you still need to include blank pages in the file!

RESOLUTION AND COLOR SETTING

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  • 300 dpi resolution
  • CMYK (Not RGB) 
  • Rich Black: C=60, M=40, Y=40, K=100 
    • Use K 100% if you have small text or line in the background