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Saving Artwork for Perfect Binding

If you are setting up a book which will be perfect bound, remember the spine gutter margin should be at least 7mm wider than the for-edge margin to compensate for the thickness of the book. This will overcome your text and images falling into the spine and will also help to make them more visually centred. In the example shown above there is a gutter of 15mm on all edges except the spine where there is an additional 7mm making a total of 22mm. ?This example shows the correct method for setting up a crossover for a perfect bound book.Although it looks odd in its flat form the 2 halves will line up correctly when the book is bound.

Perfect Bound Crossover Images

Images which cross over 2 pages (particularly IFC-first page or last page-IBC) will appear to overlap because of the cover being nipped on due to the perfect binding process. Such images need to be placed independently and moved 7mm to the left and right respectively so that they visually meet correctly at the point where the cover and page join.

This example shows how you would normally set up a crossover image in a saddle-stitched job. However, by using this method for a perfect bound job, the finished result would look like the example on the right.

This example shows the correct method for setting up a crossover for a perfect bound book. Although it looks odd in its flat form the 2 halves will line up correctly when the book is bound.

Spine Width Calculation



Quantity of Cover PagesCover Thickness (uM/mic)Section BulkOverall Spine Width
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Quantity of Text PagesText Thickness (uM/mic)
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UV Coating
Print products with UV coating produce a particularly vibrant and high-quality effect.

 

Suitable for a wide range of print products
Ideal for enhancing image brochures
Added stability and scratch resistance for postcards or business cards

 

Lamination
A thin film protects your print products from external effects and give them a distinguished feel.

 

Can be applied on one or both sides
Suitable for a wide range of print products
Various types of effects thanks to silk or gloss film