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Paperback books (how to prepare) [Back]




Spine width

To estimate spine width
for uncoated paper 80 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,05mm (round up to 1mm);
for uncoated paper 90 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,055mm (round up to 1mm);
for uncoated paper 70 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,045mm (round up to 1mm) ;
for uncoated paper 120 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,074mm (round up to 1mm);
for uncoated paper 150 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,0925mm (round up to 1mm);
for volume paper Ecco-Book Cream and White vol. 2.0, 70 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,0685mm (round up to 1mm);
for volume paper Ecco-Book Lux vol. 1.8, 90 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,078mm (round up to 1mm);
for volume paper Munken Print White and Cream vol. 1.5 90 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,0675mm (round up to 1mm);
for volume paper Munken Print White and Cream vol. 1.5 150 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,1125mm (round up to 1mm);
for coated paper matt and gloss 115 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,045mm (round up to 1mm);
for coated paper gloss 150 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,052mm (round up to 1mm);
for coated paper matt 150 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,06mm (round up to 1mm);
for coated paper matt and gloss 200 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,084mm (round up to 1mm);


Inkjet papers:

To estimate spine width
for JetStar uncoated paper 80 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,05mm (round up to 1mm);
for volume paper Alto vol. 1.5 90 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,0675mm (round up to 1mm);
for volume paper Bio Top 3 vol. 1.35 90 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,06075mm (round up to 1mm);
for volume paper Munken Print Cream vol. 1.5 90 g/m2 - page count should be multiplied by 0,0675mm (round up to 1mm);


Example: Our Book has 250 pages printed on uncoated paper 80 g/m2, spine width = 250 x 0,05mm = 12,5mm ~ 13mm



Preparing cover for A4 size
(210mm x 297mm)
horizontal length: 210mm x 2 + spine + 6mm bleed = 426mm + spine;
vertical length: 297mm + 6mm bleed  = 303mm


Preparing cover for A5 size (148mm x 210mm)
horizontal length: 148mm x 2 + spine + 6mm bleed = 302mm + spine;
vertical length: 210mm + 6mm bleed  = 216mm


Preparing cover for B5 size (170mm x 240mm)
horizontal length: 170mm x 2 + spine + 6mm bleed = 346mm + spine;
vertical length: 240mm + 6mm bleed  = 246mm 



There is no bleed required for black&white pages
7 mm margins is required.




Note: Do not put any text on books spine thinner then 6mm


Lines
Minimal line thickness is 0,25p (0,088mm)

Fonts
Minimal font size is 4p
All fonts in text should be converted to curves or embedded with the pdf file. 


Background
Minimum colour use is 5% of any component (i.e.: C-0 M-0 Y-0 K-5)
Full blackness is achieved by using only black component (C-0 M-0 Y-0 K-100), no need to use other components
Colour - only CMYK scale in every graphic project. If you want to use spot colours (Pantone, HKS, etc.) you should look for adequate CMYK representation.


Gradients
Gradients shouldn't be less then 5% of tonal transition.


Resolution
Pictures and graphics should have 300DPI resolution and CMYK colour space (SWOP Coated CMYK)

Files
Prefered file format is PDF. Other file formats are accpeted but we will charge additional fee for converting.


Accepted file formats:
CDR CorelDraw ver. 11, fonts converted to curves, CMYK
JPG resolution 300 DPI, maximum quality, CMYK