MAKING AND ORDERING A PERFECT BOUND BOOK
All book orders should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance.
A) Design the interior and cover of your book.
Design the interior of your book.
Perfect binding works best for books that are 20+ pages.
Lay out your book, preferably in InDesign with facing pages. If you use another application for layout you can send us a PDF.
Keep important content ¼” away from the edge of pages to avoid being trimmed.
For content that will bleed off the edge make sure to include AT LEAST ⅛” of bleed.
Proof your document on screen or as a BW print. Catch your mistakes now!
Package your InDesign file (File > Package)
Or save or export your pages as a PDF if using another application.
Design the cover of your book.
Your cover should be a separate file (can be done in PSD, AI, or ID).
Make sure to indicate front, back, and spine areas of your cover.
Estimate the width of your spine and design accordingly. (HERE’S A TOOL)
Save your cover file with all elements (embedding elements in AI, packaging ID, flattened PSD/TIFF, etc.).
B) Submit two order forms:
One form for the laser prints for the interior and cover pages of your book.
Minimum turnaround time of 24 hours for all binding orders.
C) What we do:
Confirm order with estimate.
Confirm all needed elements are present and files set up correctly.
Print cover on requested paper.
Measure and crease cover.
Print interior pages, confirming front/back alignment and registration.
Charge your PaperCut account.
You pick up your book!