Understanding your Perfect Bound Digital Proof
For correct viewing, only use Adobe Acrobat to view files. Do not use your phone to review files unless you open the document in the Adobe Acrobat phone app. Download files onto your computer first, then make sure open them using Adobe Acrobat.
Link to free app: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
For the most power, use Adobe Acrobat Pro
which comes with a creative cloud subscription.
This proof is designed to give you the tools necessary to most closely predict the final outcome of your physical book. There are two general components to a Perfect Bound book
- Interior book block
The proof file a good file to start looking at. It's our best effort to show you how your document will look once it's complete. It's not the complete way for print success though. For pure printing bliss, a graphic designer needs to review the report to fix any potential print challenges.
_reports = a detailed report
that a graphic designer should review to fix potential print challenges.
_source files = the files we used to create the proof, reports, and print files.
_to print = the files we'll use to actually print if you approve
Full Perfect Bound Book Guide
Perfect bound books have two main components. The Cover - this is the outside portion of the book. Typically, it's printed on thicker paper. The cover wraps around the interior pages and then holds together the paper using glue. We use PUR glue for ...
Digital Die Cutting Setup
Summary For advanced users(no instructions needed) Our digital cutter uses spot colors to determine how to cut/crease/punch/kisscut your art. Remember to assign the stroke as "overfill stroke" in your attributes pallet so that artwork underneath ...
Digital Die Cutting Setup
Summary For advanced users(no instructions needed) Our digital cutter uses spot colors to determine how to cut/crease/punch/kisscut your art. Download spot colors by clicking here. Remember to assign the stroke as "overfill stroke" in your ...
How to set up the first file you send to us for Perfect Bound Books.
First goal - Determine the Flow of your Book One of the more confusing parts about book printing is how to communicate and set up files for: the cover - this typically "wraps around" the interior interior book block - the interior pages of the book ...
CMYK Printing Challenges with Potential Solutions
This guide will teach you the very basics of spot colors. This includes: what is a spot color vs process color why we use spot colors how to check if spot colors are correctly assigned how to make a spot color from scratch What are process colors? In ...