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For a faster lead time in processing any book print orders, it’s best to supply two print-ready PDF files. One PDF exclusively for your book cover, and another file for the collective inner pieces. Once you know the final page count and paper choice, we can further assist you in offering advice in regards to cover spine width.If your file is under 20MB in size, we can accept it directly over email: email@example.com If it exceeds 20MB you can upload to www.mailbigfile.com (or www.wetransfer.com) free of charge, with our email address as the recipient. The manuscript should be sent as one complete file in single page order (from page one to the end), with all fonts and images embedded within. Please remember, cover art should always be submitted separately from the manuscript.Should you require any help in setting up your files, or need a printing and/or self publishing quote, please don’t hesitate to call us at +44 333 733 1433.
- Bleed – 3mm
- Margin – 5mm
- Crop marks
- Resolution – 300 dpi or above
- Colour – CMYK
- Fonts & content – embedded
- Flatten all images and layers
- Artwork size matches paper size (e.g. A4 file, choose A4 paper size)
- PDF with single pages (no spreads, except for folded sheets)
- Consistent page orientation (do not mix landscape & portrait pages)
- Compress your file size
UK Book Printing prints books in: A5, A4, Royal, Demy, B Format, Crown & Programme or a customisable size of your choice. Alternatively, dependent upon the type of magazine you wish to print, we have various formats to suit all of your printing needs as follows.A4 210 x 297 mm Perfect for manuals, photo books, recipes, reference books and more.
A5 148 x 210 mm Great for handbooks, directories, novels, and more.
Royal 156 x 234 mm Ideal for graphic novels, travel diaries, works of fiction and more.
Demy 138 x 216 mm Optimal for poetry, novels, guides and more.
B Format 129 x 198 mm Also known as the PocketBook format, this size is excellent for memoirs, pocket guides, short novels, travel guides and more.
Crown Quarto 246 x 189 mm
Programme 240 × 170 mm Just right for booklets and informational brochures.