Learn how to design and prepare your notebook for global print with Cloudprinter.com.

Download Notebook Templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link.

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your file for print, you’ll have to exclude the bleeds layer.

Follow these 6 simple steps to design and prepare your notebook for global print with Cloudprinter.com:

  1. Choose the size and cover

    Select from available notebook sizes and pick the cover that fits you best:

    - Case wrap
    - Case wrap with pad
    - Coil binding.
  2. Select sheet style

    There are 3 available sheet styles, simply choose the one that fits you best:

    - Dotted
    - Lined
    - Blank.
  3. Determine spine width

    This step is relevant for Notebook A5 CW P and Notebook A5 CW with pad P, as these notebooks have a spine.

    For this, use our calculator via the link: https://docs.cloudprinter.com/client/spine-width-calculator/ 
  4. Calculate the cover size

    This step is relevant for Notebook A5 CW P and Notebook A5 CW with pad P. While designing your notebook, you'll need to determine the size of your book cover, for this, add up:

    Notebook A5 CW P

    - Cover spine
    - Cover squeeze — 5mm (0.197 in)
    - Cover sides
    - Cover overlap — 3 mm (0.125 in)
    - Cover wrap — 18 mm (0.750 in).

    Notebook A5 CW with pad P

    - Cover spine
    - Cover squeeze — 5mm (0.197 in)
    - Cover sides
    - Cover overlap — 6 mm (0.197 inch)
    - Cover wrap — 18 mm (0.750 in).
  5. Set bleeds

    Don't forget to set 3 mm (0.125 in) bleeds at each side of your notebook cover to make sure you don't lose any important data.
  6. Prepare the file for print

    Prepare notebook cover file for printing:

    - Set 300 DPI resolution
    - Choose RGB print
    - Save the file in PDF/X-4.

    After you've completed all of the above steps, you can print your notebook globally as close to the delivery destination as possible.