Follow our simple step by step guide to design and prepare your softcover book/photo book for print with Cloudprinter.com.
Download Photobook 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 softcover book/photo book for print:
- Choose the size and page orientation
Select one of the available sizes at Cloudprinter.com to design and prepare for printing your softcover book/photo book.
Choose which fits you best — landscape or portrait page orientation.
- Set page bleeds
To make sure the pages of your softcover book/photo book are cut properly, don't forget to set 3 mm (0.125 in) bleeds on each side of your softcover book/photo book.
- Determine spine width
To design and print your softcover book/photo book, you'll need to determine the spine width.
For this purpose, use our calculator at https://docs.cloudprinter.com/client/spine-width-calculator/
- Calculate softcover (perfect bind) size
Add cover spine and cover sides to find the size of your softcover (perfect bind).
- Set softcover (perfect bind) bleeds
While preparing your softcover (perfect bind) for print, don't forget to set 3 mm (0.125 in) bleed areas on each side of the cover.
- Prepare softcover (perfect bind) file for printing
- Set 300 DPI resolution
- Choose RGB print
- Save the file in PDF/X-4.
Done! Now you can print your softcover book/photo book anywhere in the world as close to your delivery destination as possible.