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Can I Supply a PDF file?

You sure can, just be sure to supply it to our specifications below and we'll make a stunning photobook, portfolio or client presentation from your PDF.

Please supply your artwork as a multi-page PDF for the pages (single pages not as double page spreads) and a separate PDF for your cover (as required). A list of our recommended software for creating your PDF book designs can be found here.

Once your layout is complete, save your artwork as a high resolution PDF (Press Quality). PDF's can be sent to us via our Virtual DropBox or via CD. Upon receipt of your artwork Clickonprint will provide a quote for the production of your order. Please include your full contact details and order specifications.  Your order will not proceed into production until you can confirmed the quote and your payment has been processed.

Please Note: As PDF orders must be created and processed outside of our software a $20 surcharge fee is applicable per order. This surcharge covers the manual creation & processing of your order and the pre-press checks & imposition required for print.


 

Book Format Specifications:


Budget A4 Landscape: 
Pages: 297 x 210 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: Black Algora hard cover with optional Foil embossing. No printed cover available.

Custom 8in Square:
Pages: 200 x 200 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: PhotoCover dimensions depend on number of pages, see the attached excel spreadsheet.

Custom A5 Landscape:
Pages: 210 x 148.5 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: PhotoCover dimensions depend on number of pages, see the attached excel spreadsheet.

Custom A4 Portrait: 
Pages: 210 x 297 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: Exact dimensions depend on number of pages, see the attached excel spreadsheet.

Custom A4 Landscape:
Pages: 297 x 210 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: Exact dimensions depend on number of pages, see the attached excel spreadsheet.

Custom 12in Square:
Pages: 300 x 300 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: Exact dimensions depend on number of pages, see the attached excel spreadsheet.

Custom 10in Square:
Pages: 250 x 250 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: Exact dimensions depend on number of pages, see the attached excel spreadsheet.

Custom A3 Landscape:
Pages: 420 x 297 mm plus a 3mm bleed edge on all sides.
Cover: Exact dimensions depend on number of pages, see the attached excel spreadsheet.


General Specifications:


Bleed:
Please include a 3mm bleed edge of all edges of the pages. More information about bleed can be found in this article.

Margins:

To ensure no critical elements (eg. text or faces) are trimmed or hidden by the binding please allow a 7mm margin on either side of the gutter (inside edge) and 5mm on all other sides.

Book Layout:
Just like any other book or bound document our photobooks start with a single first page, followed by double page spreads and ending on a single page. The number of pages should be kept to an even number (an odd number will result in a blank last page). For more information regarding the structure of our photobooks please click here.

ColourSpace:
Artwork can be supplied in either RGB or CMYK. We will honour the embedded colour profile when converting files on-press for print.

PDF Specifications:
Please export to PDF using a print quality Adobe default preset. We recommend the 'High Print Quality' setting. Please be sure to include the bleed area when exporting PDFs.


PDF Order Disclaimer

When supplying artwork created outside of our software we assume that you are experienced in creating artwork for print. You are responsible for the supply of artwork to the correct document setup, structure and resolution. Your artwork will be preflighted before print to check that it meets our page specification however Clickonprint will not check the content of your artwork for it's correctness. If you have any question regarding the supply of PDF or are unsure about the specifications our support staff are happy to assist.

 

Related Articles:

What other software can I use to create my photobook layout?
Can I create full page images in another program?
The Anatomy of a PhotoBook

Attachments to this article:
Clickonprint Custom PhotoCover specifications.




Clickonprint_CustomCover_SetupGuide.xls

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