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Pagination

When doing a design/layout for a newsletter or book, it will help us if you provide your files already paginated. In fact, if you have any copy, photos or background screens that run between two pages, it is required.

See below for an example of a paginated 12 page book.
11 x 17”, folded, collated and stapled to make an 8 1/2 x 11” book:

Page 1, or the “cover”, is always on the right side, with the last page, or “back cover”, on the left. It is helpful to make a paper “dummy”, folding and numbering the sheets of your book. Then you can open the pages up flat, and easily see how the pages should paginate. Remember: each “sheet” of paper, when paginatated equals four complete pages.

(Page 3 and page 10 shown in detail


Registrations Marks & Color Separations

If your finished piece will be 2 or more colors, overprinting or
close registration, save your files to include:
• Page information
• Crop marks/registration marks
• Color separations
If you have bleeds: extend your bleed area outside of the cropmarks.
This will ensure a true “bleed” when we cut your finished piece

Composite file in color:
This represents finished project in Black, Blue and Red inks.
Separated file:
This separation represents what will print in Red ink.
Separated file:
This separation represents what will print in Black ink.
Separated file:
This separation represents what will print in Blue ink.
Color separated PDF’s: include crop marks, turn off compression, and embed all fonts and images used in the document.

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