Crash course in putting togther full color printed book
November 23, 2004 2:07 PM Subscribe
I have 2 days to put together a full color printed book, consisting of up to 20 double-sided pages that has to look as sweet looking as possible, but I know nothing about printing technology or what can be done. [MI]
posted by banished to media & arts (12 answers total)
Should I design the publication using pantone colors or CMYK? What dimensions should I design for? I am thinking I will design 8.5" by 8.5" because this project has to be done so quickly if all else fails, at the 8.5" x 8.5" dimension I can print out on standard paper at Kinkos or even on a standard color printer. This is a worst case scenario though. I would like the cover to have a strong cardboard like stock, glossy white maybe, with glossy white pages. It is an extremely short run, I need about 3 copies. If I design for 8.5" x 8.5", how much of all of the edges will be cut off? how far to the edge should I design?