Designing books and magazines is a beautiful art form, but transitioning from digital pixels to the printed page can be a challenge. Fortunately, when you use Peecho for your publication, you'll have fewer worries about standardization and print-ready components. However, there are still some important considerations to optimize your print product and make it shine.
The cover includes the front cover, the inside of the front cover, the inside of the back cover, and the back cover page. These pages typically appear at the beginning and end of your document.
For the cover of your product, we recommend leaving at least 1 cm of free space along the borders of each page. By "free space," we mean an area without any text, but instead, you can use whitespace, images, or background colors. To ensure proper binding, it's best to increase the free space to approximately 2 mm near the spine on the inside of the cover. This space accounts for where the pages with the content will be glued together.
The "inside" refers to all the remaining pages, which make up the content of your product. To ensure a successful print, it's essential to leave at least 1 cm of clear space near the borders of your document.
To achieve the expected result, it is a good idea to add more space near the spine compared to the outside of the pages. This accounts for the glue area and the fold in the binding process.
When using image spreads across two pages, we recommend adding an overlap near the spine. In other words, each page should have a portion of the photo from the other page on the inside. This prevents any parts of your photo from being hidden in the middle fold during printing. This technique is reminiscent of how magazines and photo books were traditionally laid out.
By following these guidelines, you can create a visually appealing and professionally printed publication. If you have any questions or need further assistance with your design, feel free to reach out to our support team. Happy designing!