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How do I create a book cover design template for an EBM?

Apr 28, 2013 10:50 AM

Hello All..

I need to create a book cover template that will be printed on an Espresso Book Machine. I have viewed the video on Youtube so I get how to setup the pages (e.g. margins, bleed, etc.), I using InDesign 6.


The part I cannot figure out (and I know this is a newbie question) is how to set the paper size (EBM cover stock is 11x17) to be larger than the size of the book. The trim size of the book is 5.83 x 8.27 but because it is being printed on an EBM the cover (pdf) needs to be centered on 11x17 paper.


Is this possible...?

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    Apr 28, 2013 12:47 PM   in reply to MGoode212

    If you do not create the cover as a separate document (like most do) you can use the Page Tool to select separate pages and change their size. Look at your help in InDesign to find out how to use the Page Tool if you don't know how.

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