5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2015 12:28 PM by Jeffrey_Smith

    File preparation > Casebound smyth sewn book

    Z-GrimV Level 1



      I've prepared a 288 page book, that is full colour on each page, including background etc which will be casebound smyth sewn.  It's been designed as facing pages with only bleed on the outside edges.


      I asked the printer to provide PDF specs and they told me that each page needs to have a 3mm bleed on each side of the page, including margin/inside.  OK, for me this is a little confusing as I didn't expect to have create an inside bleed/gutter.


      Is it normal to provide inside bleed/gutter for casebound smyth sewn books?  Wouldn't imposition software take care of potential creep?


      Any advice on this would be highly appreciated as I don't want to mess up the print job


      Thanks and regards,