Setting up the pages for a book (Multiple pages stapled together to create a booklet) can be a bit confusing.
For the "Printer's Spread" version, We've created a PDF that should help you set these up. You can download that informational PDF HERE.
Our booklet templates are arranged in either reader's spreads (default) or printer’s spreads. Each page of the document has 2 booklet pages side by side. The pages are not in numerical order (reader’s spreads). The
pages are numbered so that when printed, trimmed and bound they will be in the correct
order.The page numbers are marked in the templates and should not be rearranged.
This illustration shows the 4 spreads that make up an 8 page booklet with the pages
numbered in printer's spread.
(Our templates default to Reader's spread): You can also use the reader's spread version of this template which will aline the pages in order of pagination - The pages are are in numerical order. If your project displays the incorrect version in your proof, you may need to have your quote adjusted. Give us a call and we can set that up for you.
If you're preparing one of our multi-page templates (such as a booklet), the ideal application
to do so is a fully featured layout application (such as InDesign, Illustrator, or CorelDraw). We do supply a PDF (which shows a 2 panel spread) - which can be opened in Photoshop, but as Photoshop does not support multipage layouts, you'll need to build each spread, two pages at a time.
We have templates created for the layout applications mentioned that are properly paginated
for you already (in printer spreads). Putting the artwork together in Photoshop is possible, but
may be a bit more time consuming. Once all 8 pages are set up, you'll need to merge
them into one PDF file. You can do this by using Acrobat Pro (if you have it) and saving a single
PDF file, or using this free website http://smallpdf.com/merge-pdf and uploading
your files to it, and saving out a merged PDF.
When opening the template PDF in Photoshop, please be sure to set the following options correctly:
· "Crop To"- Media Box
· "Mode" - CMYK
· "Resolution"- 300 DPI
If you don't have any of the Adobe software to create your booklet - (For some projects) you may be able to build your booklet using our Design Online Submission method using our free online tools.