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How to design Book/Photo Book Softcover?

Learn how to design and print Softcover Book/Photobook globally with Cloudprinter.com in just a few simple steps.

Download Softcover Book/Photobook Book Templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your file for print, you’ll have to exclude the bleeds layer.

Follow these simple steps to design and prepare your Softcover Book/Photobook for print:



1. Choose the size and page orientation

To design a Softcover Book/Photobook you'll first need to choose one of the available sizes at Cloudprinter.com.
Also, you'll have to decide on page orientation — landscape, portrait, or square.

2. The print file’s requirements:

To be able to print your Softcover Book/Photobook, you have to upload 2 print files: 1 cover print file and a 1-page block print file.

3. Preparing your Softcover Book/Photobook cover print file:

  • To design and print your Softcover Book/Photobook, you'll need to determine the spine width. For this purpose, use our spine width calculator

  • Setting Softcover Book/Photobook cover bleeds
    Set 3 mm (0.125 in) on each side of your Softcover Book/Photobook cover print file.

4.  Preparing your Softcover Book/Photobook page block print file:

Don't forget to set the bleeds while designing your Softcover Book/Photobook page block print file to ensure the pages of your Softcover Book/Photobook are cut appropriately.
Set 3 mm (0.125 in) on each side of your Softcover Book/Photobook page block print file.

5. Prepare Softcover Book/Photobook (cover and page block) for printing:

  • Set 300 DPI resolution

  • Choose RGB print 

  • Save the file in PDF/X-4.

Well done! Now you can print your Softcover Book/Photobook all over the world as close to the delivery destination as possible.