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|Size||Width (mm)||Height (mm)|
|Square – 210||210||210|
|paper weight ►Binding ▼||100,|
|8 – 40|
|8 – 64|
|8 – 56|
|8 – 44|
|24 – 400|
|40 – 400|
|32 – 400|
|28 – 400|
How to upload your files
We accept files in any way that suits you. You can send us single pages or spreads, or put all the pages of your book into one large, combined file.
For best print reproduction, we recommend creating your artwork in a 300 DPI resolution and in CMYK colour using the GRACoL 2006 colour profile, then uploaded as a PDF.
The maximum file upload is 2GB. Please contact our team if your file size is larger and we'll help you get your file into the workflow.Pages
For the pages of your book, we recommend adding a 3mm bleed to the outside of your page designs and a 5mm quiet area on the inside of the page edges. Be sure to increase the quiet area to 8mm on the spine-facing edge of the page.
Perfect Bound Book Covers
Because the cover for a perfect bound book has a spine, we need you to either supply a separate ‘spine’ file or to upload a single cover design named ‘coverspread’ with your front cover, spine and back cover in a single spread. Our online ordering system will calculate the spine depth when you add pages to your order, so you will know how large it is.
Hardback Book Covers
The cover for a hardback book differs from the covers for our other products. Rather than four pages making up the cover, like a booklet, a hardcover book has a front cover, spine, and back cover.
To print the cover for your hardback books, we need a large bleed area so that your cover design wraps around the top of the inside cover area. Please add a 20mm bleed area to the edges of your cover design with the expectation that this will wrap around to the other side of the hardcover.
Our online ordering system will calculate the spine depth when you add pages to your order, so you will know how large it is. We ask for a 20mm bleed area on the top and bottom of the spine and 5mm bleed area ‘hinges’ added either side.
Do not upload a separate ‘spine’ file. Please upload a single cover design file named ‘coverspread’ with your front cover, spine and back cover in a single spread.
Total Hardcover Width with Bleed
20mm bleed + front cover width + 5mm hinge + spine width + 5mm hinge + back cover width + 20mm bleed
And don’t forget the 20mm bleed across the top and bottom.
Once your artwork is set up correctly, our system will automatically populate the cover area for you to see in the proof.
Hardcover Quiet Area
For the hardcover of your book, we also recommend leaving a “quiet area” or margin of 8mm around the edge.
Endpapers are the inside front and back covers of your hardcover book. These endpapers cannot be printed on. Please note that when you are ordering a hardcover book, the endpaper pages will be locked and you will be unable to add anything to them. Pay attention to the order of your pages, as the locked endpapers may throw off your page sequence. You can choose either solid white or black endpapers.
Dust Jacket Print File Set Up
If you choose to add a dust jacket for your hardcover book, please upload a separate file named ’dustjacket’’ with your dust jacket design as a single spread.
Your dust jacket will be printed on a single sheet of paper that wraps around the outside of your hardcover book. So we recommend dividing your dust jacket design into several sections. These include a front flap, hinge, front, spine, back, hinge, and back flap.
The flaps are 60mm or 80mm wide, depending on the size of your book. The hinges where the dustjack wraps around the edges of the hardcover are 7mm, while the front and back are the same size as your book. The spine will be the same size as the spine of your book, so it fits tightly in place. And don’t forget to add a 3mm bleed to all of the edges of your single sheet dustjacket design.
Total Dust Jacket Width with Bleed
3mm bleed + front flap width + 7mm hinge + front cover width + spine width + back cover + 7mm hinge + back flap width + 3mm bleed
And don’t forget the 3mm bleed across the top and bottom.
Dust Jacket Flap Sizes
|Size and Orientation||Width x Height (mm)||Flap Width (mm)|
|A6 portrait||105 x 148||60|
|A6 landscape||148 x 105||80|
|A5 portrait||148 x 210||60|
|A5 landscape||210 x 148||80|
|A4 portrait||210 x 297||80|
|Novel portrait||127 x 203||60|
|Novel landscape||203 x 127||80|
|Standard portrait||132 x 197||60|
|Standard landscape||197 x 132||80|
|Demy portrait||138 x 216||60|
|Demy landscape||216 x 138||80|
|US Royal portrait||152 x 229||80|
|US Royal landscape||229 x 152||80|
|Royal portrait||156 x 234||80|
|Royal landscape||234 x 156||80|
|210mm square||210 x 210||80|
We created YouLovePrint to make professional book printing available to everyone online. As part of the PurePrint Group, we print everything ourselves in the UK on industry leading printing machines. Our team of print experts are committed to achieving the print quality that your books deserve.
We recommend uploading single pages organised within a single PDF file. Please upload your book cover separately.
Yes. Please name this file 'coverspread'. For information how to set up your artwork see the information above on this page
For small runs, we tend to print your books on HP Indigos for digital printing and for larger runs of 1,000+ copies, we use Heidelberg Speedmasters for offset litho printing. For more information, please see our plant list.
Yes. All our papers are FSC® certified, we are a CarbonNeutral® company and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified. For more information, please see our sustainability accreditations.
Nope. You can enjoy full use of our web-to-print platform and customer services without paying a penny. You only pay when you're absolutely ready to print.
Our web-to-print system accepts most file types. However, we highly recommend a 300dpi high resolution PDF for the best results. Please check your digital proofs prior to printing.
Not yet, but soon. In the meantime, we recommend adding a 3mm bleed area to the outside of your interior pages and a 5mm quiet area on the inside of your interior pages. For more information, visit our print file setup guide.
Yes. Once you upload your artwork files, our online printing system has a book proofing feature to help you check your proofs, flag any issues and ask our customer service team any questions you may have before you send your job into production.
Our system will calculate the spine width of your book for you when you visit our file uploading page. Don't forget to upload your spine file.
No. Printed books are exempt from VAT.
We only use the best printing technology, top of the range equipment with commercial grade paper to bring you high quality, premium print.
Many products such as booklets, flyers and leaflets are not subject to VAT. Although, some items including posters and postcards are. We will calculate this for you at the checkout.
If you add multiple print jobs to a single order, we’ll combine your shipping costs. Click the Add to Cart button to view the total price, including delivery.
If you’d like to see examples of our high quality printing, email us with your address and the printed items that you would like to receive.