In a nutshell
+ Average turnaround time: 5-7 working days
+ we recommend the pages inside to be printed onto a 120gsm/135gsm paper so they can open nicely
+ please make sure to leave decent margins for your text or photos with borders so they don't disappear in the binding.
Here we recommend 30mm margins inside and 12mm top, bottom and outer.
+ we usually work with a 350gsm card cover creased 15mm away from the edge
+ like all our books, it’s handmade from scratch in our studio
Artwork requirement for this method of binding
Pages: for the Japanese binding’s pages you will need to plan about 30 mm margins on the binding edge (15mm lost in the binding + a decent border in the print area). Please supply the artwork with the correct page count as a high quality print PDF and don't forget to also include 3mm bleed all around the pages. No need to include the covers in this PDF, we'll treat the cover separately. If you wish to print your pages with us find out more about print-ready artwork.
Foil-blocking or Printed covers: simply select this option and we will send you an InDesign cover template once your order is being processed.