|Artwork Size||6-3/8 x 9-1/8|
|Page Area||5-5/8 x 8-7/8|
|Live Area||5-1/8 x 8-3/8|
|Left Side Bleed||3/8|
|Right Side Bleed||3/8|
|Top & Bottom Bleed||1/8|
Your full-page ad will be spiral bound on either the left or the right side. This spiral binding uses about 1/4″ of page width. In most cases we won’t know which side has the binding until the final layout of the book is done. To ensure that your printed ad will be properly centred on the page and will have enough bleed to cover the area under the spiral binding, it is necessary for you to build your ad to the exact dimensions specified.
Please refer to the illustrations below to guide you through building your ad to the necessary specifications.
Artwork Size: 6-3/8 x 9-1/8
This size ensures that there is enough bleed, including what goes under binding regardless of whether the ad gets bound on the left or right.
Live Area: 5-1/8 x 8-3/8
All the important elements of the ad, including all type, must be within this area.
Page Area: 5-5/8 x 8-7/8
This is the size of the visible page, not counting the area which will be partly hidden under the spiral binding. Everything outside of this area will either be cut off or partly hidden under the binding.
Bleed: 3/8″ on sides, 1/8″ on top & bottom
The bleed areas on the top and bottom and one of the sides will be trimmed off, the bleed on the other side will be partly hidden under the spiral binding. The 3/8″ bleed on the sides ensures that there is enough for the binding as well as normal bleed.
This 1/4″ space between the live area and the edge of the page ensures that nothing gets too close to the edge, or even cut off, due to variations in trimming throughout the press run.
Right Hand Page
Note how 1/4″ of the bleed on the left side is partly visible under the spiral binding. Note also how live area is properly centred on the page and all the important elements of the ad have adequate breathing room due to the 1/4″ safety around the live area.
Left Hand Page
In this case it is the right side bleed that is partly visible under the spiral binding and the live area is still properly centred on the page. Since we won’t know in advance which side your ad will be on, we require the full 3/8″ bleed on both sides.