Print and Binding Instructions

Templates

Photoshop templates of our most popular sizes are available to get you started. Download the one that fits your final album size, open with Photoshop and drag your images onto the template to begin your design. psd templates

Layout Requirements

We print in the panoramic format. Double the width of the final album to get spread size.

Example: For a 10x10 album, you would design 10" high by 20" wide.

The first and last pages of an album may be submitted as single images or 2 page spreads.

Resolution: 200dpi

The Durst Lambda printer outputs at 200dpi. Higher resolution files are not necessary and will lengthen your FTP times unnecessarily.

Color Space: sRGB (Please Do not submit files in CMYK Format or your final print quality will suffer)

Trim Area: 1/4"

We trim off roughly 1/8th inch to 1/4th inch of all outside page spread edges.

We recomend you design your spread to the actual edges of the PSD template provided.

Full-bleed images must extend beyond the trim area to the page edge. Clone extra background, frame it in a border, or float the image against a solid color like black (i.e. black background flush to the edges). This will eliminate any surprises in the trimming process.

If you are making a design that will be made into both a full-sized album and a mini-clone, allow for at least 1/2 inch trim area. The percentage of area that gets trimmed will be greater in the smaller copy then on the original. Be sure to allow for this in your design, by keeping critical areas away from the outter edges.

Numbering pages

Number your pages in the order that they are to appear in the album. Each 2-page spread has one number 01.jpg, 02.jpg, 03.jpg etc...

A 30 side album of 15 panorames, will be numbered 1.jpg -15.jpg

A 30 side album with single-side front and back pages will be numbered 1.jpg-16.jpg because the front and back pages are one side each and submitted seprately.

Saving files

We accept single layer JPG images only. Use a high quality setting like JPEG 10 or 12. The loss of quality from a PSD or TIFF file to a JPG at these settings is minimal.

Submitting your order:

FTP: When your order is ready, contact us for your FTP site info@albumdesigners.com

To upload your images by FTP you will need a program.

We recommend Fetch for Macintosh, and Cute FTP for Windows. Both programs offer a free trial.

CD ROM

We accept CD's with a completed order form. Their is a charge o $10. Your first CD submission is free.

Proofing

You may request a hard proof for color matching. There is a $30 fee for this service. Please allow 10 days for your proof.

Allow a total of 3-5 weeks for your completed album to arrive.

If your question is not answered here, contact customer service e-mail, or call (949) 494-8997

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