Guidelines for a print-ready PDF

Everything you need to know to create a print-ready flipbook in Flipsnack.

Besides sharing your Flipsnack publications online, you might want to print them and share them physically with your readers. In what follows, I will share some information about how to prepare your documents prior to printing them.

When it comes to creating your publication in Flipsnack, there are two ways of doing so:

1. Upload your PDF file in Flipsnack and then edit it

2. Create the design from scratch in Flipsnack's Design Studio.

Let’s take a look at both of these options.

Create a print-ready PDF file to upload to Flipsnack

The following guidelines will tell you how to prepare your PDF file so you can upload it in Flipsnack to make it print-ready for your readers:

  • The PDF you upload must contain only single pages because pages exported as spreads will not be accepted.

  • The resolution of the file should be 300 DPI for the best results.

  • Create the file with a bleed of 0.125 inches and place the text at least 0.39 inches from the margin.

Important: Please take note that some colors on the printed version might differ slightly from the online version due to the physical composition of the paper.

Create a print-ready design in Flipsnack

The following tips will tell you how to make a print-ready publication in Flipsnack’s Design Studio:

  • Choose the proper page size before starting the design process.

  • Pay close attention to the margins, and make sure that there is enough space for printing. Keep a small distance between the text and the margins.

  • Upload high-quality images as the images in the printed document, depending on the quality of the images you’ve uploaded in the Design Studio.

Important: We advise leaving at least 1 cm of free space alongside the borders of your page so to avoid important content being cut.

Important: If you are using Peecho to print your publications, please do not add cut marks or bleeds, as Peecho will generate those themselves. Peecho will also generate a blank spine.

To download the file, click on Download, then choose the PDF-print file type for best printing results.

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