[scribus] Common cut sizes

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Sep 19 16:45:56 UTC 2016

This is something which is dependent on:

 - your printer
 - the size of the press
 - the available paper sizes
 - the capacity of the folding equipment
 - the optimal signature size

and of course the desired format for the design.

The best thing to do in the absence of specific instructions is to begin w/
a commercial book format which is common / widespread and the quality and
production values of which match the desired finished product --- mimic
that. At least you'll know that the book is commercially feasible to

Alternately, look up self-publishing books / techniques and match the book
format / design to one of those.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 12:29 PM, ale rimoldi <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> hi
> On 19/09/16 16:11, Patrick wrote:
>> Hi Everyone
>> This is my first post here. I am just getting started with Scribus. I am
>> creating a dictionary of sorts for children that will have a child
>> friendly respelling system so that they will know how to pronounce a word.
>> I can probably use a variety of page sizes. I have reached out to
>> printers in my local area to try and find out what is common and
>> therefor cheap.
>> It looks like Scribus defaults to A4. Would A4, 2 fold be the most
>> common ? Are there other sizes that are more common? If this was A4, I
>> would estimate a fairly large book, around 500 pages as the respelling
>> system I have, takes up a great deal of space vs the adult versions such
>> as IPA(international phonetic alphabet).
>> Thanks for reading my post-Patrick
> you correctly want to find out what is the most common size in your area...
> but when you're asking for our help, you're not saying in which area you
> are :-)
> and it also depends on the type of book you want to produce and how you
> will print it.
> anyway, afaik the DIN A format is not always in use for books... even
> outside of the US... but it depends much on the type of book...
> ciao
> a.l.e
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