[scribus] Common cut sizes

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Sep 19 17:43:06 UTC 2016

On 09/19/2016 12:45 PM, William Adams wrote:
> 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
> produce.
> Alternately, look up self-publishing books / techniques and match the book
> format / design to one of those.

One thing to do would be to check out various books you have and try to
get a sense of what might be an appropriate size for your audience.
A4 is too big, just as US Letter would be, unless you're folding an A4
to get two A5s.

Take the book(s) to your printer to get some feedback about how that
translates in the printing environment. There are also considerations
about the kind and thickness of the paper.


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