[scribus] Common cut sizes
patrick at spellingbeewinnars.org
Tue Sep 20 13:54:24 UTC 2016
Thanks Ale, Thanks William and thanks Gregory and Peter !
Lots of helpful suggestions here :)
I am in Canada, near Toronto, Ontario.
I have measured books that look to be about the right size.
9" X 7" would be a good size.
I heard back from one printing company that I have worked with. They
said these sizes are common:
8.5" x 5.5"
8.5" x 11"
9" x 12"
Now that I think about it, I agree with Greg, A4 is too big so letter is
out and 9"X12" even more so. 8.5" X 5.5" would be too small. I will keep
shopping around. Peter's links are excellent and I have read these
guides and will contact the suppliers mentioned in these articles.
Several of their common sizes look perfect. I think I can use 9"X7" +/-
1/2 an inch so there are lots of options.
Thanks again everyone, hopefully I will be able to Answer questions
about Scribus in a few months and pay the list back !
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
> 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:
>> 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...
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