Maybe it's your first photo book, or maybe you just need a quick reminder of what to look out for before you place your order - either way, we're here to help! Here's a quick checklist of things to check your project for before you place your order:
1. Make sure your images are in the color profile sRGB
For color consistency between screen and print, make sure every image is converted to sRGB. Check our how-to guides here on how to change your color profile, and the reasoning behind it.
Head here for more information: File Specifications & Profiles
2. Check the trim zones
In the new editor, the trim zone is automatically adjusted in every layout. Make sure that you can see all important details within your layouts in the editor - if you can't see it, it won't print!
In the legacy editor, that grey border you see around every page in the Editor is the trim zone - any amount of that space may be cut off during production. If you want your images to be full bleed, make sure each image is dragged completely through that zone to the end of the page. If you want a border, make sure no amount of the image lies within that grey zone.
Head here for more information: What is That Grey Border Around My Pages?
3. Delete those blank pages
Every page you see in the editor will print, even if it is blank. To prevent blank pages in your book, delete the extras - click Edit Pages in the left sidebar in the new editor, or use the Organize tab on the left in the legacy editor.
Head here for more information: Will My Project Print With Blank Pages?
4. Turn your screen brightness down
Often, we have to edit for the difference in how images transfer from a screen to print since the screen is backlit and the print is not. Also, since we use matte paper in all of our books, the ink absorbs a bit more, so darker images may appear even darker in print.
To avoid your photos printing dark, drop your screen brightness down to 50%. From there, adjust the brightness of each photo until it looks ok.
Head here for more information: Will My Photos Print Dark?
5. Review your project in full
Double check every text box, layout, and image to make sure all is well before you order. We’re inspired by your unique perspective and creativity, so we don’t make any changes to your images or project once it’s been ordered. Take time now to make sure there are no typos, repeat images, or other design errors.
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