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Custom Cookbook Design Artwork Tips

Helpful custom cookbook design tips and guidelines when publishing your cookbook.

Press-ready pages are ones that you design and submit fully finished and ready to print. Additional charges could apply for press-ready artwork that requires work by Cookbook Publishers. See below for tips and guides to make press-ready pages.

Bleeds

The trim size of your cookbook is 5.5” x 8.5”. Any text on your cover must be within the 4.5” x 7.5” image area. If your design is to bleed off the page, it must extend at least 1/8” beyond the trim edge.

Photographs

You may submit original photographs or provide tiff or eps files saved at 300 dpi resolution. Please do not submit newspaper or magazine photos, low-resolution digital files, or photographs printed on your home or office printer, as the low quality would produce inferior results.

Upload your cookbook artwork straight to us.

Don’t chance sending your heirloom photos through the mail! Upload them quickly and safely to our website and we’ll place them in your cookbook. You can also use this form to send your press-ready covers, dividers and personal pages. Need help? Just give us a call and we’ll walk you through it.

Some of our customers have created their own cookbook cover designs. Here are some examples:

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