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Added Multi-Layer Flaps Artwork Setup Guide

Artwork Recommendations and Limitations

  1. The die cut for the flaps needs to be at least 12mm from the edge of the page.
  2. Again, complex shapes should have been approved by our vendor during quoting.

Artwork Setup Guides

See below for a walkthrough of how we recommend submitting artwork for multi-layer added flaps.

We will need 3-5 additional PDFs along with the standard interior page PDF for each page that has an added flap/flaps:

  1. 1 PDF of the the artwork for the front side of the flap. The shape should be to scale + .125” bleed on all four sides.

  2. (Optional) 1 PDF of the the artwork for the back side of the flap. Follow the same setup as above but be sure to rotate the artwork 180 degrees. If you choose to not print on the backside of the flap, the back side of the flap will be WHITE.

  3. 1 PDF of the the artwork for the front side of the flap with added die cut shape and thumb cut area. The die cut shape should be a MAGENTA STROKE.

  4. (Optional) 1 PDF of the the artwork for the back side of the flap with added die cut shape and thumb cut area. Follow the same setup as #2 above.

  5. 1 PDF of the bottom layer artwork with an added .25” bleed on all four sides. This is the artwork that appear under the flap/flaps and will be printed on the MIDDLE LAYER of the board book material.

When it comes to setting up the artwork, below is a recommendation for how to most efficiently set things up:

  1. Create a new layer for the top of the flap DIE + THUMB CUT on each page where you are adding a flap.
  2. Create a new later for the reverse side flap ARTWORK on each page where you are adding a flap.
  3. Create a new later for the reverse side flap ARTWORK w/ DIE + THUMB CUT on each page where you are adding a flap.
  4. Create a new later for the bottom layer printed ARTWORK on each page where you are adding a flap.

See below for a quick video reference:

Download the attached PDF to see the print-ready example of the artwork produced in the above walkthrough! Be sure to reference this PDF as this is exactly what we will need from you when the time comes to upload your artwork.