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Smyth-Sewn Binding Considerations

Due to the nature of casebound books and smyth-sewn binding, content that is very close to the binding area may be obscured. Please keep any important text and artwork 0.125″ away from the bound edge (the center of the page for two-page spreads) to be fully visible. Please see below for an image example noting the safe area + danger zone as well as an image of the final printed project.

Smyth sewn area
Note that all crucial text is at least .125” away from the center of the spread.

For a video breakdown of the safety area + danger zone for casebound books, check out our visual guide: