Frequently asked questions

Below you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding ordering tide books personalized for your organization.

FAQ's

HOW MANY CUSTOM ADVERTISING PAGES ARE AVAILABLE?

Front & Back Cover (Included with minimum order)

Inside Front & Back Covers (Included on orders of 1,000 or more)

2-Page Centerspread (Included on orders of 5,000 or more)

Custom Inserts (Available in  8-pg, 16-pg, and 32-pg)  Contact us for design specifications.

CAN I DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM?

You can download the order form here:  2019 ORDER FORM

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ORDER?

Our minimum order is 150 books.

WHEN IS THE ORDERING DEADLINE?

The ordering deadline for the 2019 edition will be on September 28, 2018. If additional time is needed, please contact us for special arrangements.

CAN I DESIGN MY OWN ARTWORK?

Yes! We will be happy to work with your design. We also offer in-house design services if needed.

WHAT ARE THE FILE REQUIREMENTS?

Bleed:  If you want your design to reach the edge of the cover (no white margin), the digital file you send must have the colors or image stretched or “bleeding” 0.125″ additional on all 4 sides past the cut line. If you have a white border on your print, you don’t need a bleed.

Safety Zone: All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept in the safety zone at least 0.125″ on all 4 sides within the cut line (or final size of the printed product) to prevent it from being cut off.

Resolution: 300 dpi resolution or higher. Avoid taking low-resolution pictures from the web because they are usually 72 dpi or lower.

Fonts: Outline your fonts to avoid font changes from computer to computer. Font size should be 8 points or more to remain legible.

Colors: For full-color printed cover art, convert all RGB and Pantone spot colors to CMYK color mode. For black and white print jobs (Inside Ad Copy), use grayscale color mode (not CMYK or RGB). For 1- or 2-color cover jobs, use Pantone spot colors. For small or precise black text, use “standard black.” For black backgrounds and heavy coverage of black, use “rich black.”

File Format: Save your file as a high-resolution PDF (with bleeds and crop marks if applicable). For best results, please save as “Press Quality”.

Borders: We recommend no borders because shifts in the cutting process can cause borders to look uneven. However, if you insist on having borders, they should be at least 1/4″ inside each cut line or 3/8″ inside each bleed line.

Transparency: Never use shadows, glows, or any other transparency (image or otherwise) on top of a spot color. Always convert your spot color to CMYK for full color jobs and flatten all transparencies before sending.

WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING FILES?

The instructions are available for download here: FILE INSTRUCTIONS

WHAT COVER COLORS ARE OFFERED?

Standard Colors

Astro Colors

Bright Neon Colors