Trim size

Bleed

Margins

Trim size

Tablo offers a range of trim sizes for different bindings, ink qualities and paper types.

Bindings

Tablo offers three binding types:

  • Paperback. Perfect binding. The pages and cover are glued to the spine.

  • Dust jacket, hardcover. The cover design is printed onto a removable dust jacket and a digital image with the look and feel of cloth is printed onto the cover.

  • Case wrap, hardcover. The cover design is pasted directly onto the cover boards.

Ink qualities and paper weights

Your inside pages can be printed in black-and-white, or two color offerings:

  • Black & White
    Tablo's most economical print method. 50lb white or cream paper.

  • Premium Color
    Ideal for children’s books or graphic novels where rich color is key to the experience. Paper is white, 70lb.

  • Standard Color
    An efficient method of full color printing. Colors are printed at higher speeds, which reduces costs. Ideal for books with occasional images. Paper is white, 70lb.

Trim sizes by book type

Here are Tablo's trim sizes (width × height) and their format options.

Paperback

Dust Jacket, Hardcover

Case Wrap, Hardcover

5×8

12.7 × 20.32 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

B&W

Standard Color

5.5×8.5

13.97 × 21.59 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

B&W

Standard Color

6×9

15.24 × 22.86 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

B&W

Standard Color

6.625×10.25

26 × 16.8 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Not Available

B&W

7×10

17.78 x 25.4 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Not Available

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

7.5×9.25

19.05 × 23.5 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Not Available

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

8×8

20.3 × 20.3 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Not Available

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

8×10

20.3 × 25.4 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Not Available

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

8.5×8.5

21.59 × 21.59 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Not Available

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

8.5×11

21.59 × 27.94 cm

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Not Available

B&W

Standard Color

Premium Color

Bleed

All book covers must be submitted with a bleed. You can decide whether your inside pages have a bleed or not. If at least one of your pages has content that reaches to the page edge, all pages must have a bleed.

Use these formulas to calculate trim size with a bleed:

Inches

Trim height + 0.125 in + 0.125 in = Page height with bleed

Trim width + 0.125 in = Page width with bleed

Centimeters

Trim Height + 3 mm + 3 mm = Page height with bleed

Trim Width + 3 mm = Page width with bleed

Margins

Margins are an extra area of safety inside the trim edge. Tablo recommends a minimum of 0.5 in (13 mm) as a margin on all three trim sides (top, bottom, outside).

Keep any headers, footers, page numbers, body text, and non-bleed images inside these margins to prevent them being accidentally trimmed when the book is bound.

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