Create: PDF Design Resources

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Standard - 8.25" x 10.75" - Saddle Stitch Binding

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  • PDF Size: 8.5" x 11"
  • Trim Size: 8.25" x 10.75"
  • Safe Zone: 7.75" x 10.25"
  • Bleeds: Top: 0.125" Bottom: 0.125" Inside: 0" Outside: 0.25"
  • Page Count: Minimum 8 pages,
    maximum 100 pages, multiple of 4
  • The trim can vary slightly, so make sure full page images fill the bleed area and keep text within the safe zone.
  • Images should be 300 dpi with the original color profiles embedded in the PDF. Text should be CMYK with the fonts embedded. Don't use spot colors.
  • Don't include printer marks in your PDF, and don’t lock it with a password.
  • The first page in your PDF will be your front cover and the last page will be the back cover.
  • A 6mm barcode will be added to the lower right-hand corner of your back cover.
  • The upload size limit for your MagCloud PDF is 300MB.

Software-Specific Instruction Packages

Use one of the links below to download a zipped folder with step-by-step instructions to jump-start your PDF creation process in the software program of your choice. After your download is complete, unzip the folder and open the “Instructions” contained inside to get started. Note: the links below will help you create a PDF for a Standard, 8.25" x 10.75", saddle stitch bound publication. If you would like to create a PDF for a different publication, please change your selection at the top of the page.


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