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Are there different design requirements for Perfect Binding?
You can use the same PDF for both saddle stitched and perfect bound MagCloud publications, but there will be some differences in the final product. Due to the glued binding on a perfect bound publication, up to 1/4" of the inside edge of your pages may disappear into the spine. Therefore, we recommend leaving a "safe zone" of at least 3/4" between the inside edge on your PDF and any text or images you want to be fully visible in the final printed publication. It is particularly important to keep this in mind when designing 2-page spreads, where content flows across the spine, since up to 1/2" (1/4" on both sides) may be lost.
For more tips on designing a publication for Perfect Binding, please see the MagCloud Blog.