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Limitations to print on the spine of a perfect bind cover

On a perfect bound or double loop cover, you may print the entire area of thespine, but be sure to consult with us beforehand. You’ll need to measure the spine using a bulking dummy to be sure of the exact width. Ink coverage that traps to scoresor bleeds across the spine will also need close attention to ensure proper registrationand to avoid cracking. In addition, perfect bound books will need four scores on the cover [two backbone plus two hinge] for durability and to protect any glued areas when opening. The paper you choose is also a consideration for perfect bind books; text and cover pages must be parallel with the spine or the covers may wrinkle.

Cracking on my scoring job?

Sometimes occurs cracking of the edges of a business cards, when the card contains dark colors. This usually happens on a small amount of cards in the run. To prevent this, use lighter colors or if you must use dark colors, use as little ink as possible.

To prevent this, check your digital files before sending. If you use a gradient, make sure it has enough room for a smooth transition.