How To Design A Wire-O / Coil Bound Book...
Use the below calculations to design your Wire-O or Coil bound book.
Leave 1/2” gutter or blank space between the front and back cover. This will be trimmed off during the binding process.
B. Front/Back Cover Width
The width of your trim size. Be sure to leave between .275 – .500 for the die cutting on the binding edge.
C. Front/Back Cover Height
The height of your trim size.
The bleed is extra cover to ensure a proper trim so there is no white around the cover. The bleed is .125” on all sides of the front and back.
D. Overall Height
Calculation: D+C+D = Overall Height
E. Overall Width
Calculation: D+B+A+B+D = Overall Width
You can download an interactive version of this template here.