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Lightning Source color book specifications

Lightning Source color book specifications

Lightning Source color book specifications

I am attempting to upload our twenty-second book to Lightningcource.com. This is the first to be set up as a color book, though and I have gotten error messages at least five times on this one and have given up finding the right way without help. The error message reads: Reason: "INCORRECT PAGE SIZE FOR A COLOR BOOK INTERIOR PDF FILE The page size should be 5.75 x 9 inches, with color extending to the page edge for bleed, or 5.5 x 8.5 if no bleed is required." I am an intelligent person with usually adequate computer skills, but I am stymied here. Has anyone had this problem and worked through it? Or uploaded a color book interior without encountering it... Oh, wouldn't that be loverly!!

I am visiting my grandchildren and away from the office and cannot attach the latest file from here.

RE: Lightning Source color book specifications

...5.5" x 8.5" is portrait orientation, so you quark page setup needs to be this size...the trim size...

...if you have art elements that need to be cut at the trim edges, those art elements need to overlap the trim size (5.5" x 8.5") in quark, and you then need to export to PDF to include a bleed allowance...

...if including a bleed allowance then you need to export your PDF from Quark to include the bleed (+3mm on all sides)...

...don't include any trim marks or color bars on export...

www.apepp.info - Graphic Design and Web Design, Exeter, Devon, UK.

RE: Lightning Source color book specifications

...looks like there is a PDF guideline on the site:


...under "file creation"...

www.apepp.info - Graphic Design and Web Design, Exeter, Devon, UK.

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