Color and Design

Do you color correct files and/or adjust the exposure of my images?
Color and density correction is the responsibility of the photographer. We do not color correct files or adjust density (exposure). We strongly suggest that...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:12 PM
Will someone check my files before the album is printed?
We do not check files before printing. As much as we try to catch things such as low res files and design errors, the ultimate responsibility for such thing...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:13 PM
How do I check my own design files?
Open each spread of your design, enlarge it and examine the entire spread. Looking at thumbnail images will not allow you to spot design errors or low res f...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:13 PM
Do you have templates for design?
No. We offer a full design service whereby you may choose one of our three design styles, upload your images and have Zookbinders complete your design, OR y...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:13 PM
What is the correct resolution or color space?
We suggest the industry standard resolution of 300 DPI for optimum quality printing. A minimum of 240 DPI is required. sRGB color space is required. Images ...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:19 PM
What size should my design spreads be?
Design spreads must be exactly the same size as the album you are ordering. For example, a 10×10 album requires 10×10 half panos or 10×20 spreads.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:19 PM
Do you have a bleed or safety margin requirement?
We do not require designers to add any bleed area to design spreads, however we DO insist on a safety margin. The safety margin is the area around the perim...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:20 PM
How should I name my files?
File names should include a sequence number with leading zeros (such as 01, 02, 03, etc; or Smith-Jones_01, Smith-Jones_02, Smith-Jones_03). Special charact...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:21 PM
Should my design begin on a full spread (left side) or half pano (right side)?
Either is acceptable. If your design starts with a right side half pano, we will add a black spacer on the left opposite your first side. Likewise, if your ...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:21 PM
What size should my cover art be?
See the Design Your Cover page on our website for exact specifications for photo wraparound covers, leather spine covers and Reflectionz / Acrylic covers. C...
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:21 PM