Book Design and Imaging

Gutter margins?

Hello.  I’m close to finishing my first Blurb book and am a little uncertain how much margin I should leave in the gutter.  My book is 82 pages and I’ll likely choose the premium paper.  Is 1/8" enough? 

I had previously searched and found some answers, but can’t seem to find the same posts again.  

TIA!

 

 

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Posted by
kvhawkins
Feb 7, 2011 8:06pm PDT
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kvhawkins
 

Is this the thread you were lookig for?

…..Tony

Posted by
tfrankland
Feb 8, 2011 1:08am PDT
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tfrankland
 

Thanks for the response Tony.  That thread was useful.  I only have two panoramic images spanning two pages and the part that spans the gutter is such that it won’t be noticeable if there’s a little mismatch (long distance mountain range, so easy to blend).  I was also just wondering for positioning images on a page so they appeared centered.  Sounds like it’s kind of hit or miss.  I think I’ll go with 1/4".  If it happens to be a little more than that in the gutter, I don’t think it will be noticeable (to anybody but me, lol).  This is my first Blurb book, so it’s taking while to figure out the ins and outs.

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kvhawkins
Feb 8, 2011 8:01pm PDT
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kvhawkins