Cover, Page & Spread Size, Dimensions & Resolution Specifications - 8.5 x 11 Book

Below are specific dimension specs for creating and saving image files to use as full page or spreads and include the bleed. This is helpful when designing pages or backgrounds outside of TreeRing in programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, Pagemaker, Illustrator or others.

Image Resolution Recommendations:
DPI (dots per inch):  Ideal = 300, but no need to go higher than 400. It can be less than 300 DPI but we recommend keeping the image very small on the page. There will be a warning triangle on the image if we think it will look poor in print.

- Dimensions:  It depends on how big you are making the photo on the page.

  • See images below for page and spread dimensions. When using an image to fill the entire page, make sure it is 300 DPI or higher and set the image as the background so that your image will "bleed" off of both edges of the page.
  • For a regular photo on the page, we recommend 800 pixels minimum one side dimension.
- File Types:  JPG, GIF and PNG.  We recommend JPGs for photos and PNGs for graphics.
 
- File Size:  We support a maximum of 19.07MB per file. NOTE: If your file is too big, reduce the resolution to 300 DPI. Make sure the dimensions aren't larger than 11.25" x 17.25" (unless using for the cover) or you can also break up spread images into pages.
 
CMYK or RGB?:
- Use RGB. This will ensure your book is printed as closely as possible to what it looks like on screen. Also, do NOT include a color profile. Color profiles may look accurate on screen, but may not always be applied to print. It is safest to save in RGB without any additional color profile. If you don't know what a color profile is, you are probably not adding one. 
 
Full Page Ad, 1/2 Page Ad, 1/4 Page Ad and Business Card Ad Sizes:
Full Page Ad = 8.5" x 11"
1/2 Page Ad = 8.5" x 5.5"
1/4 Page Ad = 4.25" x 5.5"
Business Card Ad = 4.25" x 2.275"

NOTE: When adding to a TreeRing page, set full spread images as a BACKGROUND

Check out the Definitive Guide to Yearbook Design for a guide to great design!

 
 


Click here to download a Photoshop PSD template for 8.75" x 11.25" Page

 

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Download Photoshop PSD template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 20-50 pages
Download Photoshop PSD template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 52-100 pages
Download Photoshop PSD template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 102-160 pages
Download Photoshop PSD template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 162-210 pages
Download Photoshop PSD template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 212-260 pages
Download Photoshop PSD template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 262-310 pages
Download Photoshop PSD template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 312-360 pages
Download Photoshop PSD Template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 362-412 pages

 

Download 11x17 InDesign Page Spread Template
Download 8.5x11 InDesign Page Template
Download InDesign template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 20-50 pages
Download InDesign template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 52-100 pages
Download InDesign template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 102-160 pages
Download InDesign template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 162-210 pages
Download InDesign template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 212-260 pages
Download InDesign template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 262-320 pages
Download InDesign template for 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover for 322-370 pages

 

 

 

 

 

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    Jesus Posadas

    Can you convert that to picas?

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    Aaron Greco

    Pica Conversion:
    8.5" = 51 picas
    8.75" = 52.5 picas
    11" = 66 picas
    11.25" = 67.5 picas
    17" = 102 picas
    17.25" = 103.5 picas

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    Lori Brown

    What are the specs for a 1/4 ad?

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    Aaron Greco

    Full Page Ad = Spec above to incorporate bleed off page or 8.5" x 11" on page
    1/2 Page Ad = 8.5" x 5.5"
    1/4 Page Ad = 4.25" x 5.5"
    "Business Card" Ad = 4.25" x 2.275"

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    Jenn Hilber
    The object have a W x H measurement above them. What is the measurement? It doesn't seem to be picas or inches.
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    Aaron Greco

    Hi Jen! The objects on the page have the WxH in Pixels above them.  Since screen resolution is at 72 DPI (dots per inch) you can divide the pixel dimensions by 72 to get the measurement in inches.

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    Veronica Patlan

    Aaron is there a way to add a border around the cover photo?

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    Aaron Greco

    Hi Veronica,
    Yes, if you add a photo to the cover you can add a frame to it and set the background of the cover to be the same color. Make sense?

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    Angela Hagedorn

    when looking at the layout of the covers, is the right side or left side the front cover? from where I am sitting. does that make sense?

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    Debbie

    Hi Angela - The front cover is on the right side. Looking at your cover and currently it is set up with the student artwork on the back cover.