With this template you can prepare the file for covers of your hardcover books.

All distances are in millimeters.

The variables are as follows:

  • h – the height of the book body in final size.
  • w – the width of the book body in final size.
  • m – the width of the spine of the book.
  • The red squares mark the spine and the covers of the books.
  • The design must be placed inside them, respective for the first and the last cover and the spine.
  • The green lines mark the bleed for the hem.
  • The hem will not be entirely visible, do not plase important design elements in it.


  • Select the file appropriate for the application you are using.
  • In case you use Adobe Indesign, choose INX for versions up to CS4, or IDML for versions higher than CS4.
  • The templates for QuarkXpress are compatible with version 6 and higher.
  • The templates for CorelDraw are compatible with version 9 and higher.
  • In case you use EPS or CDR template, you need to define the bleed when saving the PDF file for print.
  • If the products are double-sided, or you want to make more than one in one file, just copy the page.
  • You don’t have to remove the DIE separation on turn off the layer.