Publishers, Designers and Printers often look for cost effective ways of making their project more attractive or eye catching. One option to consider is the round cornering of your bound or stitched project.
Round cornering provides a smooth, symmetrical curve to the face edges of the product, providing a visual effect that can be eye catching.
There are a number of things to remember when considering the use of round cornering:
- There are several sizes of round corner dies, so, it is best to provide the bindery with the trim size of the project so that the correct round corner dimensions may be provided.
- Although round cornering can be applied to either perfect bound or saddle stitched books, it is most visually pleasing on perfect bound work. A saddle stitch book, by design, will not have as smooth of a face trim as a perfect bound book. As a result, the round cornering will not look perfectly smooth on a saddle stitched product.
- The design of the cover and text must be done with the round cornering in mind. The project must be designed so that the round corner cuts do not remove or impede upon any graphics or text. Plan for at least 1/8” clearance between the round corner and any text or graphics that must remain on the cover design.
Involving the Sales and Planning Professionals at Allied Bindery can help you plan for any round cornering requirements. Review of project trim size, thickness and cover and text design will result in a superior end product for your customer.