Artwork adjustments for Perfect bound job

One area of significant confusion is how to make the correct artwork adjustments for Perfect or PUR bound jobs when there are images or text that cross over from the left hand page, across the spine, to the right hand page. Once you appreciate that the book cannot be opened flat (without irreparably breaking the spine and pages becoming loose) it is a short step to understand that part of the page is lost within the valley the spine creates. To create the illusion of an image or text that is continuous across the spine, some adjustment is necessary.

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