• Keep copy at least 1/2" away from the spine on the inside cover and on the first and last pages of the text.

  • Knock out the varnish and other coatings 1/2" from the spine on the inside of cover.

  • Otabind covers have two hinge scores positioned 1/4" and 1/2" away from the spine on the outside front and back cover. Plan your copy on the cover accordingly.

  • For uncoated text, it's best to keep grain direction parallel to the spine; for coated text it's critical.

  • The cover should have the grain parallel to the spine.

"Otabind" or Layflat Binding