Cover Design

Custom Covers

 

All catalogs published via the iBooExport receive custom-designed covers, produced in full color. Unlike most publishing companies, iBooExport does not use basic template designs for catalogs that will be distributed in the channel. Nor do we charge extra for custom-designed covers.

When you publish a catalog with us, our design team will work with you—incorporating your photos, graphics, sketches and ideas—to create a unique catalog cover that exceeds your expectations and beautifully represents your catalog's contents.

 

Cover Design Guidelines

Front Cover

When we design the catalog's front cover, we will include the title, subtitle (if any), company name(s), logo and any additional marketing copy (if applicable), along with the graphics needed to create the cover artwork.

If you have ideas and sample graphics or even complete cover designs that you would like our design team to use or incorporate, please include these with your submission.

Cover graphics that you submit to us must meet the following requirements:

  • TIFF (.tif) file format
  • CMYK colorspace
  • 300-dpi resolution
  • Match the dimension of the final trim size, plus an 1/8" bleed on the top, right and bottom sides (i.e., a cover for a 6" x 9" book would need to be submitted at 6.125" x 9.25")
  • Copyright permission from the creator (artist, photographer, etc.) to use the work on your catalog cover
  • Sample graphics and other illustrations that will only be used as ideas or guidelines for the design team can be submitted in any format.

Back Cover

When your catalog cover is created, you may choose up to four of the following items for inclusion on the back cover:

  1. Company info (no more than 50 words) *
  2. Marketing copy (no more than 200 words) *
  3. One to four testimonials abour your company or products (no more than 50 words each, including the credit)
  4. A photo of the company. If submitted, it must meet the following requirements: 
    • TIFF (.tif) or JPEG (.jpg) format
    • CMYK colorspace
    • 300-dpi resolution
    • 600 x 600 pixels (if JPEG)
    • 2" x 2" printed size
     

* Items marked with an asterisk are required.