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Book Spreads Crossover Layout Design Example

A double-page spread (also known as a crossover) is when an image goes across more than one page, like the art book pictured to the right.

PrintNinja specializes in being able to hit spread placement within a millimeter or two so that the final product looks like one continuous image. In order to facilitate this, we request that projects with crossover artwork be submitted as spreads instead of single pages.

Creating a Double-Page Spread

The easiest way to create double page spreads is to make sure the “facing pages” option is checked when you’re exporting from your graphics program, as in the screenshot below.

If you’re setting up the spreads yourself in a different graphics program than InDesign, it’s important to note that we do not need any bleed in the center, just the standard 1/8″ bleed on all outside edges. Similar to the way you would setup a cover file.

Facing Pages Double-Page Spreads InDesign Setting Spreads Crossover