Typically, Rave books are ordered as duplicates of a larger flush mount ONE or artONE album. There would be no additional design requirements other than the original requirements for the ONE/artONE.
I don't want to order Rave as a duplicate album along with a ONE/artONE order.
How do I design my press book?
If you are designing a Rave from scratch, download the Rave page template kit.
Download Rave page template kit
Do you check files?
Finao DOES NOT
color correct customer files. All file prep is the customer's responsibility. Download our file prep guide for detailed instructions.
Do you require a specific software?
Raves can be designed in any software or template program you are most comfortable using as long as you can output the completed design file as a high resolution (300 dpi) JPEG.
Should I design in spreads or sides?
For a flush mount style albums you will always design and print as spreads even when you are ordering the cut print option. If we print as a spread, we are assured the two sides will be a perfect match. Each page or spread in your album should be saved as a separate file and numbered according to order of appearance.
What size should my spreads be?
Files should be sized for the exact album size that you are doing. For example, a 12x12 inch album would be designed as a 24x12 inch spread. The first and last pages for right-start albums would be individual 12x12 inch images. Undersized files will not be accepted.
What resolution should my files be?
All files need to be sRGB AT 300 DPI. We print in sRGB color space.
How should I number my files?
Please follow a standard numbering convention (i.e., 0001, 0002, etc.).
Is there a maximum number of pages?
The maximum for Rave pages is 50 leaves/100 sides.
How do I upload my files?
When your design is complete, including any images that will be needed for cover designs, you will be given the chance to upload your files right with your order. You will arrange the thumbnails into the order they should appear in the book directly in the order form.
[ Full Service, Customized Design ]
Are you the type that simply wants to wash their hands of it all and hand the reins over to someone else? Do you want someone else to color correct and retouch? Do you want more advanced layout designs? There are several full service design services available through our Playmate partners. Simplify the process, submit your files to one of them and Finao will send you the finished product.