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|  Miniature Spiral Books |                          |  Ron Rookes (4682)  |


              iniature Spiral Books are small   edges of the paper.
              books printed on one side of a   These days most ink jet printers allow
       Msingle sheet of paper which is       borderless printing, but check the
       cut and folded in a spiral form to make   settings as they often default to enlarging
       up a small book. This article describes   the image to create a bleed; we need to
       how a 14 page book can be produced on   print same size without bleed.
       a sheet of A4 with a page size equivalent   Once our template has been made
       to A8.                                we can place our text and/or images.
        I fi rst came across this method of
       book making in 2000 in a report, printed
       in the newsletter of the Photo Imaging
       Education Association, of a presentation
       given by Al Rodrigues at the Las Vegas
       PIEA Convention. At the time Al taught
       photography at the San Diego School of
       Creative & Performing Arts. My thanks
       go to him and PIEA for making this
       information available.
       The Template
         Making up the template is the time
                                consuming
                                part,
                                working
                                out
                                margins
                                and
                                positioning
                                of text. In
                                this case
                                we are
                                dividing the
                                A4 page
                                into 16 with
                                an area
                                for text or
                                pictures
       on each page plus the page number.
       The type of printer being used needs to
       be taken into consideration as not all
       printers will print edge to edge, which will
       mean part of the text or image will be cut
       off if too close to the edge. You may fi nd
       it easier to leave off the page numbers,   Remember the second and fourth rows
       thus giving a bigger margin around the   (pages 4 to 7 and 12 to 14) need to be

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