Does Lulu's print-ready PDF show the trim area?

When I view the print-ready PDF file for my book at 100% size, does it include the area that will be trimmed away after the pages are printed and bound? In other words, do the margins I'm seeing in the PDF include the regular margin on both sides of the page, plus the gutter, plus the trim area?

Answers

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius
    The PR PDF is what is used to print the pages, but even though any trimmed area is not shown on that PDF, there will be a bit of trimming, so do not go too close to the edge with your margins. Try at least .50" all round plus a .25" Gutter. When you get your Proof, see how that works. You may need .75" margins.
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