A template will assist you in setting up the bleed correctly for your book pages. The templates available for download here are for Busy Fingers Publishing customers PDF print books ONLY, so they may not be suitable for use with other printing companies.


If you are sourcing out your own printing company, then you will have to get your Template and Bleed Information from them. As mentioned, look for a Templates link on their Home page. If you can’t locate it, send them an enquiry email. Most companies will supply a range of Templates.

For Template and Bleed Information go to:


For the DIY Book Printing ONLY Package CUSTOMER

You can download and use the PDF Templates featured below on this page.

You can access the general bleed information and instructions on how to use the template. Also, there will be separate instructions for the bleed layout depending on the binding you choose.

For the Complete Book Publishing Package Customer

Your Bleed Artwork is completed as part of your package and done for you.

 Downloadable PDF Templates


  • Choose correct Size and Orientation 
  • Select or click on Template
  • Download to your computer
  • Save in your IMAGES folder
  • OR Create a TEMPLATES folder


THportraitA5          THlandscapeA5

THportraitA4          THlandscapeA4


How to Use the PDF Template

  • Import the PDF Template into program
  • Follow Bleed Guidelines when setting up artwork
  • Create your book pages
  • Save as SVG files
  • Remove all guides, margins and templates
  • Save as PDF files

Bleed Artwork Instructions

When you are ready to proceed with your Bleed Artwork, click below for corresponding instructions:


THssbleedinstructions          THpbbleedinstructions


Transparencies in Artwork

In accordance with Adobe recommendations, we advise all artwork be be supplied with all transparencies flattened. Artwork that is supplied un-flattened may cause printing issues.

General Information

All artwork should be supplied as print ready PDF files. While text page layouts are the same for both Saddle Stitched or Perfect Bound books, cover artwork requirements will differ slightly. The different printing instructions demonstrate how the files are to be supplied.

It is recommended that anybody who is inexperienced in preparing artwork for commercial printing, uses the services of a graphic designer. Alternatively, get your printer to do it for you.

This will usually be an additional charge.