The design of my stapled calendar
When designing a stapled calendar, the bleeding area should be 3 mm, i.e. all those elements reaching the paper edges should extend 3 mm beyond the page margins.
It is of vital importance not to place too close to the paper edge those elements that do not "bleed off"; we recommend to keep an area between 3 and 5 mm on all 4 sides of the page. This applies in particular to page numbers.
Images must be in CMYK mode (colours known as process colours or full-colour: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black), not in RGB mode (screen colours).
The image resolution must be of a quality suitable for reproduction in order to avoid pixelated images.
When designing saddle-stitched calendars, it is important to ensure good legibility of the days and months. The main advantage of calendars is their practicality, since they are useful during the 12 months of the year. It is therefore important that their contents are "friendly" to consult.