Miscellaneous Format Questions


Perforated interiors are produced with a tiny line of perforation that allows for pages to easily be removed from the book. Perforations are available in Standard Color (50# only) in limited trim sizes. Perforation carries an additional charge per page printed.

At this time, perforated titles are not eligible for sale through traditional distribution channels. Titles with perforated pages may only be ordered directly through publishers’ accounts.

Additional Perforation Requirements:
(only available in Standard Color 50# for 6 x 9, 7 x 10, 7.5 x 9.25, 8 x 10, 8.5 x 11)
Inside Margin: Recommended minimum 1” (25 mm)
Margins: Recommended minimum 0.5” (13mm) on outer 3 edges

(Perforation of interior pages is available for Standard Color perfect bound product in limited sizes. Within a publisher’s designated title, the…perforation line would be placed 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) from the bind edge, positioned parallel to the spine, and applied to all pages of an interior.)


Board Books

Ingram Spark is not currently able to print board books on demand.


CD’s / Audiobooks

Ingram Spark does not currently offer CD production for inclusion in physical books we publish. Publishers who wish to offer this feature would need to have Spark print the book and apply/include the disc themselves.

Spark does not offer audiobook creation services at this time. Publishers looking to find audiobook creation services may find reputable companies listed on our “Experts” page: http://www.ingramspark.com/resources/experts


Spiral Bound Format

Spark is not currently able to print spiral bound books.



We offer an 11 x 8.5 trim size for Premium Color in both paperback and hardcover formats. 


Custom Trim Sizes

We do offer to print a non-standard trim size on paperback only.


• Any trim size between 4”x6” (152mm x 102mm) and 8.25”x11” (280mm x 210mm)
• All paper types, including groundwood*
• All Lightning Source facilities: U.S., U.K., and AU

For further information, please contact your Lightning Source representative or support team.

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