Spine width toolbox

Determine the spine width of a book with the number of pages and paper type you specify. Note: For complete accuracy it is recommended that you verify this width with your printer due to paper thickness variations.

Spine width toolbox

Number of pages in your book (including blank, title, index, copyright and appendix)

Paper stock the text is to be printed on

Width of spine in inches

To use: select the number of pages in your book and the paper stock you will be using. The width in inches will be displayed on the screen for you. Sections in blue are completed by computer.

Note: The thicknesses used are approximate, paper thickness may vary from mill to mill.