Custom dust jackets – see the French fold set-up.
Custom dust jackets – see the French fold which is an extra flap on the top and bottom of the dust jacket. After it folds, it wraps around the book in the same way a standard dust jacket.
A French fold jacket is a more elegant style for a high-quality book. The result is that you have a fold on the top and bottom of the French fold jacket. A standard dust jacket trims on top and bottom, having no fold.
A French fold dust jacket is more durable and looks expensive, but is a relatively low-cost option. Book dimensions, spine width, page count, and paper thickness will vary among printers. The service provider can provide you with the measurements they need for their press and equipment.
This is yet another option that is not supplied by print-on-demand services—and not many book printers—except for Star Print Brokers.
French fold dust jacket InDesign file set-up
Ask provider for French fold dust jacket measurement template.
Follow the set-up for a standard dust jacket. The only difference is adding the top and bottom flap. The height of each flap size depends on the service provider you choose, and if they offer French fold custom dust jackets.