Specifications include, but are not limited to:
Artwork: Print-ready files (InDesign) will be provided to printer. Files to be ready by August 15, 2019. A sample of the previous 2017-19 ND BLUE BOOK may be seen at Secretary of State’s Office, 1st Floor, State Capitol, Bismarck, ND 58505.
Proofs: High resolution, contract color proof of cover, composite color laser of text, digital imposition color laser of entire book. Final composite proof must be submitted to the Secretary of State’s office for final approval.
Finished size: 6" x 9".
Number of pages: 640 plus cover.
Text ink: Print 4/4 on 200 pages, print black 1/1 on 440 pages. (The four color pages are dispersed throughout the book, the balance are black ink.)
Text stock: 70# white, dull text, #2 or better.
Cover ink: Print 5/0- 4 color process, plus one PMS color, on outside covers and spine only, FULL BLEED. The inside covers are blank, no printing.
Cover stock: Neenah® (formerly FiberMark®), Hyflex 9®, 9 pt. graphic white, Firenze or leatherette embossed cover (or equivalent). If bidding cover stock on substrate other than Neenah® Hyflex 9®, please submit samples of cover stock along with product specification sheet when submitting this bid.
Bindery: Fold, perfect bind, final trim to 6” x 9”.
Package: Pack in uniform, sturdy cartons. Label each carton with: “2019-2021 ND Blue Book” and quantity per carton.