Fillers (artwork or text) help fill the bottom of recipe pages where space allows. Fillers are randomly placed (not recipe specific). Choose from 9 stock filler sets or submit custom material. Fillers are an extra charge and can only be used with non-continued recipes.
- Custom text fillers are limited to four lines (about 200 characters). List them on a separate sheet of paper.
- Custom artwork fillers cannot be more than 1" in height. We will enlarge or reduce as necessary. Line art prints best. Submit original line art if possible, using black ink on white paper.
- Photos and images with screens are not allowed on recipe pages.
- Submit custom fillers in a separate envelope labeled "Fillers."
Paper & Ink Colors
- Our standard paper for recipe pages and personal pages is a premium, heavy, bright white 60-lb. paper.
- Cream paper is an extra charge.
- Recipe pages, personal pages, ad pages, and photos will be printed in black ink. Photos can be printed in full-color for an extra charge.
- Recipe Notes are any non-recipe content that pertains to a specific recipe. Anything other than ingredients, directions, contributor name, serving size, and recipe title is a Recipe Note.
- They cannot exceed 4 lines of text (about 375 characters).
- Examples include recipe history, nutritional information, and suggested uses. Recipe Notes are an extra charge.
- Within categories, recipes may be further grouped into subcategories. There is a limit of 9 subcategories per category. Subcategories are an extra charge.
- A "Desserts" category may have subcategories such as "Cakes," "Pies," "Tortes," "Bars," etc.
- Subcategory headings will be centered on recipe pages (at the beginning of the section) and appear in the index.
- Follow instructions on Recipe Category Envelopes or Recipe Category Sheets (PDF).
- If you are using typensave®, select subcategories in the set-up.
- Recipe symbols denote recipes with special importance.
- The recipe symbol will be placed directly after the recipe title.
- A symbol reference key will be placed on the table of contents page.
- Recipe symbols are an extra charge.
- For your convenience, print our Recipe Symbol Sheet (PDF). Cut out symbols and tape them onto Recipe Collection Sheets to denote recipes that require a symbol.
- If you use typensave®, you will be able to indicate which recipes need a symbol.
- Our standard practice is to print recipes continuously from page to page, breaking them where necessary (see below). This uses the maximum amount of space, resulting in less paper and allowing us to pass the savings on to you.
- Fillers cannot be used if you choose a recipe format using continued recipes.
- Non-continued recipes will not be split from page to page, giving you a thicker cookbook. This option is an extra charge.
- Recipe format F11 includes non-continued recipes for no extra cost.