Design Templates

Get Started with Handy Templates

Get Started with Design Templates


We’ve created Illustrator, InDesign, and PDF design templates that include production guides and ink colors for both the custom cover and the inside pages of your notebook or book project.

We highly recommend you use these guides, it will greatly improve how quickly we can move your Scout Books into production.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Known Issues!

We are aware of an issue with unzipping our templates on computers operating the macOS Catalina. If you receive an error unzipping the downloaded template files please reach out to us directly and we can make sure to get you the templates you need. Thank you!

Design Tips

  1. Place your artwork in the layer called “YOUR ART HERE.” The other layers are locked. Don’t forget to export your PDF with a 1/8in bleed!
  2. Remember to keep all crucial artwork at least 1/8in away from the final size guide. This will ensure that nothing important is trimmed off when your Scout Books are made.
  3. Have fun!

Custom Notebooks by Scout Books

Custom Pocket Scout Books

3.5 x 5 in.
32 Pages

Custom Mega Scout Book

Custom Mega Scout Books

5 x 7 in.
32 Pages