In the following pdfs you will find page samples of a few NLT text Bibles. Each pdf includes roughly the same portion of Scripture – Matthew 2. I should note that the margins are nowhere near as wide as they look at first glance. These are printer ready files, which means that they are what our printers use when they print. At the top right of each page is a “sticky note” from the typesetting department which gives the font size, the leading size (the space inbetween the lines)and the font name. So if you see “8/8.5 Lucerna” that means the font size is 8 point, the leading is 8.5 and the font is Lucerna.
The horizontal and vertical lines at the corners indicate where the pages are trimmed. I should also note that the fact that the individual page goes well beyond those marks in no way indicates that the roll of paper being used is actually that wide. Most of our trim sizes are derived by figuring out what is the optimal size for hte printers we work with. It doesn’t always work out that way, but it is the goal. It’s in our best interest to waste as little paper as possible (we’re paying for it whether it gets bound or ends up on the floor as waste). By creating efficient trim sizes, we are hopefully being good stewards of our natural resources as well.
The typesettings that I picked include a relatively broad range of trim sizes and font sizes. Here they are in order from smallest to largest.
- Trim Size: 4 3/4″ X 6 7/8″ X 1 3/16″
- Page Count: 1558 (Bible text only)
- Font: 9.75/10 Lucerna
- Trim Size: 5 5/16″ X 7 5/8″
- Page Count: 1080 (Bible text only)
- Font: 8/8.5 Lucerna
- Trim Size: 5 3/8″ X 8 3/8″
- Page Count: 962 (Bible text only)
- Font: 8.25/8.75 Lucerna
Personal Size Large Print:
- Trim Size: 5 1/2″ X 8 1/4″
- Page Count: 2128 (Bible Text only)
- Font: 12/13 Lucerna
- Trim Size: 6 1/2″ X 9 3/16″
- Page Count: 1928
- Font: 14/14.5 Lucerna