Readers spreads show consecutive pages in two page spreads.
They are in the correct order for someone to read the document.
Printer spreads are not in consecutive page order, they are in proper order so that
when the document is printed, trimmed, assembled all the pages appear consecutively.
Helpful Hints for Printers Spreads:
• Odd page numbers are always on the right.
• The Page Count Rule on a Printer Spread: The page numbers when added together should equal 1 number more than the total page count.
For example for an 8 page book printers spreads are 8 & 1 = 9, 2 & 7 =9, 3 & 6 = 9, 4 & 5 = 9
Spreads in Estimating: So in a Magazine that is Saddle Stitched a Spread is always 4 pages. So when a customer says:
"I need a 4 spread for the inside of this booklet plus the cover" this means the Booklet has 4 x 4 = 16 pages inside plus cover (4 pages) = 20 pages total.