I am designing a double page spread for a thick catalogue. It will have over 150 pages which means the binding will take some space from the middle.

This is how it looks now: Screenshot

The I'am looking for inspiration on how to set the table so it is readable, despite the binding take some aways from the page. I decided to solve it by splitting the table, but that way the reader might loose the row... I am also looking for inspiration on how to make a big chart like this better readable.

Does anyone know a forum or a website where I can find inspiration of table designs?

Have a great day!

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    What are the dimensions of the page? And the inner margins? They look very narrow. I think the left and right part of the table look disconnected because they are not the same height.
    – Wolff
    Jun 14, 2021 at 17:21
  • The pages are A4 so 210 × 297 mm each. The Inner margins of the table are 2 mm. Okay got it back together now. This is how it looks like now: imgur.com/a/35YvjMC
    – daniel
    Jun 14, 2021 at 18:58
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    You can edit your question to update the image. What I meant was the inner margin of the pages. The distance from the spine to the text content of the table. Looks like you have about 4-6 mm only (different on left and right page). That's way too little to ensure the text doesn't disappear into the spine. You'll probably need 10-20 mm to be sure. Like you have on the main text. It's good that the whole table now has uniform height and I think it's also good that the horizontal lines of the table go across the spread. You can't be sure they will align 100% on print though.
    – Wolff
    Jun 14, 2021 at 19:29
  • I'm just commenting here as I'm unsure if the question is too broad to answer. Might be closed as "opinion-based". You need to somehow narrow it down to a specific question instead of asking for ideas and inspiration.
    – Wolff
    Jun 14, 2021 at 19:33
  • All right, changed the table thank you!
    – daniel
    Jun 14, 2021 at 22:20


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