Catalogs, Booklets & more

Do you ever dream of creating a magazine for your business? Or want to provide direct marketing with a custom booklet or catalog? We offer these types of easily customizable, and discount solutions, to help enable direct mail marketing for your business. This type of advertising will make its mark, finding its way into your customers home!

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Format Guide

8.5'' x 11''
11'' x 8.5'' Landscape
8.5'' x 8.5''
5.5'' x 8.5''
8.5'' x 5.5'' Landscape
4.25'' x 11''
4.25'' x 5.5''
5.5'' x 4.25''
CD Booklets
3.5'' x 8.5''
8.5'' x 3.5'' Landscape

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Page Count Guide

How to Choose the Right Page Count

With booklet printing the cover pages are always counted separately, even if printed on the same paper as the inside pages (self-cover). The 4 cover pages are:

  • The front cover
  • The inside of the front cover (usually used for the table of content or kept blank)
  • The inside of the back cover (usually used for the imprint, copyright notes, index or further editorial notes. May also be left blank)
  • The back cover

For technical reasons the entire page count must always be devidable by four. Thus, please count your content pages, add 2-4 cover pages and in case you're ending up with a number not devidable by four, please round up to the next available page count by adding blank pages to your layout.

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Paper Guide

80 lb. Text Stock Matte

Lightweight, smooth and glare-free, achieves better color contrast. Economical and aesthetic option, easy to hand out. Indoor use only.

80 lb. Text Stock Gloss

Our lightest and most economical paper. Its glossy finish on both sides guarantees a high-quality final product. Excellent brightness for vibrant colors. Indoor use only.

100 lb. Text Stock Gloss Premium

Premium medium weight paper stock with a glossy finish on both sides for popping colors. Resistant to markings and fading. Most common paper for Booklets and Magazines, Brochures or Posters. Indoor use only.

100 lb. Text Stock Matte Premium

Premium medium weight paper stock. Coated on both sides with a smooth matte finish for an elegant overall appearance. Enhanced durability due to its thickness. Indoor use only.

120 lb. Text Stock Gloss Premium

Perfect compromise between flexibility and rigidity. Glossy thicker medium weight paper stock with a shiny finish on both sides. High brightness for guaranteed outstanding printing results. Indoor use only.

120 lb. Text Stock Matte Premium

Elegant and exclusive matte paper option with a dull finish on both sides for enhanced readability. Appealing thickness and flexibility, durable, high brightness, nonglare. Indoor use only.

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Cover Guide

Self Cover

The cover pages will be printed on the same paper as the inside pages.

55 lb. Cover Gloss

Perfect compromise between flexibility and rigidity. Glossy thicker medium weight paper stock with a shiny finish on both sides. High brightness for guaranteed outstanding printing results.

100 lb. Cover Stock Matte

Durable cardstock paper with a matte and elegant finish on front and back. Great readability, smooth touch. Scratch and dust resistant matte aqueous coating to avoid fingerprints and scoring.

65 lb. Cover Matte

Elegant and exclusive matte paper option with a dull finish on both sides for enhanced readability. Appealing thickness and flexibility, durable, high brightness, nonglare.

12 pt. Offset Uncoated

Substantial weight, medium thick and stiff. Uncoated on both sides, no finish, no sheen, natural feel. Excellent brightness.

100 lb. Cover Stock Gloss

Durable material with glossy finish for a likable feel. Its medium weight and best quality enhance vibrant colors and highlight every detail of a design. Most common cover stock for catalogs and magazines.

14 pt. Cover Matte

High quality cardstock with a smooth satin matte finish on back and front. Provides a sophisticated product, in muted hues, and easy to read even in full text. Very high brightness, feels great to the touch. Includes matte aqueous coating to avoid fingerprints and scoring.

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Binding Guide

Saddle Stitched
Perfect Binding

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Color Front/Back Guide

Full Color Printing on Front & Back
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Catalogs, Booklets & more

Do you ever dream of creating a magazine for your business? Or want to provide direct marketing with a custom booklet or catalog? We offer these types of easily customizable, and discount solutions, to help enable direct mail marketing for your business. This type of advertising will make its mark, finding its way into your customers home!

File Specifications & Templates

Click here to see instructions for bleed, margin, colors, etc. or to download one of our free templates for your design.

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File Specifications

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File Dimensions

Please first choose a format from the calculator to see the exact file dimensions.

Bleed 0.1'' (1/10'')

This margin is essential to compensate trimming tolerances. The bleed will usually be trimmed off completely. Please ensure that background images and any bleed objects, which are supposed to reach to the edge of your page, extend into this margin to avoid thin white edges after trimming.

Safety Area 0.08'' (1/12'')

Additionally, please ensure that text and other important graphic elements are positioned at least 0.08'' away from the bleed to the inside. In most cases it doesn't look aesthetically if text stucks too closed to the edge.

Resolution

We print with a 177lpi screen, which provides a resolution of 354 dpi. In order to obtain best results, your file should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Files for large formats, like for instance posters, may go below this threshold, however, in no case your resolution should be less than 150 dpi.

Color settings

CMYK is the standard color mode for full color offset printing. Thus, please use the CMYK color mode when creating your file. If, however, we receive files with any different color setting, our system will automatically convert them to CMYK. This may result in slight color deviations which will not be accepted as complaints since we cannot know the original color you had in mind. To avoid color issues, please use our color profile available further down this page.

Inking

The total of the percent values of the four color channels Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black must not exceed 300%. If it does, it will cause an above-average ink application and may not dry properly. As a consequence your printed products may stick together and tear on separation.
For black or gray color please only use the K channel (K = key = black). If your fonts are using three or more color channels, shadows may appear on the prints making the text difficult to read.
To obtain a deep saturated black of strokes and fillings, 40% Cyan and 100% Black are adequate (40/0/0/100). Alternatively you may also use the values 30/30/30/100.

Fonts

For offset printing, please always use Postscript fonts. In rare cases TrueType fonts may cause issues with many professional printing workflows. If TrueType fonts are unavoidable they should be converted to outlines, paths or curves (this function may have different names according to the used software).

File Formats

We prefer multipage PDF files, alternatively you may send us EPS, JPEG or TIFF files. Adobe Photoshop users should always save their files as JPEG or TIFF. If a Photoshop PDF is required, please use Acrobat Distiller to create the PDF (you may download our Acrobat JobOptions further down this page). Please never save a PDF directly from Photoshop.

Page Order

In your PDF file, the first page should be the front and the second page the back. Important for folded double sided products: The first page of your PDF must always include the front panel of your folded product (means the page which is supposed to be the front page after folding)

Templates

Please first choose a format from the calculator to see the according templates here.
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We guarantee that you will find the highest quality products. We are motivated by customer satisfaction, and only provide the best experience for our customers.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Booklets Printing

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Can you print perfect bound catalogs and booklets?
Yes, for booklet printing we offer both common binding types: stapled (saddle stitched) or perfect binding. However, for production and technical reasons, perfect binding is only available for booklets with52 pages or more since they must have a certain thickness.
What type of paper is used for catalogs, magazines and booklets?
Since catalogs typically have a higher page count, it is advisable, but not required, to use thinner paper stock. Generally, for booklet printing or magazine printing, a glossy coated paper provides better contrast and will let the listed products or services shine in a better light.
How many pages does a booklet have?
Our booklets have a minimum of 8 pages and up to a maximum of 320 pages. For technical reasons, the page count must always be divisible by four (i.e. 8, 12, 16, 20, 24).
How soon can I get my booklet order?
Depending on your custom booklet options, such as page count, paper stock and quantity, the production time will vary. Typically, it takes between 2-3 weeks, however check out our calendar in the pricing calendar above, to find an accurate estimate.
Will the price per booklet drop if I order more?
Yes! We use offset printing technology which allows us to create high quality, cheap printing solutions. This means that the production set up costs are always the same, no matter if we printed only one item or thousands. Therefore, the higher the quantity or prints, the lower the cost per piece.

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