Typically printed on 100lb gloss text w/ self cover.
Pages come in sets of 4 (8, 12, 16, 20, 24, Etc)
Half fold and bound with staples aka "saddle stitch"
Standard sizes 8.5x11 and 5.5x8.5
Other options available and custom quoted upon request
Booklets allow you the extra room you need to deliver eye-catching information to your customers. We offer short run quick turn booklets and sketch books as well as high volume affordably priced gang run catalogs and magazines. So whether your an apparel line needing printed look books for a trade show or a starving artist looking to make sketch books or zines, we have the expertise to get your booklets printed and in your hands in less than a weeks time.
MORE ABOUT BOOKLET PRINTING
Saddle stitched aka stapled booklets come in increments of 4 pages (8 / 12 / 16 / 20 / etc). Typically they are printed on 100lb gloss text and the cover / back cover is included in the page count and printed on the same weight paper. We can do thicker covers and different types of stock but that is a custom quoted item. It takes an experienced designer to do a proper booklet layout - they need to understand Bleeds, margins, safe zones, and especially "creep" If these words are unfamiliar to you or your designer, I strongly recommend you hire a professional. We do design booklets and catalogs but we don't do it for cheap - on average we charge a min $50 per page layout and that is with the customer providing all the text, photos, and graphics...we would just be charging to lay everything out.
Spiral bound sketch books typically come with a clear plastic cover / chip board or black back cover / full color card stock cover / & black and white double sided inside pages. We can do different variations of this as well as die cut and foil stamped covers but that is custom quoted and although the end product looks amazing it gets expensive.
Scanning for sketch books - We charge $1.00 per 8.5x11 scan and that includes checking each scan for contrast and clarity. Originals must be unwrinkled and in a condition that can be fed into a scanner multiple pages at a time. This means you cannot have your line drawings taped to a sheet of paper...yes we can scan those but additional charges will apply. Our scanning charges do not include cleaning up art of stray marks and tape lines. This is something that you would have to do yourself or hire a freelance designer to do.
All files should be submitted as a 300 dpi cmyk single doc pdf with the pages in order of front to back sequence.
All the pages need to have a .25 bleed and .25 margin for cutting. Shifting images .25 away from the center fold is strongly recommended, as well as adjusting for "creep" on larger page saddle stitched booklets.