Booklets are created based on a minimum of 8 pages and go up in 4-page multiples (i.e. 12, 16, 20, 24, etc…) Booklets are usually bound by 2 staples on the spine, called saddle stitched, or coil bound, done with a plastic ring on the spine. Typical uses include (but not limited to) product guides, magazines, catalogues, annual reports, manuals, guides, programs, etc…
At PrintPro, we offer the most economic yet the highest quality booklets in the Winnipeg printing industry. When it comes to booklet printing, there are 4 main elements to keep in mind. Style. Page Count. Binding. Size.
Booklets come in 2 types of styles. The first is called a self-cover booklet. This means that the cover stock is the exact same as the inside pages (i.e. the entire booklet is comprised of the same stock). The second style is where a thicker stock (usually card stock) is used for the cover and the inside pages are printed on a paper stock.
Another important element to keep in mind when wanting to get a booklet printed is the page count. You will have to ensure the design is created in multiples of 4 pages consisting of a minimum of 8 pages in order to qualify as a booklet project.
Once the printing is completed, all booklets need to fused (i.e. binded) together in order to form a booklet. There are a few options that exist:
1. Saddle Stitch – where there are 2 staples on the spine that hold all the pages together
2. Coil Bind – where the left side of the booklet is punched with a coil (you can choose any colour) that passes through it to hold the pages together)
3. Perfect Bound – this is commonly seen in magazines and refers to how the left side is held together by hot fusing a very thin strip of glue that holds all the pages together (the glue is not visible in the finished product).
While booklets can be made in any size to fit your projects needs, the most common sizes are 8.5” x 11” and 8.5” x 5.5”. Please note that these sizes represent the finished size of the booklet.
Paper Type: 20lb. White Bond, 60lb. Offset Text, 70lb. Silk Text, 80lb Gloss Text, 100lb. Gloss Text
Coating: No coating
Color: Black / White, Full color CMYK: 2 sided (4/4)
Quantities: Ranges from 25 to 25,000
Sizes: 8.5″ x 5.5″, 8.5″ x 11″
Finishing: Saddle stitched, Coil bound Perfect bound
Cover Types: Self Cover, 80lb cover, 100lb Cover
Turnaround: 4 – 5 Business Days
File Type: Print Ready PDF file
Special Instructions: Number of pages ordered includes the cover pages. A low res PDF proof for approval is sent to the accountholder’s email address. Production time begins once written approval is received.