Booklets let you tell your brand’s story without limits. Customers can immerse themselves in a page turner that elaborates on your products, services, or company mission and vision. But how do you produce an exciting catalog or magazine on a limited budget? Keep these tips in mind while planning and designing with cheap booklet printing in mind.
- Select a size that gives justice to your story. Will you be handing out catalogs filled with images and short captions? Do you need more space for long articles that work together under an editorial theme?
Depending on the level of detail you need, you can choose from:
- The 4.75” x 4.75” or 6” x 6” work for visual, image-heavy booklets.
- The 8.5” x 11” or 9” x 12” work well for long-form content.
- Keep your page plan in mind as you lay out and arrange the order of your content. You can print up to 96 pages to make the most out of your cheap booklet printing. Note that the number of pages includes the four pages of your cover, inside front cover, inside back cover, and back cover.
Keep the cover pages in mind as you outline the appearance of your front cover, the inside pages, up until the last word on the back cover.
- Choose a cover stock that highlights your cover image and paper stock that complements the layout of your inside pages. The material on which your cover is printed helps distinguish the image at a glance.
- 14 pt. gloss cardstock brightens colors and makes it shine.
- 14 pt. high-gloss UV cardstock is even shinier compared to the gloss and lets every color pop.
- 14 pt. matte cardstock offers a more elegant alternative if you’re working with pastel or neutral shades.
The inside pages complement the cover and enhance the story you’re telling throughout the booklet. Similar to the cover image, the paper should complement the look and feel of your inside pages.
- 70 lb. paper uncoated is the thinnest paper available and can be written on.
- 80 lb. paper is slightly thicker than the 70 lb. but not as heavy as thicker cardstock.
- 100 lb. paper is the thickest paper choice that comes with gloss or matte coating.
- 10 pt. cardstock is the thickest among the inside pages paper types. This material is often used for magazines.
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Frequently Asked Questions
PrintPlace has a team of printing experts to guide you through every difficult term and stage of the production process. Call them up at 877-405-3949 (7am-8pm CT) or talk to them on Live Chat on the website. Q: How can I save more with my custom booklet printing order? A:
The higher your order quantity, the less you spend per booklet. Let’s say you want to order eight-page booklets measuring 8.5” x 11”, printed on 14 pt. cardstock and 100 lb. paper in the inside pages. If you order 250 pieces, your booklets will cost $2.6 each. An order of 1,000 pieces for the same type of booklet will cost 8¢ each. Q: I need help getting started on my booklet’s design. Are there templates I can download to get started? A:
Yes, you can download templates on the booklets product page. Go to the Layout Templates tab then select your preferred file format from the binding options. Q: What is the difference between Saddle Stitch and Wire-O binding? A:
Saddle Stitch binds the pages with two staples on the folded spine. It is recommended for thin booklets that go up to 12 pages.
Wire-O binding uses closed wire loops in each hole to bind the inside pages and cover. This is recommended for booklets that start at 16 pages and up.