Calendars

Usually calendars are considered as one of high class and expensive advertising material and only rich and chain companies tend to print calendars with their message and logo on it. Here at HikePrint we made that easy and less expensive. Small businesses have a chance and great opportunity to spread their brand the same way. Sounds amazing to have your logo, your product and your message on calendars and gift it to your loyal customer by paying as low as $1per each calendar ( if you print 1,000 calendars and even less If you print more.)

We print calendars on offset printers on multiple premium paper stock. All of our calendars are stapled (saddle stitched) and a hole drilling option is available to hang on the wall.

There is also an option for the cover. You can choose a thicker cover or you can leave it self cover.

Available sizes for calendars are:

  • 12x12 (that is final size of the calendar after folding and stapling)
  • 6x9.5
  • 8.5x11 (Letter size)
  • 9.5x12

Calendars can be 12 pages (4 Cover, 8 inside), 16 pages (4 Cover, 12 inside), 24 pages (4 Cover, 20 inside), 28 pages (4 Cover, 24 inside) or 32 pages (4 Cover, 28 inside)

The available paper stocks for inside pages of the calendar as well as covers are:

  • 100lb Gloss Book with Aqueous Coating (C2S)
  • 70lb Offset Opaque Smooth White
  • 80lb Gloss Book with Aqueous Coating (C2S)
  • Recycled 80lb Dull Text with Matte Finish.

The paper options for the cover are:

  • 100lb Gloss Cover with Aqueous Coating (C2S)
  • 14pt Gloss Cover with UV Coating All Sides (C2S)
  • 14pt Gloss Cover with UV Coating on Front & Back Cover (C2S)
  • Recycled 100lb Dull Cover with Matte Finish

And Self Cover (If the paper is all the same type and weight, we call it a "self-cover")

The required bleed for calendars is 0.1875” for each side. That will add 0.375” to each dimension. For example 8.5x11 calendar with the full bleed should be 8.875x11.375

When you are preparing your artwork please make sure

  1. The size of the artwork is right (ex: 8.5”x11”)
  2. It includes bleed (ex: 8.875”x11.375”)
  3. It is designed in CMYK mode
  4. It has 300-350 dpi resolution
  5. It is in right format: TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG, AI, PSD, and PDF

You will be asked to upload files for each page. That means you don’t need to do spreads or set up your files.

It’s highly recommended to download the right template of your product prior to design and set up your file.

The template will help you to have the right size, right resolution, the correct mode of color, enough bleed for cutting and the limits for folding (if applicable). Of course the template layer needs to be turned off or removed before the print ready artwork is generated.

For more information regarding resolution and the instruction to set up the print ready file you can visit our “Preparing Files” page.

If you still have questions you can contact us via email at: support@hikeprint.com or call us during business hours (PST)

If you need any help with design please visit our design page, fill out the design request form and upload your images you wish to have on your artwork. We will review your files and instructions and contact you with question.

You can also email us your instruction and information you wish to have on your product and we will contact you within 24 hours.