Before even starting the design of a booklet you need to learn couple things about booklets.
First is the size of the booklet, the flat size and the folded size. At our website what you see is the final size of the booklet. For example 5.5×8.5 booklet is the final size or folded size of a booklet. The flat size of this booklet is 8.5×11 which is folded in half (5.5×8.5)
The required files to be uploaded for printing should be the same 5.5×8.5 with bleeds (5.875×8.875).
The second issue is to select a right quantity for your booklet. For example, an 8-page catalog will be printed as 4 single-sided spreads.
[4 (single-sided spreads) x 2 (front/back) = 8 pages]
If you have 16 single-sided 8.5″ x 11″ pages to print, you would select a 16-page catalog, not an 8-page catalog, since the number of pages refers to single-sided pages and not spreads.
We ask that you upload each page separately and not as spreads.
We offer perfect binding which is available for 48 pages or more and saddle stitch for 96 pages or less) (24 sheet).
Please note that saddle stitch is not recommended for a booklet with too many pages.
Make sure that your final artwork follows out guideline:
- Size is right
- It includes bleed
- It is designed in CMYK mode
- It has 300-350 dpi resolution
- It is in right format: TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG, AI, PSD, and PDF
You can also download the booklet’s template from our template page to make sure you have set up everything right.
At this time we offer two different size for booklets (see different sizes for catalogs)
- 5.5×8.8 (Half page size)
If you have a custom size booklet to print please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At HikePrint you can print booklets starting form 8 pages to 96 page (4 page cover and 92 inside pages)
Our standard available papers are:
- 100lb Gloss Book or Gloss text with Aqueous Coating (C2S)
- 70lb Offset Opaque Smooth White
- 80lb Gloss Book with Aqueous Coating (C2S)
Cover Paper Options:
The cover of your booklet can be the same as your booklet (Self Cover) or one of these options:
- 100lb Gloss Cover with Aqueous Coating (C2S)
- 14pt Gloss Cover with UV All Sides (C2S)
- 14pt Gloss Cover with UV on front & back Cover (C2S)