Before even starting the design of a catalog you need to learn couple things about catalogs.
First is the size of the catalog, the flat size and the folded size. At our website what you see is the final size of the catalog. For example 5.5×8.5 catalog is the final size or folded size of a catalog. The flat size of this catalog 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 catalog. 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 catalog 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 catalog’s template from our template page to make sure you have set up everything right.
HikePrint offers two different size of catalogs at this time:
- 5.5×8.5 (Flat size 11×8.5 folded into 5.5×8.5)
- 8.5×11 (Flat size 17×11 folded into 8.5×11)
If you have a custom size catalog to print please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At HikePrint you can print catalogs 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)
- Recycled 80lb Dull Test with Matte Finish
Cover Paper Options:
The cover of your catalog can be the same as your catalog (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)
- Recycled 100lb Dull Cover with Matte Finish.
We offer professional graphic design services to our customers. If you need any design request please visit our design request page, fill out the forms and follow the instruction to place your order. You can also call us at 866-668-7415 or email us at email@example.com explaining your request, sending us your files and instruction. We will review your files and request and get back to you as soon as possible.