Booklets are made of a Cover and an Inside. The latter is normally made in Text weight paper. The Cover, on the other hand, can be made in either Text weight, usually the same paper as the Inside, or Cover weight paper, which is more sturdy and resistant.
Product Options Explained
Size: Closed or folded final cut dimensions of the booklet.
Quantity: According to the chosen size, there are minimum quantities to be printed. However, you can increase that figure to whatever quantity you need.
Paper Weight: A Cover weight paper is usually thick and strong, similar in touch to cardstock. Text weight paper, on the hand, is thinner and similar to magazine paper.
Paper Stock: This relates to surface finish of the paper. Coated stock is shiny and glares under light. Matte and Uncoated papers are dull and Satin is somewhat between Glossy and Matte.
Cover: Refers to the first spread. It can be made with the same paper as the Inside, Text 80, or it can be made of Cover 100.
Inside: These are all other spreads after the Cover. The Inside is made of Text 80 weight paper.
Sides to print: This choice is available only for the Cover. The Inside is treated as a two sided print.
Number of Pages: This refers to the number of pages of the Inside only. The total number of pages is the number of pages for the Inside plus the four pages for the Cover.
Cover File Upload: This is the file for the Cover. It should have four individual pages (no spreads).
Inside File Upload: This is the file for the Inside. It should have the same number of individual pages (no spreads) as selected in Number of Pages above.
Finish: You can select a Finish for the Cover only. This relates to a protective layer of lamination. Choose between a Glossy (shiny) or Matte (dull) laminate or no finish at all.
Turnaround: Standard turnaround is 5 Business Days. There are other options that come with an added cost.
Once the order is completed, the last step is to upload the file(s). This option will be available through a button that appears upon completion and payment of the order.
PDF/X: We follow a PDF workflow. Therefore, you should submit files that are compliant with at least PDF/X-1a:2001, an ISO standard for the exchange of graphic content. Doing so, you rule out any possibility of missing fonts or images. All PDF files need to include bleed, but there is no need to include registration or cut marks.
Bleed: Should be at least 1/8 of an inch or 3 millimeters.
Color space: All elements in your design should be in CMYK. No RGB colors should be used anywhere on the document, including all bitmap images and vector graphics.
Resolution for Printing: 300 DPI is the suggested minimum resolution for all bitmap images in your document.