Small Booklet Printing
WHAT ARE MINI BOOKLETS?
Mini booklets are booklets that are sized smaller than 5×7. This size can be difficult to produce since the size negates some volume discounts while still requiring the same binding as larger booklets. This typically results in a lopsided pricing model that many printers try to avoid.
PriorityPrintService.com is well-equipped to handle these orders, and our pricing model will result in savings in excess of what would typically be available from other printing services online or locally.
WHAT ARE MINI BOOKLETS USED FOR?
The most common use for mini booklet printing is as a packaging component. A small and lightweight book is cheap and easy to include in small packages. Other uses can include programs, marketing collateral, guides, direct mail, and even with clothing tags!
WHAT MAKES IT A “SMALL BOOKLET”?
Booklets consist of an inside paper stock (often called “guts”) and a cover paper stock. External (cover) papers can be heavier, or the same weight as the inside pages. Booklets that use the same paper on the outside as the inside are referred to as “self-covers”.
WHAT PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BOOKLET PRINTING?
These are the papers available for mini booklet online ordering, more papers are available via a custom quote:
- Opaque Text, commonly used for letterhead and stationary, it makes an effective magazine material.
- Gloss Text, extremely popular to use for magazines or booklets.
- Gloss Cardstock, a good, mid weight cardstock that works great as a magazine cover. Heavier cardstocks can theoretically be used but are not always good options when they’ll interfere with binding.
WHAT BINDING METHODS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MINI BOOKLETS?
Saddle Stitch Binding are when pieces of paper folded and stapled to create pages. Each sheet used yields 4 page faces, so all saddle stitch booklets are in increments of 4 pages. Sheets-times-four is the industry-wide method of measuring the number of pages that books that use saddle stitch binding.
Mini Catalogue Printing (Perfect Bound)
Small Catalogue Printing typically refers to perfect bound booklet printing. How is perfect binding different from other binding methods? Where saddle stitch uses staples, and spiral binding uses plastic coils, perfect binding uses glue. When we perfect bind a small booklet there are two phases: roughing and gluing. Roughing uses a small blade to prepare the spine to receive the glue by making shallow cuts into it. These cuts increase the surface area of the page and allow the glue to seep in and create a much stronger bind.
Spiral Bound Small Booklet Printing
Spiral binding uses plastic spirals to keep their pages in place. The spirals come in different colors, and are a cost-effective way to keep large amounts of pages together.