Booklets, catalogues and magazines
Congratulations on finding us! It’s your lucky day, as booklets are something we really excel at. We do them very well, with fair prices, excellent quality and fast turnaround. Our booklets are perfect for catalogues, company profiles, financial reports and photo books. We print all booklet styles and sizes. Enquire now for a quote now, we will be back to you VERY soon!
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Booklet printing services
When you have too much information for a flyer, booklets are your next step. Pages need to be in multiples of 4 (or the booklet will fall apart!)
- Event programs/magazines
- Price books
- Product guides/catalogues
- Annual reports
- Mini booklet printing and small booklet printing
- Custom booklet printing
- Online booklet printing
Is it for something special? Maybe a deluxe booklet with a heavy weight laminated cover is what you are looking for? Adding spot UV, foil and embossing to the cover is an easy way to take it up a level! Standard booklet sizes are DL, A5 and A4. The minimum order quantity for booklets is 1. The best prices start at about 500 copies. Contact us to see how we can help you make the best use of your budget.
Booklet binding explained
Saddle stitch booklets
This is the most economical option, and looks great. The booklet is folded and stapled down the spine. This is how small magazines like New Idea and Woman’s Day are held together.The number of pages that can be held together depends on the paper used – usually about 64. A variation is a loop stitch where the back of the staple has a loop that sticks out from the spine so the book can be placed into a binder.
Perfect, Burst or PUR Binding
This is for hard cover (case bound) and soft cover books. It has a flat spine and the pages are grouped into sections and glued to the spine. Examples of perfect bound magazines include National Geographic, Donna Hay and Women’s Weekly. With Burst Binding the pages are perforated and the glue goes through the perforations when attaching to the spine. PUR is a variation on perfect binding, using a PUR glue.
Wire, Plastic Comb and Plastic Coil Binding
Holes are punched along the spine edge of the sheets of paper, and then wire or plastic is threaded through the holes. Wiro binding is a series of double loops, and continuous coil is a simple coil threaded through the holes. This method is suitable for large books that will be handled a lot (eg, training manuals, instruction guides, policy documentation, product catalogues). Plastic comb binding is less sturdy, but is another popular option.
Drilled for a binder/folder
We are also able to drill holes through the pages to make them fit any type of binder. We can also supply custom printed binders, or printed cover and spine inserts for insert binders/lever arch folders.
Self cover v Custom cover booklets
Self cover booklets
When a booklet is self covered, it means that the cover of the booklet is the same paper and finish as the pages. The above prices are all for self covered booklets. This is the cheapest option, and as long as the chosen paper stock is suitable, the results are great. Our standard self cover booklets are on 150gsm gloss or matt coated artpaper. But we do offer cheaper options (100gsm bond, 115gsm gloss) and more expensive options (170gsm gloss).
Custom cover booklets
If you want to take your booklet to the next level, then the options are huge! Typically the cover will be heavier than the pages. It can be on coated or uncoated stock. You might want to add a gloss or matt laminate (celloglaze) to one or both sides of the cover. You can also consider adding embossing, a high shine spot UV or other effects like foil. The cover can be oversized and creased or scored to create a flap. Hard covers or case bound books are very classy, and if you have the budget are a brilliant way of presenting something really special.
Mini and small booklets are really handy, the smaller size makes them easy to carry around in your pocket, handbag etc. The ultimate mini booklets are used for product manuals, assembly instructions and user guides for all types of products but particularly for those that have small packaging. The lower cost of small booklets make them a no brainer to be used as a promotional giveaway. Printing Brisbane will help you out with your mini or small booklet printing, contact us for prices and deadlines today!
Other booklet options
Product catalogues often include a tear-off, perforated order form as the first or last page of the catalogue.
We can cut slots into the booklet cover to allow business cards to be inserted, the whole book can be cut to a particular shape (something fancy, or just a few rounded corners).
Usually, a folded map or plan printed and bound into a book that folds out to a size that is larger than the actual page size.
An index cut into the edge of the book for quick reference. For example, Dictionaries.
Interested to find out more about our booklet printing services?
Hard cover or case bound book
Drilled for a binder/folder