Printing Info & Specs
Printkeg's calendars are essentially 28-page 8.5x11 full-size booklets which are folded and stapled (top bound). When considering our fast turnaround, professional quality control, and premium printing, Printkeg offers the lowest prices for small runs of calendars anywhere. Families, businesses, and artists love them.
Coated papers (our gloss) are naturally less expensive than uncoated papers (matte) since they are more popular industry-wide. Choosing between gloss and matte is more about preference and branding.
We advise that you also order a physical proof.
We print everything as "full-bleed" or border-less. Learn more about bleed by visiting our Support Center. Please allow enough time for proofing and set up. If you have a tight deadline, please feel free to contact us concerning your project.
Turnaround for calendars depends on setup time, proof times, and approval times. If you have a strict deadline, please speak with a Printkeg representative. This step will allow us to work closely with you to stay on schedule. Also, provide a deadline date in the messages field above, if possible.
Most projects require five business days.
For maximum quality, we always recommend a physical proof for calendars, or we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy for orders requesting "proof not required." Please consider extra non-turnaround time for set up, the printing of proofs, and shipping times.
We understand some customers may be crunched for time, so a digital proof or "proof not required" might be a necessary option. Please specify in the "Messages / Deadlines" field above if a digital proof is needed and the deadline.
Proofs are produced and mailed by UPS or USPS as soon as art is print-ready. If you do not choose a proof, the file will be evaluated by our staff designers then forwarded to production.
Please upload calendar art on this page unless you are sending multiple files or files that are extremely large. Multiple files or large files should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered via third party storage apps such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
If you only have photos and images, we can provide the actual calendar pages. Choose "Create My Calendar For Me (+$29)" if you would like help setting up the artwork and cover page. Send us 12 photos (one for each month) and a cover image. A back image is optional and included. A designer will work with you on creating a nice cover.
Many clients turn art in as a multi-page document with .25” total trim (bleed). Each page size should be 8.75 x 11.25. The key to well-printed photos and images for calendars is providing us with enough bleed area (keeping critical text and images away from the edge).
Some clients also submit multi-page documents in spread format. This format is an acceptable method that is sometimes preferable depending on the artwork; however, it is not necessary or required.
We prefer booklets to be turned in as multi-page files with a .25” total trim area. Some customers find it easier to submit newsletter/booklet pages individually and numbered. Please name the cover page 1.jpg or 1.pdf.
Additional sizes are available including 9x12 and 12x12. These sizes require a 100 quantity minimum.
Bulk pricing is available for orders over 1000 calendars. Please contact us for custom quotes.
Calendars are shrink-wrapped in stacks of varying sizes depending on the order quantity and box size. We also surround stacks with thick bubble wrap for superior support and protection. We do not include invoices inside packages..
Calendars can be individually wrapped upon request.