Papers For Full Size Booklets - Glossy
We utilize glossy paper (80# text) that folds nicely and exudes rich colors. Customers choose this paper for booklets more than any other.
The matte paper (70# text) feels heavy, more opaque, and you can write on it. Some clients believe the creamier finish of flat booklets emits a higher-end product.
Upgrade your cover to a thin card stock giving your booklets or comic books a longer shelf life and a more lavish feel.
Full Size Booklets - Glossy
Printing Full Size Booklets - Glossy
Learn More About Printing Full Size Booklets - Glossy
Printkeg's large magazine-style 8.5x11 full-size glossy booklets are folded and stapled and are best suited for custom catalogs, manuals, magazines, and programs. When considering our fast turnaround, professional quality control, and premium printing, Printkeg offers the lowest prices for small runs of booklets anywhere.
Coated papers (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.
Glossy Booklet Features
- Glossy booklets are rich in color.
- You can order as little as one booklet at a time.
- Booklets are full color and full bleed.
- Humans inspect artwork before printing begins.
- We compare a physical book to digital version before beginning full run.
Gloss or Matte?
You may prefer your book on matte rather than gloss - or vice versa. Let's outline the difference a little to help you make the right decision.
Gloss Booklets are richer in color. They also feel more like a magazine from a rack at Books-A-Million - significantly if you upgrade the cover. The coating on gloss booklets makes them pop, and marketers commonly gravitate towards them.
Matte Booklets host more muted colors, but the paper feels more decadent, more opaque, and you can write in them. Some customers think the smoother finish of matte booklets exudes a more higher-end product. There is a slight shine on areas that are not white due to the toner.
Turnaround Times Are Fast
Turnaround for the glossy booklet and newsletter printing varies significantly due to unforeseen setup time, proof times, and approval times. If you have a strict deadline, we ask that you speak with a Printkeg representative. This step will allow us to work closely with you and remain on schedule. Please provide a deadline date in the messages field above, if possible.Most projects require five business days.
Proofs For Booklets
For maximum quality, we strongly recommend that you order a physical proof (or order one book before committing to the full project). We cannot guarantee 100% accuracy for orders requesting "proof not required." Please consider extra non-turnaround time for set up, proofing, and shipping.
We understand customers might be crunched for time, so opting for a digital proof might be a better option. Please specify in the "Messages / Deadlines" field above if a digital proof is needed. Please contact us to discuss any stringent deadlines if applicable.
Proofs are produced and mailed by UPS or USPS as soon as the art is print-ready. If you do not choose a physical or digital proof, the file will be evaluated by our staff designers then forwarded to production. We always check files for resolution, quality, and bleed concerns.
Sending Us Your Booklet Files
Please upload your booklet art on this page unless you are sending multiple files or files that are very large. Multiple files or large files should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered via third party storage app such as Dropbox.
Setting Up Your Art
Many clients turn art in as a multipage document with .25” total trim (bleed). Each page size should be 8.75 x 11.25. The key to well-printed newsletters and booklets is providing enough bleed area by keeping relevant text and images away from the edges.
Some clients also submit multipage 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 multipage 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.
"When I misunderstood the production time for my booklets, Kevin and the team ensure they made them on time for my grandmother's 100th birthday. He went from a production time of 4 days to 2 and was flexible with changing the mailing address. Thank you so much. My family loved the booklets. I will definitely use and recommend PrintKeg in the future." - Rosey
"The booklet print quality is very good, the turnaround is quick. Your customer service is responsive to questions and concerns." - Felicia
More Details About Printing Booklets
All custom booklets and newsletters are considered "full bleed" or borderless. Learn more by visiting our Support Center. Please allow enough time in advance for proofing and set up. If you have a tight deadline, please feel free to contact us concerning your project.
Shipping Full-Size Booklets
Booklets 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. Invoices are not included inside packages.