Half Size Booklets - Matte
Half Size Booklets - Matte
Printing Info & Specs
Matte half size booklets are half-folded and stitched (stapled) and are intended for small catalogs, pamphlets, playbills and programs. The slight sheen of digital toner combined with uncoated paper results in a stylish and fashionable matte finish. Matte booklets sometimes feel a little thicker than their gloss counterparts despite the weight class being lighter. This is due to the process of producing coated/glossy papers.
Naturally, a matte finish is a little more expensive to achieve than coated papers (gloss). If people will be writing on the booklets, matte is the best format to choose.
We strongly advise ordering a physical proof.
All custom booklets are printed "full bleed" or borderless. White margins present in artwork are always preserved unless otherwise instructed. If you have a tight deadline, please feel free to contact us concerning your print project.
Turnaround time for booklet printing is five days which doesn't begin until art is approved.
Setup times, proof times and approval times often vary greatly, so we ask customers with strict deadlines to please communicate with a Printkeg customer service representative. We will work very closely with you to stay on schedule. Please provide a deadline date in the messages field on the above form if essential.
To achieve top notch results, we recommend customers to order a physical proof for all half size booklet printing. When you are able to physically hold a sample booklet in your hands, you can understand what changes, if any, need to be made. A physical proof is very beneficial if you have extra time. Please remember that turnaround time begins once the physical proof is approved.
Sometimes you do not always have the extra time for a physical proof, so a digital proof might be enough to get one last look at the art before going to print. If you need a digital proof, please let us know in the messages box above.
If you forgo a proof, our designers in the Art Department will always review the artwork to ensure quality, resolution and bleed.
Please upload small booklet art on this page unless you are sending multiple or huge files. These files can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered via third party storage app such as Dropbox and HighTail.com. The above upload feature only accepts one file.
Matte half size booklet files can be submitted to us in various formats. Many clients turn art in as a multipage PDF document with .25” bleed area. Each page size should be sized 5.75 x 8.75. Providing enough bleed area (area between edge and important text/images) is the most essential key in producing nice booklets.
We prefer booklets to be turned in as multipage files with a .25” bleed area. Some customers find it easier to submit half-sized booklet pages individually and numbered. Please name the cover page 1.jpg or 1.pdf. Again, we prefer the pages to be submitted as one document.
Shipping Half Size Booklets
Half size booklets and newsletters are shrinkwrapped 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 but can be viewed from the Printkeg control panel.