SADDLE STAPLED BOOKLETS
If you’re printing a booklet, you’ll have a large amount of content to print. Many words with possible spelling mistakes or many phrases that could be written in a slightly different way. No doubt as soon as you print them, you’re going to want to change something. Printable has a clever way to avoid this and save you money but you’ll have to contact us to find out our secret.
HOW TO DESIGN A SADDLE STAPLED BOOKLET
Graphic designers have the tough job of designing for web, print, signage and there’s so many variables. When it comes to designing booklets, there are a few tips that could help the printers give you a great printed result.
When you have a booklet of many pages, the thickness of the paper forces the middle sections outwards, which means when the printer trims the edge so it’s nice and flush, your design could be trimmed off too. When designing a booklet of many pages, keep your important text (page numbers) a reasonable distance from the edge of the page.
PLACING AN IMAGE OVER A SPREAD
On screen this design technique might look great but choosing your image wisely is important. The reality is that printing always moves. All booklet makers have slight movement, all guillotines have slight slur, so why set yourself up for inaccuracy? If you place an image across a spread (across two sections) then think about the image, if the sections don’t line up perfectly, how will that effect the image?
HOW MANY PAGES IS ECONOMICAL?
The number of pages in a booklet are always in a multiple of 4. If your design is not in a multiple of 4, blank pages will need to be inserted. Insert blank pages into the design so the printer (Printable Solutions) knows where to place them.
HOW TO DESIGN A WIRE BOUND BOOKLET
Wire bound booklets are easy to design. The only factor that you need to consider is the space you need to leave where the binding will occur. Leave a minimum of a 15mm margin from the bound edge before you start your text.