All the space you need to tell the full story.
- Saddle stitched (stapled binding)
- Multiple cover paper stock options
- Quantities range from 1 to 2000
- Booklet requires a complete PDF upload
Please note: See below for important information on how to create your own booklet design file - or download this PDF guide.
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Tell your story with custom printed booklets.
To create more buzz, these custom booklets are an effective and organized way to share information with customers. Hand out at events and trade shows to give potential customers your contact information or pack them with giveaways to let people know about new products or sales.
With full-color booklet printing you can tell people all about your business, guide clients through sales pitches or create a catalog of product listings.
File Format, Layout & Cover Guidelines
For a successful print, we recommend following these upload specifications:
- Format: Your file must be in PDF format, with no password protection.
- Layout: Make sure that the file comes in single pages, arranged in correct reading order and contains all pages, including four cover pages.
- Blank pages: If you would like the inside of the cover pages to be blank, make sure to include blank pages in your PDF file.
Design & Layout Tips
To ensure a polished high-quality print on your booklet, check out these tips.
Booklets are printed in CMYK. Images in RGB or PANTONE colors will automatically be converted.
300dpi is the required resolution for booklets. Lower resolution files will affect the quality of the final print.
Make sure to include a bleed of 1/8” (0.125 in) on every side of every page in your print file – to avoid white margins or images that go to the edge of the page.The bleed threshold is ±0.25, so if your page bleed is beyond that, you may be unable to upload your file.
Your text should be placed at least 1/2” (0.5 in) from the margin. Anything less, your text may be too close to the edge of the page or the binding, making it difficult to read, if you miss the correct safety margin, then content can be too close to the edge, the binding or may end up in the bleed, cutting off your text or making it difficult to read.
For your cover paper you can choose from these paper stock options:
Budget matte: 80lb silk coated cover stock, 9.5pt
Premium matte: 100lb silk coated cover stock, 11pt
Budget glossy: 80lb glossy cover stock, 9.5pt
Premium glossy: 100lb Glossy cover, 11pt
All inside pages come in 80lb, 6pt silk coated paper.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Booklets can be printed, packaged and delivered in just 4-6 business days. We offer 2 shipping speed options: Standard (4-6 business days) and Economy (8 business days).
Q: Can I design a custom booklet right on Vistaprint?
A: Right now, you have to create your PDF print file yourself, not on our site. However, we will make sure the file you give us has the right format and page count. Check out our booklet printing guidelines PDF.
Q: Do I have to include content on all four cover pages?
A: No, you’re not required to - you’ll just need to include blank pages in your print-ready PDF. But if you’d like to utilize all the space and add content to all four cover pages, you’re welcome to do that, too.
Q: Do I need to keep page bleed in mind?
A: Yes. You’ll want to include a bleed of 1/8" on every side of every page in your print file. This prevents white margins or images not reaching the edge of the page. If your file doesn’t include a page bleed, and is uploaded in the trim size, your document may be stretched or cut off. If your file doesn’t fit the product specification (bleeds, safety margins…), you’ll see a message telling you to fix your upload before placing your order.
Q: How many pages does a booklet have?
A: A booklet is composed of 4 cover pages and the inside pages. For instance, an 8-page booklet includes both sides of your front cover and both sides of your back cover. It also has 4 pages inside.
Q: Can I get one booklet printed before I order for larger quantities?
A: Yes. We’re able to print a quantity of one custom booklet so that you can check it out.
Q: Will the price per booklet drop if I order more?
A: Yes. The price per booklet drops as your order quantity increases. You can check the price per quantity by clicking on the quantity drop down higher up on the page, or by clicking on the "Product Specifications" above.