Description

Catalogs & Booklets are multi-page bound documents. They can range from glossy product sales tools to corporate training aides. Catalogs & Booklets often provide comprehensive information about the range of products or services offered by the publisher. Catalogs & Booklets that are intended to be kept for longer periods of time often have covers printed on thicker stock for durability.

Our Catalogs and Booklets are available with four binding options, Saddle Stitch, Coil Bind, Comb Bind and Velo Binding. For other binding options, please submit a custom estimate request by clicking "Estimates" at the top of the page.

Recommendations

The most common order options are 8.5" x 11" with 16 pages plus the cover on 100# Gloss Text weight paper with 100# Gloss Cover stock for the cover. Almost always, Catalogs & Booklets are printed in full color on both sides of each page (4/4).

For higher quantities and additional stock choices, please check out our Catalogs & Booklets under 4-Color Offset Printing.

Marketing Tips

Catalogs & Booklets showcase products and their benefits, which helps guide customers to what they would like to buy. They're a great way to show customers the full range of your products and services. A strong sales tool that many people look to for everything from clothing to electronics and services, catalogs and booklets bring the showroom to the customer.

Many Catalogs & Booklets are sent directly to current and prospective customers. If you have a broad product range or your customers need detailed information to make good choices, Catalogs & Booklets are for you.

Consider adding a QR code to your design to link directly to additional online information. This can be a great way to provide more detail than you would want to cram onto your Catalogs & Booklets. Since a QR code can link to an online message, you can change the online message without the need to reprint the QR code.

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:

  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 8.5" x 11"

Any Trim Size

You can order custom sizes by using the "Any Trim Size (Edit Below)" option in the pricing calculator. First select the standard size option which is larger in both dimensions (height and width) than your desired custom size. In the "Any Trim Size (Edit Below)" box on the pricing calculator (shown below), type in your desired dimensions. Please remember if you are ordering "Any Trim Size" for catalogs, "Any Trim Size" dimensions are for catalogs after they are folded and finished.

Be mindful of the custom trim when submitting a file to prevent any part of your design from being trimmed away. It's extra important to look at a proof when ordering custom trim.

24# Laser Print w/Self Cover

24# Laser Print

This stock is a good economical text weight 98 brightness laser print stock.

This paper works well for product information, program information and general information booklets.

Self Cover means the cover of the Catalog is the same paper as the interior pages

24# Laser Print w/80# Digital Cover

24# Laser Print

This stock is a good economical text weight 98 brightness laser print stock with a 100 brightness 80# cover stock.

This paper works well for product information, program information and general information booklets with a heavy cover stock for longer durability.

80# Cover means the cover of the Catalog is the heavier cover stock paper and the interior pages are text weight paper.

80# Digital Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from thick index cards, though the finish is much higher quality.

28# Laser Print w/Self Cover

28# Laser Print

This stock is an upgrade to the 24# Laser Print stock. It is a heavier text weight smooth 100 brightness laser print stock

This paper works well for event program booklets and marketing product catalogs.

Self Cover means the cover of the Catalog is the same paper as the interior pages

28# Laser Print w/100# Digital Cover

28# Laser Print

This stock is an upgrade to the 24# Laser Print stock. It is a heavier text weight smooth 100 brightness laser print stock with a 100# gloss cover stock.

This paper works well for event program booklets and marketing product catalogs with a heavy cover stock for longer durability.

100# Gloss Cover means the cover of the Catalog is the heavier gloss cover stock paper and the interior pages are text weight paper.

100# Gloss Cover

This cover stock has the same weight as standard business cards, however it has a satin semi-gloss finish to it.

Stiffer than 28# Laser Print Text, this semi-glossy finish cover stock offers sharp folds and a sturdy product for a very professional result. This stock is coated on both sides.

32# Laser Print w/Self Cover

32# Laser Print

This stock is an upgrade to the 28# Laser Print stock. It is a heavier text weight 100 brightness laser print stock

This paper works well for event program booklets and marketing product catalogs.

Self Cover means the cover of the Catalog is the same paper as the interior pages

32# Laser Print w/80# Digital Cover

32# Laser Print

This stock is an upgrade to the 28# Laser Print stock. It is a heavier text weight 100 brightness laser print stock with a 80# cover stock.

This paper works well for event program booklets and marketing product catalogs with a heavy cover stock for longer durability.

80# Cover means the cover of the Catalog is the heavier cover stock paper and the interior pages are text weight paper.

80# Digital Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from thick index cards, though the finish is much higher quality.

100# Gloss Text w/Self Cover

100# Gloss Text

You may be familiar with this type of stock from the covers of many popular magazines like People and Time.

This paper strikes a balance between thickness and foldability, while the glossy finish on both sides gives your text a professional appearance.

Self Cover means the cover of the Catalog is the same paper as the interior pages

100# Gloss Text w/ 100# Gloss Cover

100# Gloss Text

You may be familiar with this type of stock from the covers of many popular magazines like People and Time.

This paper strikes a balance between thickness and foldability, while the glossy finish on both sides gives your text a professional appearance.

100# Gloss Cover

This cover stock has the same weight as standard business cards, however it has a satin semi-gloss finish to it.

Stiffer than 100# Gloss Text, this semi-glossy finish cover stock offers sharp folds and a sturdy product for a very professional result. This stock is coated on both sides.

4/4

Full color on both sides of the sheet. This option can reproduce the range of colors you see in a typical photograph out of the standard 4 printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Typical examples of this are magazine covers and high-end catalogs.

No Coating

This product prints uncoated in a professional, finished quality.

Explanation of Turnaround Time

See a quick chart showing turnaround times

Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. Turnarount time starts next day for proofs approved after 9:00 a.m. (PST). All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order. Order cutoff time is 8:30 a.m. (PST).

Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.

Note: Although we make every possible effort to turn jobs around in the estimated times offered, your job may require more time due to unforeseeable or uncontrollable circumstances or finishing services added onto the job. We will not credit customers or give discounts if a job runs past the estimated turnaround time. Turnaround times are an estimate, not a guarantee!

2-3 Day Turnaround

If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. Turnarount time starts next day for proofs approved after 9:00 a.m. (PST). If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time begins as soon as your order begins the imposition process. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).

Guidelines

Files must be uploaded before the cut off time of 8:30 a.m. (PST). If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 9:00 a.m. (PST) for turnaround time to begin.

2-3 Day Shipped Orders
Orders will ship between 2 business days after 4:00 p.m. and 4 business days if you follow the guidelines.

Files uploaded after the cut off time will be processed the following business day.

Rush Next Day Turnaround

If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. Turnaround time starts next day for proofs approved after 9:00 a.m. (PST). If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time begins as soon as your order begins the imposition process. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).

Guidelines

Files must be uploaded before the cut off time of 8:30 a.m. (PST). If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 9:00 a.m. (PST) for turnaround time to begin.

Next Day Shipped Orders
Orders will ship between 1 business day after 4:00 p.m. if you follow the guidelines.

Note: Rush Next Day Turnaround is only available on quantities of up to 100 Booklets or Catalogs

Files uploaded after the cut off time will be processed the following business day.

Number Pages

The number of page options available for our digital printed Booklets and Catalogs are listed below:

  • 8 Pages (4 cover, 4 inside)
  • 12 Pages (4 cover, 8 inside)
  • 16 Pages (4 cover, 12 inside)
  • 20 Pages (4 cover, 16 inside)
  • 24 Pages (4 cover, 20 inside)
  • 28 Pages (4 cover, 24 inside)
  • 32 Pages (4 cover, 28 inside)
  • 36 Pages (4 cover, 32 inside)
  • 40 Pages (4 cover, 36 inside)
  • 44 Pages (4 cover, 40 inside)
  • 48 Pages (4 cover, 44 inside)
  • 52 Pages (4 cover, 48 inside)

Binding Options

Our Digital Catalogs come with 4 binding options:

Saddle Stitched, also referred to as a stapled booklet or catalog, is double stapled piece in the fold and edge trimmed. This is one of mte most common ways of binding booklets and catalogs.

Coil Bound also referred to as spiral binding is one of our most popular products, The sheets are punched and a spiral, or coil, is inserted through the holes to create a bound book.

Comb Binding is a semi-permanent form of binding that is good when you are assembling a book that may have pages that change frequently. Comb binding involves plastic spines with rings that overlap to form a bound book.

Velo Binding involves punching several small holes along the edge of an unbound book. A strip of plastic with rigid tines is inserted into the holes from the top of the book, and a strip with corresponding holes is placed on the back with the tines protruding through. The book is then placed in a machine that holds the book tightly while the excess length of the tines is cut and the tips melted to seal the bind.

For binding options not listed above, please submit a custom estimate request by clicking "Estimates" at the top of the page.

Quantity

The quantity available is dependent on the order specifications you choose. To see available quantities, complete all order specifications in the pricing calculator and click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu.

Due to our printing process, we print in specific quantity increments. If you would like an amount not listed in the pricing calculator, you have two options.

  1. Request a custom estimate for the specific quantity you need
  2. Order a larger quantity and ask us to ship only what you need

Ordering one of our specified quantities is generally more affordable than a custom estimate. Let us know how many units you would like shipped and we will recycle the excess for you. Simply choose the amount of items you would like recycled under the "shipping" section after placing your order.

For example, if you would like 700 units, you can order 1000 units and let us know you only want 700 shipped. We will responsibly dispose of the extras.

We typically print more than the quantity ordered. Because printing is a manufacturing process, the total finished quantity may vary. We usually ship a few more than you order, but sometimes quantities can vary +/- 5%. Standard industry procedure is to consider this range shipment in full.

When to choose Offset

4-Color Offset printing is ideal for lower prices on large quantity orders or any time you would like coating on your products.

Almost always, people choose this option when ordering large quantities.

When to choose Digital

4-Color Digital printing is ideal for lower quantity orders and additional paper options, and usually has even faster turnaround times. Digital products cannot be coated.

Custom Orders

If you would like to order product options not available in the pricing calculator, simply request a custom estimate. To request a custom estimate, click "Estimates" at the top of the page.

In many cases, it is more affordable to order one of our specified quantities than to place a custom order. Custom orders are most commonly placed for order specifications that are not listed in the calculator.

If all your order specifications are available in the Pricing Calculator but you would like a quantity not listed in the dropdown menu, choose the next-highest quantity. Simply choose "recycle overages" in the shipping method section and we will responsibly recycle the extras.
Orders will ship between 5 business days after 4:00 p.m. and 7 business days if you follow the guidelines.

For example, if you would like 700 units, you can order 1000 units and let us know you only want 700 shipped. We will responsibly dispose of the extras.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.

EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

For detailed information about advanced file setup, please click here Click Here

File Preparation

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file. Click here to see our preferred PDF settings.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

  1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.

  2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
  3. All fonts need to be outlined or embedded. For more information on fonts, please Click Here
  4. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.) For more information on crop marks, please Click Here
  5. Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. For more information on bleed, please Click Here
  6. Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. For more information on safe area, please Click Here
  7. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.For more information on borders, please Click Here

For detailed information about advanced file setup, Click Here

File Orientation

Please click the link below for an explanation of file orientation.

Bleed and Safe Area

We require that you extend any images that run up to the trim line a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") past the trim line to create "bleed". Depending on what program you use to create your file, this may or may not change the total image area of your file. Programs like Photoshop that do not allow the creation of "bleed" or the addition of crop marks will require an image area that is 1/4" (0.25") larger than your desired final overall image area in both dimensions.

Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. If you choose to make less than this minimum clearance, we will NOT be responsible for items that are cut off in this area.

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Proofs and File Check

  1. Online PDF Proof: You will be sent a link to view your proof via email. Please keep in mind that this is only a proof for content and positioning; the color on your screen may vary from the color of your final product, depending on your monitor and viewing conditions.
  2. Hard Copy Proof: The Hard Copy Proof can either be picked up on-site or shipped to you. Please keep in mind that this is a proof for content and positioning and is not printed on your actual job stock. Color may vary slightly when printed on the stock you ordered. When ordering a Hard Copy Proof, you will receive a complimentary Online PDF Proof, as well.
  3. No Proof, Run As-Is: This option is for the industry professional who is certain their project is ready to hit the press and does not require the additional security of a proof.

File Check:

If our prepress department sees anything questionable with your file, we will contact you via email with our concerns. Should prepress email you, please note that your job is not considered fully submitted until you respond to this email. This should be factored into your turnaround time.

Please Note: The charge for our technical team to review your file when first submitted is included in the price of your order. If they note technical concerns with your file, they may email you with their concerns so you can upload a corrected file. If subsequent uploads still contain errors, you may be charged an additional prepress fee to review your file again.

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Design Online

You can create a personalized design in just a few minutes. Once you click the "Start Your Design" button, you're taken to a huge library of design templates. You can search by specific category or select "generic" for personal use. Making changes to the text, font size and uploading a picture or logo on your chosen template is as easy as using a basic computer program. After you're done making changes, you are able to instantly view an online proof and order it for print.

There are professional design templates for almost any personal and business need.

Start Your Design

Assisted Design

If you like one of the Design Online templates but would prefer not to handle the designing yourself, this option is ideal. Simply let us know which template you like and supply the information you would like to appear on your design. We will handle the rest!

Keep in mind that the images on the template will remain the same. Only text can be edited and basic logos added.

There are professional design templates for almost any personal and business need.

Check out all your Design Online template options.

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Custom Design

Welcome to
ASAP Reprographics' Graphic Design Service!

Our team of graphic designers understands the importance of a great design coupled with the technical realities of prepress and printing. Our on-staff graphic design department will take your ideas and information through a creative process which combines art and technology, resulting in a high-quality finished product. We create fully custom designs that help represent your company, brand or product in a professional way. We believe that your image is our image.

Whether you need customized business cards, brochures, stationery, postcards, flyers, vinyl banner design or simply prepress adjustments to existing artwork, we do it all.

Please contact us for an estimate. We will get back to you in a timely manner with an estimated cost to do your project. We look forward to serving you.

Graphic Design Fees

Our Graphic Design Services are based on the following fee structure:

  • $90.00/hour
    — Artwork design revisions, alterations and changes; 15 minute ($22.50) minimum.
    — New design; 30 minute ($45.00) minimum.
  • $3.00 — Additional PDF Proofs per PDF page (i.e. Additional 12 page proof would be $36.00).
  • $5.00 — Additional Digital Printed Proofs ( per 8.5" X 11", per side ).
  • $10.00 — Re-RIP of any file. (Multi-page products like catalogs subject to higher rates)

eep in mind that this price is estimated and includes limits on the amount of images and revisions that can be made before incurring additional charges. We will notify you prior to performing any services that cost more money.

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