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Description

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

Our Catalogs are bound with saddle stitching. For other binding options, please submit a custom estimate request by clicking "Estimates" at the top of the page.

Our Catalogs w/ Presentation Folder Cover are offered with one or two 4" pockets. Also with and without standard business card slits. Your file must be supplied with die line indicating which of these options you prefer. The size indicated on the website refers to the size of the Presentation Folder and inside pages, for example the 9 x 12 size will be a 9 x 12 Presentation Folder and 9 x 12 inside pages. If you prefer a smaller size for the inside pages, the size may be no smaller than one inch in height and one inch in width from the size of Presentation Folder. Catalogs w/ Presentation Folder that require a smaller size for the inside pages will always be stitched flush to the bottom. If you require the smaller size inside pages to be stitch in the center, enter a custom estimate as these must be hand stitched.

  • Standard Sizes
  • Presentation Folder Cover
  • Any Trim Size

Standard Sizes

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

  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 8.5" x 5.5" (Landscape)
  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 9" x 12"
  • 11" x 8.5" (Landscape)
  • 12" x 9" (Landscape)

  • 70# Uncoated Text Self-Cover
  • 70# Uncoated Text w/ 14 Pt Uncoated Cover
  • 80# Gloss Text Self-Cover
  • 100# Gloss Text Self-Cover
  • 100# Gloss Text w/ 100# Gloss Cover
  • 100# Gloss Text w/ 14 Pt Gloss Cover
  • Sample Books

70# Uncoated Text

You may be familiar with this type of stock from business stationary or typical letterhead.

This paper has a quality feel, folds easily, and is a good choice when you don't want a slick and shiny finish.

70# Uncoated Text

You may be familiar with this type of stock from business stationary or typical letterhead.

This paper has a quality feel, folds easily, and is a good choice when you don't want a slick and shiny finish.

14 Pt. Uncoated Cover

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

This is a very versatile stock. The uncoated finish is good when you don't want a slick and shiny look, while the firm 14 Pt. stock folds precisely.

80# Gloss Text

This type of stock is lighter than 100# Gloss Book. Offers a thinner book for Catalogs that are 40 pages plus. Has more flexibility for folding.

You can save postage cost on Catalogs that require mailing. For large quantities there is a shipping cost savings.

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 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

You may be familiar with this type of stock from standard business cards.

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

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.

14 Pt Gloss Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from presentation folders.

This thick and stiff stock is coated on both sides with a glossy finish.

  • 4/4 (Full Color Both Sides)
  • 4/1 (Full Color Front / B&W Back)
  • 4/0 (Full Color Front Side Only)

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.

  • AQ 2 Sides
  • Satin AQ 2 Sides
  • UV 2 Sides
  • UV 1 Side

AQ 2 Sides

AQ is short for Aqueous Coating. This is a semi-gloss, environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied over the entire front and back of the printed piece. It provides additional gloss and protection, and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.

Satin AQ 2 Sides

AQ is short for Aqueous Coating. This is a matte finish, environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied over the entire printed piece. It reduces the gloss of the printing and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.

UV 2 Sides

UV is short for Ultra Violet Light-Cured Coating. This is a high-gloss coating applied over the entire printed piece. It is not recommended for products you need to write on after being printed.

UV 1 Side

UV is short for Ultra Violet Light-Cured Coating. This is a high-gloss coating applied over the front of the printed piece. It is not recommended for printed material you need to write on after being produced.

  • Explanation of Turnaround Time
  • Next Day
  • Rush
  • 1-2 Day
  • 2-3 Days
  • 3-4 Days
  • 5-7 Days

Explanation of Turnaround Time

See a quick chart showing turnaround times

Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For orders shipping to the West, please use the Pacific time zone (California). For orders shipping to the Midwest and East, please use the Eastern time zone (New York). Please see the below map.

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.

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

  • Pages
  • Binding
  • Quantity
  • When to choose Offset
  • When to choose Digital
  • Custom Orders

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.

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  • File Preparation
  • File Orientation
  • Bleed and Safe Area
  • Proofs and File Check
  • Catalogs with Presentation Folder

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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.

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