How To Design Your Booklet?

In-house printing of marketing materials can save small businesses costs. This guide provides comprehensive assistance.

How to design your booklet?

To create a professional-looking booklet, follow these steps for a seamless printing experience:

Page Count: Ensure that your booklet has a page count that is a multiple of 4, such as 12, 16, 32, and so on. This ensures that the pages can be correctly organized when printing.

Cover Pages: Keep in mind that the first page will serve as your front cover, while the last page will be your back cover.

Margin Consideration: Maintain a margin of at least ¼” (or as specified by your printer) from the edges of the pages. This prevents important content from getting trimmed during the printing process.

Proofreading: Before proceeding, proofread your booklet thoroughly. Check for errors, typos, or any issues in the content or layout. Viewing your document on screen or as a black-and-white printout can help you catch and rectify mistakes.

File Preparation: If you’re using InDesign, package your file to gather all the necessary assets. Alternatively, if you’re working in another application, save or export your pages as a PDF. This step ensures that your booklet’s layout and content remain intact during the printing process.

By following these guidelines, you’ll be well-prepared to print a professional booklet that meets your design and content expectations.

How to print the booklet?

The following instructions are for printing a booklet from a PDF document.

To print a booklet, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Begin by opening the print dialog. You can typically access this by clicking on the “Print” option in the menu or by using the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut.
    • In the print dialog, click the “Properties…” button.
    • In the “Properties” window, locate the “Orientation” drop-down list. Make sure to select “Landscape.”
    • In the same “Properties” window, find the “Duplex” drop-down list and select “Short Edge.”
    • Click “OK” to return to the print dialog, confirming your orientation and duplex settings.
  2. Page Selection: Now, under the “Range and Copies” section, select “Pages.” In the text field, type the page numbers in a specific order. The order should follow this pattern, where ‘n’ represents the total number of pages (a multiple of 4): n, 1, 2, n-1, n-2, 3, 4, n-3, n-4, 5, 6, n-5, n-6, 7, 8, n-7, n-8, 9, 10, n-9, n-10, 11, 12, n-11…Examples:
          • For a 4-page booklet, type: 4, 1, 2, 3
          • For an 8-page booklet, type: 8, 1, 2, 7, 6, 3, 4, 5
          • For a 20-page booklet, type: 20, 1, 2, 19, 18, 3, 4, 17, 16, 5, 6, 15, 14, 7, 8, 13, 12, 9, 10, 11
  3. Page Layout:Choose the “Page Layout” tab; Under “Layout,” select “Brochure.”; In the “Page Sides” section, within the “Include” drop-down list, choose “All pages.”
  4. Finally, click the “Print” button to start printing your booklet.

Choose the right printer

If you’re creating folded booklets then remember that A3 printers will create A4 sized booklets and A4 printers will produce A5 booklets as each printed page will be folded in half.

There are a wide range of A3 printers to choose from, including the Xerox Versalink C7000dnwhich will allow you to create other marketing materials like posters and banners. With an output tray that handles up to 400 sheets, you’ll be able to print up to 20 20-page booklets in a single uninterrupted print run. Leaflet printing is also made possible by the Xerox Versalink thanks to its ability to print on smaller paper sizes down to A5. WEEMAY carries an extensive line of Printer consumables at Super Low Prices to support your print work. We offer high-quality printer supplies at a low price to support your business. At WEEMAY, you can find whatever you want, feel free to contact us!

Xerox Versalink C7000dn Brand: WEEMAY
Compatible Brand: Xerox
Model: 106R03760
Feature: Compatible
Page Yield: BK-10.7k C/M/Y-10.1k
Color: C/K/M/Y


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