Kaizen Printing – Booklet Setup

Each year we print single copies of perfect bound booklets for the Design students at the University of Ulster. Usually there’s a last minute panic on artwork being set up incorrectly, so we’ve spoken to a few of you and decided to help with this little guide.

1) Setting up your Document
It’s best practice to set up your margins and your bleed at the very start of the project. We always need 3mm bleed and we suggest you keep any text a further 3mm from the inner edge. This saves us trimming anything too close to the edge off.

Setting up your perfect bound booklet

2) Pagination and Covers
Because you are perfect binding your documents, you really only need to work in pagination multiples of 2 rather than 4 for saddle stitched booklets.

Some of you have requested printing on the spine of your booklet previously. This is commonly place on magazines, however, because the pagination of your booklets is relatively small in comparison, this usually isn’t possible. However, we can review this on a book by book basis.

3) Saving your files
99 times out of a hundred, we’ll request single pages as opposed to spreads. You can certainly design in spreads if you wish, but we’ll need this saved as single pages on output. Export your artwork with the bleed option checked and using the Adobe PDF preset – [High-Quality Print]. If you’ve got any funky gradients going on or very detailed eps files in your graphic, you can save this down to the [PDF/X1a:2001] and this will remove many of the print issues that may arise. For the most part, though, high-quality print is 100%

Points to note:
Keep text away from edges, unless it’s part of the design to be trimmed off
Use 3mm bleed and save it out with the file
Single pages are usually required
High-quality print Adobe PDF preset works best for most situations.
Most of all Don’t Panic!! We can print your perfect bound booklets in 24 hours and we’re always on hand to help.

If you have any questions, leave them below here and we’ll answer them on this page so others can see them. Or you can call us on 028 9002 2474 and we’ll walk you through the process.

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SMS Booklet Printing

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Creating a Booklet with an HP LaserJet Printer

Learn how to create and print a booklet on an HP LaserJet printer.

Learn more about creating a booklet on our support site: http://support.hp.com/rs-en/document/c03324697

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Steps to create a booklet on an HP LaserJet printer:
Open the document or photo you want to print.
Click File.
Click Print.
Click the Printer drop-down menu, and select your printer from the list.
Click Properties, Preferences or Printer Properties.
Click the Finishing tab.
Select the Print On Both Sides check box.
From the Booklet Layout drop-down menu, click the Left binding or Right binding option.
The Pages per sheet option will automatically change to 2 pages per sheet.
Click OK.
Click Print to print the job.

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How to Print to a Booklet in InDesign (CC)

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In Today’s tutorial, I show you how to print a booklet in InDesign CC. From portfolio pieces to note taking, creating a booklet in InDesign can have many benefits. It’s a way to present information in book form and can really help get your point across to other people.

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