Catalogs

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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.

Paper

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.

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.

Coating

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.

Turn Times

Explanation of Turnaround Time

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Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. 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.

Finishing

Pages

If you order one stock for the inside of your Catalog with a different stock as the cover, the cover stock will be the outer 4 pages.

Example:
If you order 100# Gloss Text w/ 100# Gloss Cover and want your total Catalog to be 8 pages including the cover, you should order 4 Page + 4 (Cover). If you want the order to be an 8 page Catalog plus a cover, your Catalog will be a total of 12 pages: 8 Page + 4 (Cover).

For Catalogs with self-cover, the number of pages you order for your Catalog includes the self-cover. There will not be an additional 4 pages added.

All pages listed below are also available with + 4 (Cover)

  • 4 + 4 (Cover)
  • 8
  • 12
  • 16
  • 20
  • 24
  • 28
  • 32
  • 36
  • 40
  • 44
  • 48
  • 52
  • 56
  • 60
  • 64
Binding

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.

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 request by clicking "Estimates" at the top of the page. This option must be hand stitched.

File Setup

Templates
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.

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. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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.

Proofs and File Check

We offer three proof options:

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.File check does not apply to No Proof, Run As-Is. No Proof, Run As-Is jobs print from the exact file(s) you upload unless it is not possible to print because your supplied file does not match the specifications ordered.

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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