Anyone can create a booklet using Microsoft Word or any similar word processor. You don’t need expensive software to make a small book for training, or an event, or for a personal project. If you are using Word, consider formatting your document using the page settings for booklets that comes with the program. The Book Fold layout sets up the document for printing automatically, in the correct order, ready for folding and binding.

For best results, change the document layout before you start writing your project. That way there’s less clean-up work to do if tables or other objects in your document don’t fit quite right.

Printing a Booklet Means Selecting the Right Printer

Authors who are set to publish their booklets generally have a lot of questions and good printers will take the time to answer all their queries upfront without commitment. When it comes to working with professional print companies, you’ll want to find an organization which will work with you, and one which excels in customer service. Dollco Print Solutions stands by their work and will ensure you are happy with the final result before it’s sent to readers.

Choose a Print Company with Experience

Working with an experienced printer means they’ve seen just about every type of print job imaginable. They’ve overcome issues and found solutions to problems which newer firms have yet to encounter. They know the latest trends and what readers expect when they receive booklets, and thus they can ensure your document looks amazing and will be immediately recognized and well received by readers, and the market in general.

Having experience also means the company has been around for a while and this indicates they know what they are doing and that people trust them with their printing needs.

State-of-the-Art Printing Equipment

In addition to having experience and knowing exactly what makes a booklet look good, the printer you select should have state-of-the-art equipment. This is important if you have have graphics or photos in your booklet as they’ll pop and look amazing. Dollco has the right equipment to ensure that happens.

Can Your Print Company Do Large Print Runs?

When it comes to self publishing a booklet, you want to get it into as many hands as possible. Working with a printer who has the capacity to do large print runs ensures you’ll get as many copies as you need. They should also be able to deliver your booklet in a timely fashion. Dollco has the capacity to do large runs on demand.

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Compare Printing Costs, Prices and Quantities

Comparing different companies’ prices and quantities is key to selecting the right printing company. Just because certain products are cheaper somewhere else doesn’t mean it’s the best fit. When searching prices, always make sure to find the shipping and delivery costs to get an accurate total price.

In addition to having people who can answer your questions about the printing process, we also have skilled employees who are experienced and can help you with the layout. Part of making your booklet look good requires doublechecking the text, figures, and pictures. We know the quality our equipment can produce and we’ll help you produce the best document possible.

Steps to Self Publishing A Booklet

Have you written a booklet? Are you looking for a way to get it published? When it comes to publishing a booklet, you should consider working with a professional printer. This can get your work into the hands of readers on your timetable and with your intent clearly followed throughout the process.

Self publishing a booklet doesn’t have to be stressful or hard. You’ve already done the heavy lifting by creating the document and design. Now, you just have to find the best way to get it out and into the hands of readers. Three steps will guide the process of printing your booklet.

Step 1: Determine the Size of your Booklet

There are many different shapes and sizes you can choose from when it comes to your booklet. The ‘pocket book,’ a common size for pulp fiction, is 4.25” x 6.87”. Popular novels need to be this exact size to fit the specialty racks in bookstores, but this size is not common for self-published books. It’s an unusual trim size for an independent author to select. The size will be based on the length of your book and its layout. You’ll want to make sure it is easy for your readers to read, so choose a size that keeps the font legible.

If you have images included in your booklet, you’ll want to make sure the size is large enough that people can see the details. If they have to squint to see what’s in the picture, the booklet is probably too small. However, you also don’t want it so large that everything looks giant and skewed on the page. There is a happy medium when it comes to the right size for your booklet.

Step 2: Choose the Layout

When it comes to the text and photos or graphics you might have in your booklet, you’ll want to ensure they are laid out properly and this includes having pictures or graphics which are high quality and laid out properly. If you have graphs or charts or other infographics, you’ll need to decide where they are to be placed inside your booklet. Will they come right after their mention in the text or as appendices at the end? The best choice for how your book is laid out will depend on personal preference. Again, you want to make it as easy as possible for readers to access your information, so keep that in mind when laying out your text and images. Professionals at Dollco can help lay out your information.

Step 3: Determine How Many Copies You’ll Need

Most authors expect everyone at their company and all their friends will want to read their booklet, but someone needs to settle on a realistic number of copies to be printed. This could be determined by your budget or distribution list. Working with a printer who can do all sizes and volumes is always in your best interest. You don’t want to get stuck with a bunch of copies that you don’t know what to do with or have to throw away. It’s best to start small—unless you know you’re going to need a large amount—and then have more copies made.

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Working With a Top Canadian Printing Company

If you’re self publishing a booklet and you’re ready to have it printed, contact Dollco Print Solutions Group. We have the skills and expertise to make your information the right size and get it to the right people. We can also walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have.