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How to create Notebooks in three easy steps

At Printed.com, we’ve got a huge range of Brochures on offer – from Saddle Stitched, to Perfect Bound and Wiro Bound, whatever your project it’s easy to get it bound up into a professional document. But, what you might not know is that our Brochures make excellent Notebooks – ideal for creatives and retailers looking for resale, handing out to clients and customers or even as branded project books for schools, charities and more!

If you fancy getting yourself a batch of nifty Notebooks, here’s how you can get your hands on them in three easy steps.

Example how to create a bookmark from Hello Spring from Vows Paper Co. Bookmark

Image credit: Vows Paper Co – featuring a branded Belly Band

 1) Choose your bind

Choose from Saddle Stitched, Perfect Bound or Wiro Bound to create your Notebooks. Here’s a quick summary of each type…

Saddle Stitched

  • Ideal for 8 – 40 page notebooks (in page multiples of 4)
  • Bound with strong staples through the middle
  • 6 Sizes to choose from, including A5, A6 and square 210 x 210mm
  • 10 paper stocks to choose from for both your cover and inner pages
  • Add extra durability with matt or gloss lamination available for your cover (single or double sided)
  • Prices start from just £20

Perfect Bound

  • Ideal for 20 – 400 page notebooks (in page multiples of 2)
  • Perfect binding – is achieved by roughing the edges of a document with a blade, applying hot glue to the edge and covering it with a thick paper binding to give a neat, long lasting finish
  • 5 Sizes to choose from, including A5, A6 and square 210 x 210mm
  • 4 paper stocks to choose from for both your cover and inner pages
  • Add extra durability with matt or gloss lamination available for your cover (single or double sided)
  • Prices start from just £40

Wiro Bound

  • Ideal for 2 – 80 page notebooks (in page multiples of 2)
  • Bound with neat, durable, lie-flat wire spiral binding, from the top or side edge
  • 4 Sizes to choose from, including A5, A6 and square 210 x 210mm
  • 4 paper stocks to choose from for both your cover and inner pages
  • Add extra durability with matt or gloss lamination available for your cover (single or double sided)
  • Prices start from just £15

 

2) Choose your paper type

When it comes to creating the perfect notebook, we give you loads of options when it comes to your paper type. Saddle Stitched Brochures give you the most freedom, with 10 stocks to choose from, including luxury textured stocks like Acquerello, shimmering Pearl Polar, and Italian Fresco and Tintoretto Gesso.

If you’re creating a Perfect Bound or Wiro Bound Notebook, you can choose from Recycled, Uncoated, Silk and Gloss paper stocks, and we recommend choosing a lighter weight paper stock for your inner pages to keep your Notebooks looking neat.

 

3) Add your artwork

Now, all that’s left to do is add your artwork! Whether it’s branding, a unique design or pattern, it’s easy to get started with our handy downloadable templates. You can find them all here, in AI, InDesign and PDF format.

If you’re printing a Perfect Bound Notebook, check out our quick guide to making sure you get set up perfectly, here.

 

Image credit: Vows Paper Co – featuring Gesso Paper

Going Bespoke…

If you can’t find the option you’re after, whether it’s a unique size or different paper stock – or you want to add a fancy finish like Foiling to your covers – we can help! Our Bespoke team are on hand to help you get your print, your way, no matter what your requirements. Get your Bespoke quote in 24 hours here.

 

Have you created your own Notebooks before? Let us know in the comments, or tag us in your creations using the hashtag #ProudlyPrinted – we love to see your designs!

 

Shop all of our Notebooks here

 

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