Tips for a Successful 5 ½" x 8 ½" Size Booklet
The 5 ½" x 8 ½" size booklet is a very popular size. It is referred to some as a miniature, hand-held or pocket size catalog. The smaller size does have some great advantages over the regular 8 ½" x 11" booklets. For one thing, it is smaller so you can hold it better and store it in smaller places. Also, because it is smaller, it is different and somewhat unique in its style and look.
Your product catalog is a major investment, and is perhaps the single most important sales tool you have. A well-designed catalog is both effective in closing sales, and cost-effective when printed. Since printing is our expertise, we will help you with the cost-effective part of that equation.
In order to do it right, you must think of the printing process throughout the entire design and layout process. Otherwise your finished catalog might not turn out the way you had envisioned it when you designed it on your computer.
The first, and most important concern is the size. MyPrintShopOnline.com offers two standard sized catalogs - 8 ½ " x 11" and 8 ½ " x 5 ½". These are the most common sizes in the marketplace and also the most efficient to produce. When considering the size, also consider how many pages you think you will have. Consider how you will distribute the catalog. Will you mail it or hand it out? Will you put it in an envelope with a cover letter printed on letterhead?
When determining a page count, keep in mind that you have to think in fours. All catalog printing is done in multiples of four pages. 4, 8, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, etc. The most efficient page counts are typically, 8 pages, 16 pages, and 32 pages. To keep your price as low as possible, try to keep to those three page counts. So when thinking about the size, play with the content to get the best number of pages to minimize your cost.
Also keep in mind that At MyPrintShopOnline.com, our standard pricing is for "self-cover" catalogs. That means the cover pages are the same paper stock as the inside pages. This is also the most cost-effective way to print catalogs. If you want a separate cover stock, we can do that, but it is a custom quote item.
We also offer a 3 hole drilling option that will allow you or your clients to put your catalog into a 3 ring binder.
If you already have your own booklet design, just upload your file and we will handle the rest.
MyPrintShopOnline.com offers a full line of products to help your business grow. Customer satisfaction is our #1 concern, and we will do what it takes to make you happy.