Dazzle Printing specialized in printing multi-page documents, like catalogs, magazines, books, and booklets. You’ll find our high quality and reasonable prices are unmatched in the industry for catalog printing services. Plus, you’ll be delighted with our outstanding customer service.
Consider these tips when deciding on options for your catalog printing project:
You want to print a catalog, but how many? You can order a minimum print quantity of only 25 copies, with the ability to order in increments of 1 copy. Many printers require you to order in increments of 100 or 250 copies. Keep in mind that your per catalog price will decrease as the number of copies you order increases. We will ship a couple of extra catalogs with your order, but we can’t guarantee how many copies that will be.
When ordering our catalog printing services, count the pages in your catalog like you would count pages in a book. Thus, one sheet of paper with printing on both sides would be 2 pages. Also, be sure to include 4 pages for your cover — front outside, front inside, back inside, and back outside. We can bind catalogs with page counts from 8 pages to over 600 pages.
Color vs. Black and White Printing
Black and white printing is fine if your catalog mostly contains text or images of industrial products that look fine in black and white. However, if your catalog has lot of picture or graphic design elements, consider using color printing. With our reasonable prices for color printing, it is usually feasible to use color for catalogs.
If you are trying to print a catalog, Dazzle Printing’s catalog printing services offer four standard catalog sizes (5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9, 8.5 x 11, and 9 x 12), but you can also order nonstandard sizes up to 9 x 12. Select the next larger size on our calculators when ordering a nonstandard size. So, if you want to order an 8 x 10 catalog, use the 8.5 x 11 size for order. Also be sure to indicate in the notes section of the order form what the finished size of the catalog should be.
If you are printing a catalog, we offer four binding styles — perfect bound, plastic coil, saddle stitch, and wire-o. We have printed catalogs using all four binding styles. Which style you use will depend on how heavily the catalog will be used and how many pages are in the catalog. For saddle stitch binding, we can only print up to 80 pages. Perfect bound, plastic coil, and wire-o, however, can have over 600 pages if needed.
Paper for Inside Pages
For the inside pages of your catalog, we offer several paper options: 60# uncoated text, 70# uncoated text, 70# gloss or matte text, 80# gloss or matte text, or 100# gloss or matte text. Depending on the use of the catalog, we have seen all of these paper stocks used. If you are debating what paper stock to use, order our printing sample packet. We’ll send you samples of all four binding styles when you use our catalog printing services. The plastic coil book has samples of all of our paper stocks.
Paper for Cover
For perfect bound and saddle stitch catalogs, we offer 80# and 100# cover stock for covers. For plastic coil and wire-o covers, we offer 80#, 100#, 120#, and 16 pt cover stocks. We recommend using the heavier cover stocks for plastic coil and wire-o catalogs. You can also get a clear plastic cover for the front and a colored plastic cover for the back of plastic coil and wire-o catalogs.
When you print a catalog, you can laminate the covers of perfect bound, plastic coil, and wire-o catalogs. Saddle stitch covers cannot be laminated. Lamination will provide protection for the catalog. Gloss lamination adds a high sheen and makes colors really stand out, while soft-touch lamination has a velvety feel.
Hard Copy Press Proof
If you’d like to see what your catalog will look like before getting your entire order, consider ordering a hard copy press proof. It costs $60 if sent via UPS ground service and $100 if sent via overnight UPS service. Often, you will notice things in the hard copy press proof that you didn’t see in your digital file. If you find things you want to change, either in your file or the options you selected for printing, you can do so by simply contacting your client service representative. You’ll be happy you used Dazzle Printing’s catalog printing services.