5 Easy Tips to Fast and Efficient Booklet Printing

Janice Jenkins asked:

Booklet printing is used for a variety of commercial purposes. People print booklets to make training manuals, travel guides, program overviews, pamphlets and many other things. The booklet is nimble, perfect for use in a variety of industries because of its readily distributable nature as well as the ease with which people can read them. Since booklet printing can be done in several different ways you may be daunted as to how to create particular full color booklets for a certain type of task. Do not worry, there are several general guidelines you can adhere to to produce efficient and quality booklets.

Below are 5 easy tips to take in consideration when print booklets? Why seven you ask? Well we judged that these are the key guides that encompass all the jobs a booklet has to deliver. It is not as hard to remember as the Ten Commandments. Think of it as the 5 habits of highly effective booklet making that will make your life easier.

1. Booklet templates. The most efficient way in designing a booklet is by using a template. Templates already have the proper formatting and style which you can use. More often than not, there are several booklet templates out there for the different kinds of booklets that people can create. Booklet printing services can also offer a few booklet templates themselves for you to choose from. Using these templates save time. This frees you from concentrating on the main purpose of the booklet which is the content.

2. Write concisely and well. A booklet is not a novel. It is a “small book” hence the name right? Try to convey your thoughts clearly with a constant style. You can of course be flowery with your words, but not at the expense of lengthening the booklet. Booklet printing is about having an easily read material for everyone. So write as simple and effective as possible.

3. Use headings and subheadings. Headings and subheadings are the major markers for a booklet. Don’t be afraid to use them. It is actually better for readers to have these headings. This gives them the chance to skip to the information they find most interesting. For a theatrical program for example, some people want directly to read about the cast and characters. You can even try to be memorable and use interesting tag lines as headings.

4. Use simple easy to read fonts. Some people think it is cute to use different styles but this can affect the readability of the booklet. Use a relatively simple and easy to decipher font for most of the content. Use a theme if possible and be consistent when using it.

5. Add pictures and graphics. A booklet full of text isn’t very fun to look at. Even if it is a training manual, realize that a picture can paint a thousand words. Besides describing something in a booklet why not show it? Use images as well to improve the look and feel of the booklet. Add in dividers or borders. Place “clip arts” if applicable and of course have an eye-catching cover picture.

Those should be the bare basics you should remember when making a booklet. They are a quick reference guide to help you create any kind of booklet you desire. Of course there are other specific things you can do, but these five will lead you to have a decent and respectable booklet ready to print.

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