Tips on Creating a Booklet Order with CatPrint

We understand that creating a booklet order might be a little scary, especially if you’re not familiar with the CatPrint website. After all, it’s not everyday that you get a booklet printed and put together, right?

What are your options for creating a booklet order with CatPrint?

Printing with CatPrint means that you have endless possibilities on just exactly what can happen with your project, and that might be a bit overwhelming for some people. Here are a few scenarios that CatPrint usually sees happen with booklet orders, and we will do our best break it down for you.

As you know, printing with CatPrint means that you can print in custom sizes, but we also have recommendations!

Scenario A:

Having the same paper stock throughout the entire booklet, including the cover.

Maybe you just want to have the same stock throughout the entire booklet project.

We often see this when printing Restaurant menus. When printing menus, we recommend a UV Gloss or Plastic Stock as this allows the menu to last much longer.

Scenario B:

Outside: Cover Stock

Inside: Letter Paper


We see quite a lot of people get confused about Scenario B.

You have to set up two different jobs within the same order: one for the cover stock, and one for the letter paper.

Please make sure that in the comments section, with is located right under where you choose your delivery speed, you state that “this is the cover” and “this is for the inside”. We review all comments before they are sent to print, but you should, too!

What types of booklet binding does CatPrint offer?

Currently, CatPrint offers 3 types of binding:

1. Saddle Stitch: This binding option keeps your pages securely attached using staples.

Good For: Medium Letter Paper – Up to 10 Leaves of Paper

Heavy Letter Paper – Up to 8 Leaves of Paper

2. Spiral Bound: One of the more popular forms of binding, this option uses a plastic coil to secure the pages.

Good For: Up to 180 Pages of Letter Paper

3. Wire Bound: This is very similar to spiral bound booklets, but the wire bound option is made of a strong wire coil.

Good For: Up to 50 sheets of letter paper

Although Spiral Bound and Wire Bound definitely allow you to create a booklet, we do have certain advisories on the maximum number of letter papers that are inside the booklet. You can always contact Customer Service if you’re unsure, or receive a hard copy proof before receiving your order!

What are the recommended stocks?

Here is a list of our recommended stocks for putting together a booklet order!

Cover Stocks

For Cover Stocks, we recommend that you use any of the light card stocks to use as the cover:

Light Cardstock Cream

  • Weight: 80lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • FSC Label: 100% Post Consumer Waste Recycled

Light Cardstock Gloss

  • Weight: 80lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 91
  • Finish: Gloss
  • FSC Label: Mixed Credit with 10% Post Consumer Waste Recycled

Light Cardstock Matte

  • Weight: 80lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 91
  • Finish: Smooth Satin
  • FSC Label: Mixed Credit with 10% Post Consumer Waste Recycled

Light Cardstock Plain

  • Weight: 80lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 100
  • Finish: Uncoated

Light Cardstock UV Gloss

  • Weight: 80lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: UV Gloss
  • *UV Gloss coating will be applied to the front side only. The back will be our standard finish gloss.

Interior Papers

For the interior pages, CatPrint recommends that you use any of our Medium or Heavy Letter Paper options.

The following are a list of the available stock options that CatPrint recommends you choose from for the interior pages:

Environmental Letter Paper

  • Weight: 20lb text
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • FSC Label: Mixed Credit with 30% Post Consumer Waste Recycled

Heavy Letter Paper Gloss

  • Weight: 100lb text
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: Gloss
  • FSC Label: Mix Credit with 10% Post Consumer Waste Recycled

Heavy Letter Paper Linen

  • Weight: 80lb text
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 99
  • Finish: Woven Texture
  • FSC Label: Mix Credit

Heavy Letter Paper Matte

  • Weight: 100lb text
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: Smooth Satin
  • FSC Label: Mix Credit with 10% Post Consumer Waste Recycled

Heavy Letter Paper Premium

  • Weight: 70lb text
  • Color: Recycled White
  • Finish: Uncoated

Heavy Letter Paper Shimmer

  • Weight: 80lb text
  • Color: Pearl White
  • Finish: Metallic Shimmer
  • FSC Label: Mix Credit with 100% Post Consumer Recycled

Medium Letter Paper Gloss

  • Weight: 80lb text
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: Gloss
  • FSC Label: Mix Credit with 10% Post Consumer Recycled

Medium Letter Paper Matte

  • Weight: 80lb text
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: Satin Smooth
  • FSC Label: Mix Credit with 10% Post Consumer Recycled

Medium Letter Paper Plain

  • Weight: 32lb text
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 100
  • Finish: Uncoated
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About

CatPrint is a boutique color printing company offering premium short run printing via the internet. When founded in 2004, the company was operated out of the owner's basement. Today, CatPrint has expanded into a cutting-edge web establishment, employing a team of workers with expertise in the fields of graphic design, productions and customer service. We also guarantee the use of the largest and most innovative digital presses available to us. Throughout our development, we strive to remain a customer-conscious organization, always trying to offer the most satisfying printing experience. Remember, our main concern is always you – the customer!

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