FAQ

Paper size chart

Size Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (in)
A0 841 x 1189 mm 33.1 x 46.8 in
A1 594 x 841 mm 23.4 x 33.1 in
A2 420 x 594 mm 16.5 x 23.4 in
A3 297 x 420 mm 11.7 x 16.5 in
A4 210 x 297 mm 8.3 x 11.7 in
A5 148 x 210 mm 5.8 x 8.3 in
A6 105 x 148 mm 4.1 x 5.8 in
A7 74 x 105 mm 2.9 x 4.1 in
A8 52 x 74 mm 2.0 x 2.9 in
A9 37 x 52 mm 1.5 x 2.0 in
A10 26 x 37 mm 1.0 x 1.5 in

 Other useful common sizes:

  • DL (dimension lengthwise) – 99mm x 210mm
  • Business cards – 85mm x 55mm

Booklet / Saddle Stitching

This method of binding sees your document arranged as a booklet of opposite pages on flat sheets. It is finished by being stapled twice down the spine, and folded and trimmed. This makes the pages even when the booklet is closed – a perfect finish on the likes of brochures.

  • Page count must be in a divisible of 4, otherwise a blank page is needed and this may affect the finish you require.

Stapling

Stapling is a simple, effective way of keeping the pages of your document together. You can have a single staple in the corner or two staples down the spine. Hole punching is available at the same time if your document requires a ring binder at a later date.

Spiral Binding

Sometimes known as wiro or wire binding, this is a popular and cost effective print and binding method. Documents are bound like a notebook with a wire insert threaded through small holes punched in the document margin. Spiral binding allows your document to lie completely flat when open, making it particularly ideal for cookbooks or instruction manuals.

  • Covers printed in colour or black and white on card.
  • Back cover inserted as plain white or coloured card.
  • Clear or frosted acetate outer covers available for the front and back.
  • Pages available in colour or black and white, and single or double-sided.
  • Tabs separating sections/chapters can be inserted and printed with customised text.

Perforating

This process involves putting a line of indentations onto a sheet. It allows a document with a tear-off section to be removed easily, without damaging the remainder.

Lamination

For the ideal finish on menus, business cards and covers, opt for lamination. This enhances the look and feel, and helps protect against wear and tear.

  • Matt, gloss and soft touch laminate available.
  • Single or double-sided print.

Encapsulation

Encapsulation covers and seals a printed sheet of paper or card with a tough, waterproof plastic film – thus leaving a plastic border and making the sheet strong and durable.

  • Matt or gloss finish
  • Available in standard sizes of A7, A6, A5, A4 and A3.

Folding & Creasing

If you’ve chosen a thicker weight stock, normal folding will result in an unsightly fold that is untidy and likely to show up cracking. On thick stock, instead of folding, we use a process called ‘creasing’. This ensures the highest quality finish.

Drilling

Drilling is a quick, easy option compared to hole punching, which is limited to a few sheets. Using a paper drill, on the other hand, enables us to create holes on larger sheets of paper, in greater quantities. These can then be inserted into a ring binder.