People sometimes ask how they can best keep their printing costs low. One easy way is to design your piece for print using standard paper sizes such as 8.5×11, 8.5×14, 11×17.
What this does is reduce the amount of finishing required. And you guessed it, the less finishing required, the lower your price. It’s just common sense.
Using those standard size papers you can create booklets with 5.5 x 8.5 inch pages, 8.5 x 7 inch pages, or 8.5 x 11 inch pages. The only finishing required will be folding and stapling, which can all be handled by the machines. Of course this assumes your design does not have bleeds — eliminating these fancy features is another way to keep costs low because less paper and less labor is needed.
Or let’s say you want to make some flyers. The fewer total cuts required to finish your piece, the cheaper it will be. So rather than designing a custom-sized piece that requires cutting on every side, make full sheets, half sheets or 1/4 sheets.
If costs are your main concern, think ahead! And please feel free to call us with questions about how to set up your art. We’re always happy to help!