Looking for a printer to help you with printing your seminar workbook, convention workbook, or other type of workbook? When searching for a printer to publish these specialized publications, you want a company that specializes in multi-page printing—one that offers the options you need to meet the requirements of your printing project. Your search is over with Publishing Xpress. We specialize in printing multi-page books, so we understand workbook printing from top to bottom.
Online Workbook Printing
Publishing Xpress offers many great features for workbook printing, whether it’s a seminar workbook printing project, convention workbook printing project, or custom workbook printing project. Two of the most important features are binding style and paper choices. We offer four binding styles as well as numerous paper options for your project. Our online calculators can give you an instant quote on your printing project:
Top Tips for Printing Your Workbook
As you prepare your to print a workbook, whether it’s a convention workbook or a seminar workbook, keep these tips in mind:
- The first decision is whether you need workbooks printed for your event. At Publishing Xpress, we can print your workbooks for a very reasonable cost. We may be biased, but we feel that the benefits from having workbooks to hand out to participants or students more than offset the cost. Designed properly, the workbook will be perceived as a valuable product that the participant will want to keep, which will in turn serve as a reminder of where they obtained the workbook. That’s good for future business for your company.
- Decide on a binding style for your workbook. Do your readers need to be able to lay the workbook out flat? Will they be writing in the workbook? If so, then you should consider wire-o or plastic coil binding. If your readers will just consult the workbook occasionally or will use it as a keepsake, then saddle stitch binding or perfect binding may be good options. Both wire-o and plastic coil binding serve the same function, but wire-o binding is often perceived as being more sophisticated looking than plastic coil. However, if children will be using the workbook, we would suggest using plastic coil binding since the wire-o can have sharp wire edges.
- If you anticipate that the workbook will be used frequently, make sure to select a heavy cover stock. Our heaviest cover stocks are 120# and 16 pt. Adding lamination to the covers will add a little more thickness plus offer protection for the cover. We also offer clear plastic cover for the front and colored plastic covers for the back. Some of our clients will laminate the front cover, while adding a colored cover to the back.
- Select an appropriate paper stock for the inside pages. If your users will be writing in the workbook, we would suggest 60# or 70# uncoated paper, which won’t smear when writing with a rollerball pen or markers. Matte text stock may also work. We have that paper is weights of 70#, 80#, and 100#. Order our free sample package for help in deciding what paper to use. Not only does the package have samples of our four binding styles (perfect bound, plastic coil, saddle stitch, and wire-o), but the plastic coil book has samples of all of our paper stocks as well as examples of gloss and soft-touch lamination. Our clients often comment on how helpful this package is when making choices for their books.
- Don’t leave any pages on the cover blank. You have an outside and inside front cover and an outside and inside back cover. Those are prime areas for promotional purposes. The front outside cover typically has important information about the workbook — what is it for, dates, location, presenter, etc. The inside front cover can be used for an agenda or important information needed to use the workbook. The back outside cover should have information about the organization or person hosting the workshop, seminar, or other event. The inside back cover can be used to advertise other events, products, services, etc.
- Before you start designing your workbook, review other workbooks that you think are well done. What is it about the workbook that you like? How much space is allotted for notes by the participants? Are graphics used liberally in the workbook? Learn from what others have done well before you start designing, so you don’t have to go back and redesign your workbook.
- Use page numbers in your workbook. Especially if the workbook will be used during a presentation, workshop, or class, you want to include page numbers so you can easily direct participants to the right page. Odd numbers should be on the right hand pages and even numbers should be on the left hand pages. Either center the page numbers on the page or put them on the other edge of each page. Don’t bury page numbers in the center, where they may be punched for plastic coil and wire-o binding or buried in the spine of perfect binding.
- Make sure you have adequate margins in the workbook. Keep in mind that punching the pages for plastic coil or wire-o binding will take up at least 1/8 of an inch near the spine. Add at least another 1/2 in addition to the 1/8 inch so all of your text is well away from the punching. When designing, people often like to fill up all the space, leaving small margins or space in the workbook. This makes the workbook look uninviting and makes it difficult for participants to put notes in the workbook. Add notes pages liberally throughout the workbook for participants to jot down notes.
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If this is your first time working with a printer, you probably have a lot of questions. We’ll try to make the process as easy as possible and ensure that all of your unique needs for your workbook printing project, including convention workbooks and seminar workbooks, are met or exceeded. Or check out this article on how to write a workbook.
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