We are asked this questions many, many times. The short answer? Let us do it for you.
If you’d rather do it yourself, here’s how:
– For a booklet that is “saddle-stitched” (that is, stapled in the center), the pages must be divisible by 4.
One sheet of paper, when folded in half, will give you 4 numbered pages.
“That’s easy!” you say, but what if my booklet, program or ad book is 63 numbered pages?
Answer: 63 numbered pages divided by four will require 15.75 sheets, which must be rounded up to 16 sheets. This means you will have one blank page.
“Well, what do I do with blank pages? How can that be fixed?” you may ask. Here are some suggestions:
- Create an additional page, entitled “Notes” or “Thanks” or “Visit Our Website”
- Combine pages to lessen the number of sheets
- Print on the inside or outside back cover
- Reduce the number of sheets and add a loose insert page (not recommended)
There are many other options we can assist you with. We believe that printing of a booklet should be the stress-free conclusion to your project, not a math test!
Keep this book nearby, it has cured many headaches!