catalog and booklet printingthat will enhance your company image
Perfect when you need 500 catalogs or more
At Bryton Printing, our friendly team of experts is here to listen closely to your goals and provide guidance. We learn what you need and give the best options to make sure your booklet is a success. Call now and let us be your partners in printing.
With over 37 years of experience, we are the printer that you can trust.
Get an accurate quote upfront in just moments - in many cases, while you are on the phone.
Our equipment is new, our shop is clean and, we love to show it off. Customers are welcome to see their order run on our state-of-the-art equipment. You may visit any time.
Bryton Printing delivers consistent and accurate color that makes your products and services look great. We have:
- Epson hard copy proofs: You can see the color you get before it is printed on the press with Epson hard copy proofs.
- Closed-loop scanning spectrophotometer: This is a fancy way of saying each sheet is scanned for color and quality.
- UV cured ink: UV cured ink is ink cured (dried) with Ultra Violet light. This type of ink delivers more vivid color while keeping natural color looking natural - making your products unforgettable.
- We save samples of your printing so, we can match future orders to the first order.
sizes and options
At Bryton Printing, we offer all of the standard size booklets and paper options. Plus, we offer many custom features. Here is a partial list of options:
- Custom Finish Sizes
- Order the exact quantity that you want. You don't need to order in multiples of 500.
- Wide or tall booklets: Also known as landscape or portrait catalogs.
- Multiple binding styles: Saddles Stitched; Perfect Bound; Plastic Coil; and, Wire-O
- Paper selection: Choose from Glossy, Matte or Uncoated paper. Our staff can assist with these options.
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Our dedicated team gives you exceptional service - we update your orders progress each step of the way. You are always welcome to contact us.
We meet your tight deadlines - without ever compromising quality. This way, you get what you need, exactly when you need it. Weekend printing is available for a slight price increase.
booklet and catalogs
There are many options when ordering a catalogue or a booklet. Below, is a description of the various options.
Ordering a catalog starts with the size that you need. The standard size for a booklet or catalogue is 8.5x11 inches. However, many different custom catalog job sizes can be ordered: 5.5x8.5; 6x9; 8.5x8.5; 8.5x11; 9x12; 11x17. Smaller sizes might be chosen to reduce mailing costs or, so a booklet will fit into someone's purse. Larger booklets can be more dramatic and can be used to get attention.
The size of a catalogue is measured when the catalog is closed. The width is the first measurement and the height is the second measurement. We don't need to know the size of the catalogue while it is open.
Orientation is whether your book is tall or wide. Tall booklets are most popular and are good for catalogs because they are standard. Tall booklets are called portrait. Wide booklets are great for marketing. They are called Album Style or Landscape. We welcome catalog designers with a special vision for a custom order.
number of pages:
For the sake of pricing, the cover of a booklet is counted as page one. This is regardless of the way the booklet is actually numbered. To get the total number of pages, count from the front cover to the back cover. This is the number that you need to give us when you are ordering.
You have two cover options for a catalog. First, the outside cover can be the same thickness as the inside of a booklet. This is called Self Cover. Self-cover makes your booklet slightly thinner. It also saves money.
The other cover option is to have the outside cover thicker than the inside pages. When ordering a booklet that has a thicker cover, you would request,100 pages plus cover or 120 pages plus cover. A thicker cover makes a catalog more durable. It also adds a bit to the cost.
If a thicker paper is added for the outside cover, the cover pages are counted separately. So, a for catalog that is 104 pages, when you order, you will request 100 pages plus cover. At Bryton Printing, we will make sure to ask the right questions to make sure we give an accurate price.
The quantity that you need determines what type of printing company you will use. If the quantity that you need is between 1 - 500, a digital press (copier) is best. The quality of digital printing has improved a great deal in the last 10 years. Although we don't do digital printing here yet, we are happy to refer you to a good digital printer.
If the quantity is greater than 500, a lithographic press is best. Lithography is a fancy term for a traditional press that prints ink on paper. This is the type of press that we use at Bryton Printing. This method of printing allows more options and still gives the best quality. One option for a printing job is gloss or dull varnish. Another option for a custom print job is special colors. For example, metallic ink and fluorescent ink.
If the quantity is very large, more than 20,000 booklets, a web press is best. Web presses run a roll of paper and then cut the paper into sheets for binding. These press can run extremely fast. The speed of the press allows the cost to be lower on large quantities but, the quality can suffer in some cases.
Type of Paper:
There are three basic types of paper stock: Gloss; Satin; and, Uncoated. Gloss paper shows the most detail. It is also the most common type of paper for a catalog. Satin paper shows most of the detail of gloss but is less shiny and has less glare. Finally, uncoated paper is good when you need forms filled out. It also has advantages when printing pictures of faces, clothing and nature. Uncoated paper is where higher quality paper really improves the quality of the printing.
Paper thickness is measured in weight. Lighter weights are thinner and, heavier weights are thicker. The thicker papers are more opaque (less transparent). However, thicker papers cost more. Thinner papers may be preferred if your catalogue needs to make a certain mailing weight. At Bryton Printing, we can calculate the weight of a catalog before it is produced. Standard weights of gloss text are 100lb. 80lb. and 70lb. Standard weights of satin text are also 100lb. 80lb. and 70lb. Finally, standard weights for uncoated text are 80lb. 70lb. 60lb. and 50lb. Even though the weights of uncoated papers are lighter, The actual thickness is similar to gloss. For example 70lb. uncoated is close to the thickness of 100lb. gloss book. 50lb. uncoated text is similar to 80lb. gloss text.
Cover papers are generally twice as thick as text papers. For example 100lb. gloss cover is twice as thick as 100lb. gloss text. The same is true for satin and uncoated papers. Here is a list of paper weights for gloss and satin cover: 130lb. cover; 120lb. cover; 111lb. cover; 100lb. cover; 80lb. cover; 78lb. cover; 65lb. cover. Here is a list of weights for uncoated cover: 110lb. cover; 100lb. cover; 80lb. cover; and, 65lb. gloss cover.
Let Bryton Printing assist you in finding the best paper for your catalog or booklet project. We can help steer your project to the best paper for the least.
Coating: Gloss and Dull:
In older fashion printing presses, coating is used to add a layer of protection so, the ink does not rub off the paper or scratch. However, with Bryton Printing's modern UV (Ultra Violet) curing technology, ink is about 2.5 times more durable and does not need coating. Printing without coating saves energy and saves money.
However, some customers prefer the look of coating. Generally, gloss coating is used on gloss paper and dull coating is used on satin paper. However, customers can run gloss paper with dull varnish for a special satin look.
The final step is bindery. We offer three binding methods: Saddle-stitched (like a magazine); Perfect-bound (like a paperback book); and, Plastic coil (Perfect for calendars and cookbooks).
Saddle-stitched is the most popular form of binding. When a booklet is saddle-stitched, it will open and lay flat well. This is a good type of bindery if you have pictures that cross over from one page to the next. The highest amount of pages that can be in a saddle-stitched booklet is about 92. The maximum amount of pages is partially determined by the thickness of the paper.
If you need more than 92 pages, a perfect-bound catalog might be your choice. The actual minimum amount of pages for a perfect-bound catalog is about 32 pages. The maximum amount of pages for a perfect bound booklet is about 256. For a more durable catalogue, request PUR glue. PUR glue does not melt and fall apart in a hot car. It is much stronger than regular glue. There are a couple of downsides to perfect binding. One is the cost. It is a little more expensive than saddle-stitched bindery. Also, it is hard to get a perfect bound booklet to lay flat.
The final type of bindery we offer is plastic-0coil. Plastic coil allows for as many or as few pages as you might like. The big advantage of plastic-coil is that it will lay flat when you open it. This makes it ideal for instruction manuals, cookbooks and calendars.
After your order is complete, there are some finishing touches to consider. In some cases, you may want your booklets or catalogs shrink-wrapped. We can shrink wrap in any quantity that you desire. Shrink-wrapping adds an extra measure of protection to your catalogs. It can also assist in the distribution of catalogs especially if the same quantity of booklets needs to go to many locations.
Additionally, we can add standard 3-hole drilling. This works well if your booklet needs to be added to a 3-hole binder. We can also do 5-hole automotive drilling. Automotive drilling allows your catalog to be put into a special automotive binder.
When we are done, your order will be boxed and labeled beautifully. Don't hesitate to give us special boxing instructions if you need them. Do you want to limit the weight of each box? No problem. We also put special quantities in each box. It is standard for us to put descriptive labels on each box. We can also add custom labels as needed.
Delivery is available - even out of the state. Delivery of up to one skid of booklets to Los Angeles starts at just $75.