Get The Best Custom Booklet With These 5 Tips

When it’s time to order a custom booklet, you need a professional printing company you can trust to make your booklet and designs stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s a collection of photos, a catalog for your products, or a manual for your business, Print Pelican has everything you’ve been looking for. Here we go over some easy design tips that will help turn your booklet from good to great, as well as a little bit about our ordering process so that you can feel confident when it’s time to order.

5 Easy Design Tips For The Best Custom Booklet

You want your booklet to stand out from the competition, or make a statement at your next event or special occasion. Even though our custom booklets might be really affordable, you don’t want them to look cheap, so read through our design tips and have your books look like a million bucks.

Make An Outline

The first thing we recommend when it comes to creating the perfect booklet is to plan it out. Create an outline of pages and lay out where you want your texts and images before you order. That way you aren’t stressing when it’s time to order, and instead feel like your design is doing the hard work for you. Even just creating a simple mockup of layouts can help you organize your storyline and help you make sure everything you need is included and nothing gets lost.

Stick With A Theme

The next thing we recommend when designing a custom booklet is to stick with a theme. Choose a limited amount of colors and fonts and keep the style consistent throughout the book. You don’t want to get carried away with too many graphics or inconsistent texts and colors and overwhelm your readers. If you’re designing a baby book, you want it to feel like a baby book on every page. Or if you’re building a wedding photo album booklet, you’ll want to maintain the same style of photos and backgrounds on every page, or at least keep the theme the same.

Don’t Overcomplicate It

Something we see a lot when printing booklets is really bright and complicated designs. A lot of first time customers overcrowd pages with too many photos and loud bold text that doesn’t have enough contrast with the background. A great way to get amazing booklets is to keep your design simple and clean. Emphasize the most important parts so that you get your message across and your readers won’t get distracted.

Go With The Nice Paper

An easy design tip that we like to suggest to people ordering custom booklets or the first time is to not try to go with the cheapest options. You will not regret going with a more expensive paper option. Lucky for you, when you order magazines or catalogs with us, we ONLY offer high quality paper options, so you get stunning prints every time.

Make Sure You Use High Res Photos

Something that is really important if you want photo books or manuals or booklets that are amazing is to use high resolution photos. You’ll want to make sure they are at least 300 dpi so that they show up clear and vibrant in your booklet. Make sure you only choose the best photos. Whether it’s a personal memory book or a business catalog, it can be easy to get carried away and include ALL the photos. Remember that you want to make a statement and only choose the photos that are essential to telling the story or explaining your message. Quick Tip: Make sure you dedicate enough space on the page for the photo you want, and don’t be afraid of white space. Be aware of margins and bleed, and contact us if you have questions about how to upload or send in your files. We would love to help you make sure you get exactly what you want!


Now that you know some simple tips to that will turn your custom booklet into the best one ever, you’re ready to place your order. Start by using our pricing tool and fill in whatever options necessary to create great booklets. Choose the correct size, quantity, paper type, binding options, etc. and then add to cart. From there you’ll be able to get a custom quote and upload your files. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, fill out our custom quote form and we will send you back a quote specifically for what you need, with all of your custom specifications. If you have any questions about the ordering process, let us help! We would love to answer your questions and make sure you have everything you need to get the custom booklets you’ve always wanted, so contact us today!