How to Make a Notebook
The best thing about making your own custom printed notebooks with instantprint is that you only actually need to design a front and back cover – we’ll sort out everything else! You can make your own notebook covers in Word, InDesign, Photoshop – however you want. Here are our easy step-by-step instructions on how to make a notebook from scratch no matter your ability or preferred design program.
How to Create a Budget Notebook
Whether you want a glossy cover, a smooth matt front and back, or plain or lined inners, you’ll pay the same price. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly notebook printing option, your best choice would be to go smaller with an A5 notebook.
To keep costs down, you can also choose to print only on the front and back cover (choose single sided when picking your customisation options) instead of covers and inside the covers (double sided).
Our Top 3 Uses for Printed Notebooks
Personalised notebooks are a fantastic tool for your business. Use them right and you’ll be able to spread brand awareness and boost employee morale. And printing your own through instantprint is the easiest and most affordable way to do it! Here are just a few ways to you use branded notebook printing to benefit your business.
1) Event Handouts
A small A5 branded notebook is the perfect piece of giveaway merchandise because everyone always needs a notebook! And the longer they keep it, the more familiar your brand becomes – it’s a win-win situation! Add high quality promotional notebooks to your event must-haves today.
2) Internal Branding
Looking for an affordable way to keep your office space in top shape? Hand out branded notebooks to employees to help make them feel part of the brand and keep your internal branding on point. A4 notebooks are the most cost-effective option for your employees – the larger pages mean they’ll be used for longer, making them a great longer-term custom notebook.
3) Personal Use
When you’re meeting with important clients day in and day out, you need to look the part. Using a branded notebook shows you’re proud of your business and gives of a professional, polished vibe to everyone in the meeting.
What Are Notebooks Made Of?
The inside pages of your notebooks will be a 90gsm uncoated paper. This is a thin paper that’s really easy to write on with any kind of pen or pencil, however felt tip may run through.
The printed covers are 350gsm silk, which is thick card-like stock that helps keep the inside pages protected. You’ll be asked to choose a lamination – which is a special coating that goes on top of the silk stock and gives it a specific feel as well as adding extra protection. Matt is a smooth, shine-free finish, whereas gloss is sleek and high-shine.
These are wire bound notebooks, meaning holes are punched into the side and a silver coloured coil is fed through the holes to bind the pages together.
How Many Pages Are in a Notebook?
We will always include 100 pages, including your cover designs, in your notebooks, giving you plenty of room to write, scribble notes, doodle and more! Choose between lined and dotted inside pages and we’ll print those for you, no design required.
Are Notebooks VAT-Rated?
As you write in them, notebooks are VAT-rated. This means you’ll need to pay an extra 20% of the total cost. At instantprint we like to be as transparent as possbile, so we’ll automatically add this charge for you in your basket.