Booklet Printing

A straightforward, reliable and bespoke booklet printing service that delivers on time, every time. Perfect for sports, theatre and event programmes, local directories, newsletters and reports.

Booklets are versatile and can be used for a wide variety of products or information. Generally small, they're most commonly A5 in size with 4 to 48 pages, soft covers and simple saddle-stitched binding. Booklets can be magazines, catalogues, multi-page brochures and more.

At Bishops we regularly print to your exact specifications, not just standard sizes.

Self-cover booklets

Self-cover booklets use the same paper stock and weight throughout. They have the advantage of being more economical, but they’re also less durable without the protection of a thicker cover or lamination. Their print quality is still excellent.  Please ask if you’re not sure which paper weight or stock to use. We’ll be happy to advise.

Plus-cover booklets

You have to add covers if your booklet is going to be perfect bound (with the pages glued into place at the spine). Adding covers to your booklet gives you the option to add decorative specialist print finishes (such as foiling, embossing and spot-gloss UV varnish). By adding lamination you can also prevent cracking along the fold line, so your booklet will stay looking pristine for longer.


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Short print runs

While we can effortlessly print thousands of copies, we can also print just a handful of booklets for you using our HP Indigo digital presses. The colour quality is the closest you can achieve in the digital printing world to litho printing.

Mailing & fulfilment

If you’re mailing out your booklets, we have everything you need. We offer a complete end-to-end service, making print and mailing as simple and as cost efficient as it can be.


  • If your booklet includes lots of photographs and images, choose a coated paper (silk, or gloss). The glossy finish will reflect the light and make your images appear more vibrant.
  • If economy is your priority, consider uncoated paper. It’s cheaper than coated, but bear in mind that because it absorbs ink it can take longer to dry - especially if your artwork includes lots of pictures and solid colour.
  • Make sure the paper stock you select supports the brand perception you want to achieve. We can help by sending you paper samples. Just ask.

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