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Journal Printing

Capture your customers’ attention and imagination with our journal printing services. Choose from a wide range of sizes, paper types, paper weights, finishes and binding types, then upload your design to the YouLovePrint website. Produced on industry leading print machines, our printed journals are built to last, enduring regular use. But journals are more than just a writing tool, they are also a marketing tool for your business. Selling your eye catching journals to customers or distributing them at events enhances brand awareness, meaning your business lingers in people’s minds.

Journal Printing

Capture your customers’ attention and imagination with our journal printing services. Choose from a wide range of sizes, paper types, paper weights, finishes and binding types, then upload your design to the YouLovePrint website. Produced on industry leading print machines, our printed journals are built to last, enduring regular use. But journals are more than just a writing tool, they are also a marketing tool for your business. Selling your eye catching journals to customers or distributing them at events enhances brand awareness, meaning your business lingers in people’s minds.

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Journal sizes

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
A6 105 148
A7 74 210
DL 99 210
Square – 210 210 210
Square – 148 148 148
Square – 120 120 120
Square – 105 105 105
Custom size 105 297
Custom size 210 280

Journal binding

paper weight ►Binding ▼100,
115gsm
130,
150gsm
170gsm200gsm
 
Stapled
bound
8 – 40
pages
8 – 64
pages
8 – 56
pages
8 – 44
pages
 
Perfect
bound
24 – 400
pages
40 – 400
pages
32 – 400
pages
28 – 400
pages
 
Wiro
bound
250
pages
8 – 400
pages
8 – 330
pages
8 – 290
pages

Paper types

  • Silk
  • Recycled
  • Gloss
  • Natural
  • Uncoated


The Benefits of Online Journal Printing

Simple ordering system

Cost effective prices

Amazing quality

Free artwork checking

Superb customer service



Need help?

Call us on:
0203 0341 612
to speak to our friendly customer service team.

Paper

To learn all about our wide range of paper finishes and weights.

please click here.

Print Finishes

To learn all about our wide range of paper coating, lamination and UV varnish.

please click here.

How to upload your files

If you are creating a staple bound or wiro bound Journal, please provide the print file as a single PDF containing all pages in order (outside front cover, inside front cover, 3, 4, 5, etc, inside back cover, outside back cover) as single pages, not spreads.

If you are creating a perfect bound or hardback journal, you will need to upload 2 print file PDFs. A Cover file containing your front cover design, spine and back cover design as a single spread. And a separate Inner file containing all pages in order as single pages.

The maximum file upload is 2GB. Please contact our team if your file size is larger and we'll help you get your file into the workflow.

Please ensure that all fonts are embedded in your PDF file.

Colour

For best results, we recommend creating your artwork in CMYK Colour with 300dpi image resolution. Please be aware that uploaded RGB files will be converted to CMYK by our system, which may change some colours.

Black text should be set up with 100% black only to achieve the clearest printed text.
If you are printing in greyscale, please set your artwork to greyscale prior to upload.

Cover

For saddle stitched and wiro bound journals, your cover consists of four pages in your print file PDF in order with the other pages (outside front cover, inside front cover, 3, 4, 5, etc, inside back cover, outside back cover).

Perfect bound journals require a Cover file PDF of 2 spreads (Outer cover and Inner cover with spine). Case bound journals require a Cover file PDF which must include an outer spread of your front cover, spine with 5mm hinges either side and back cover design, all surrounded by a 20mm bleed area.

If you choose to laminate your cover, only the outer spread will be laminated.

Bleed

For all journals, we ask for a 3mm bleed on each page and a 3mm quiet area inside of the edges of your page designs. Please refrain from adding important content to this area. We also recommend increasing the quiet area on the binding edge of your inner pages depending on the binding type. 5mm for perfect bound, 8mm for hardback and 12mm for wiro bound.

Binding

We have 4 binding options available for journals, including saddle stitched or stapled, perfect bound, wiro bound and hardback. Please keep in mind that binding options may depend on the number of pages in your journal. With too few pages, you may be limited to saddle stitched, whereas too many pages might require perfect bound.

Spine for Perfect Bound & Hardback

If you choose perfect bound or hardback for your journal, you will need to include a spine in your cover design. We’ll calculate the spine width for you and display it in your shopping cart, so you can be sure to create the proper size print file. We do not ask for a separate Spine file. Please include your spine design in a spread as part of your Cover file.

Completing your order

Please ensure that you upload artwork in the correct size and with the correct number of pages before ordering. You can only add pages in multiples of 4, so if you do not have enough content then you must add blank pages.

Please thoroughly check your proof before completing your order.



Custom Size Journal Printing

We offer custom size journal printing, so you can make your jorunals truly unique. This is perfect for printing square shaped journals.

We do this by cutting a standard paper size down to fit the desired dimensions of your journal. So when you place your order, choose a standard paper size that the height and width of your journal design would fit inside.

When you upload your artwork, make sure that it is sized to print at your custom size. Then contact our customer services team, quoting your order number.

If you cannot fit your custom journal size within the standard paper sizes on our website, please contact us and we will endeavor to get you a bespoke quote and get your job into production.



Journal Binding Types

There are generally 4 types of journal binding – Staple Bound, Perfect Bound, Wiro Bound and Case Bound. Although they are often referred to by similar names.

 

Staple Bound

Also known in the trade as Saddle Stitched. Pages are bound by 2 staples through the middle of the journal. This is the most affordable form of journal binding and commonly used for magazines, zines, brochures and comic books.

 

Perfect Bound

Also known in the trade as PUR, which is an abbreviation of PolyUrethane Reactive adhesives. Perfect Bound journals have their pages glued into a flat spine. Perfect bound journals typically include paperback books, high end magazines, graphic novels, catalogues and prospectus.

 

Wiro Bound

Also known as Wire Bound, because pages are held together by a loop of wire that winds through holes punched in the papers. Wiro bound journals are typically diaries, notepads, manuals and activity books.

Case Bound

Also known as hardback, because of the hard cover which is fixed around the outside of pages glued together into a flat spine, similar to the inner pages of a perfect bound journal. Hardback journals are usually reserved for premium or hard wearing books, notebooks, diaries and collections of art or stories.



A Real Journal Printing Company

We created YouLovePrint to make professional journal printing available to everyone online. As part of the PurePrint Group, we print everything ourselves in the UK on industry leading printing machines. Our team of print experts are committed to achieving the print quality that your journals deserve.

About Us



Saddle stitched and wiro bound journals only require 1 print file PDF consisting of all pages in order (outside front cover, inside front cover, 3, 4, 5, etc, inside back cover, outside back cover) as single pages. For perfect bound and case bound journals, we require a Cover file PDF with a spread design, and an Inner file PDF containing all pages in order as single pages.

Yes. We’re one of the best perfect bound printing companies in the UK. PUR binding requires a minimum number of pages.

Only if your journal is going to be perfect bound or case bound. Perfect bound journals require a Cover file PDF of 2 spreads (Outer cover and Inner cover with spine). Case bound journals require a Cover file PDF which must include an outer spread of your front cover, spine with 5mm hinges either side and back cover design, all surrounded by a 20mm bleed area. This is in addition to the Inner file which includes all pages in order as single pages.

For small runs, we tend to print your journals on HP Indigos for offset digital printing and for larger runs of 1,000+ copies, we use Heidelberg Speedmasters for offset litho printing. For more information, please see our plant list.

Yes. All our papers are FSC® certified, Pureprint Group is a CarbonNeutral® company and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified. For more information, please see our sustainability accreditations.

Nope. You can enjoy full use of our web-to-print platform and customer services without paying a penny. You only pay when you’re absolutely ready to print.

Our web-to-print system accepts PDF files. For the best results, we recommend CMYK colour artwork with a 300dpi resolution. The maximum file upload is 2GB. Please contact our team if your file size is larger and we'll help you get your file into the workflow. Please ensure that fonts are embedded in your PDF. And please thoroughly check your digital proofs prior to printing.

Yes, please speak to our customer services team and they will be happy to supply a PDF or InDesign template for your chosen product.

Yes. Once you upload your artwork files, our online printing system has a journal proofing feature to help you check your proofs, flag any issues and ask our customer service team any questions you may have before you send your job into production.

If your journal is perfect bound or case bound, the system will calculate the spine width of your journal for you when you add pages to your order. You can also see the spine width at the bottom of the file upload screen.

No. Printed journals are exempt from VAT.

Yes. Choose a standard paper size that the height and width of your journal design would fit inside. When you upload your artwork, make sure that it is sized to print at your custom size. Then contact our customer services team, quoting your order number.

We offer many types of journal binding. Saddle Stitched (aka:Staple Bound) is when pages are held together by 2 staples through the middle of the journal. Perfect Bound (aka: PUR) is when pages are glued together against a flat spine. Wiro Bound (aka: Wire Bound) is when holes are punched in your papers and they’re held together by a loop of wire. Case Bound (aka: Hardback) is when a hardback cover is attached to pages glued together against a flat spine.

No, but please include your spine design in your Cover file PDF if your journal is perfect bound or case bound.



Benefits of Ordering with YouLovePrint

Quality assurance
We only use the best printing technology, top of the range equipment with commercial grade paper to bring you high quality, premium print.

VAT
Many products such as booklets, flyers and leaflets are not subject to VAT. Although, some items including posters and postcards are. We will calculate this for you at the checkout.

Combined delivery
If you add multiple print jobs to a single order, we’ll combine your shipping costs. Click the Add to Cart button to view the total price, including delivery.

Free samples
If you’d like to see examples of our high quality printing, email us with your address and the printed items that you would like to receive.