East Arlington, TX (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- When booklet printing, you always have to have a few important key parts present in your design. Even if they are cheap booklets or luxury booklets, these parts are and should always be present to make the booklet complete.
Otherwise, your booklet will not be as effective as you want it to be and it will look very unprofessional. If you do not know about these important parts yet, then below is a quick list on what you should remember.
â¢ Introductory contents - First of course we have the introductory contents. This usually includes any forwarding dedications, disclaimers and reminders that is important in reading the color booklet. In addition, sometimes people put in copyright information, publishing information and other printing details if it is applicable in your type of booklet. This should run usually behind the main cover itself as a prelude to the table of contents.
â¢ Table of contents - Secondly of course we have the table of contents. No book or booklet should be without it. Tables of content provide a good way for people to quickly identify and navigate to the information that they want in the booklet.
It also serves as a rough outline of the structure of the booklet so that people understand how the ideas and arguments flow. For promotional booklets, this area is also something where you can put additional marketing images and material to encourage readers to read more.
â¢ The body chapters - Thirdly of course we come to the meat of the booklet and that is the body chapters or text. This is where most of your content is located. It is always best to keep this organized by dividing them into chapters, sub-chapters and small sections. This makes it easier for people to digest all the information and it is also a good way to organize things for the table of contents.
â¢ Supplementary reading - Afterwards, around the end of the book after the main body we have the supplementary reading section. This can be something like a glossary or index, appendices and other information that you want to tag on to the booklet itself. This is usually done in a fine print, and should be referenced as well in the body text so that people know that you have this section.
This of course all depends on your booklet type. Instructional manuals and information booklets might probably need this, but marketing booklets may not need to focus on anything unless it needs testimonials.
â¢ Credits - Finally, and most importantly for booklet designers we have the credits area. This is the area where you can put the names that made the booklet. This includes the staff listing, their roles, and the credits for each section that was done. Sometimes for company made booklets, contact numbers and feedback information are also put into a small credit section as well.
Therefore, those are the important parts for a color booklet. Do not miss any of these parts, and your booklet should be more or less complete and fit for booklet printing.