Booklet and Book Printing

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  • Exceptional Printing for Your Booklets, Training Manuals, Catalogues, & More

  • Copy Direct: Your source for high quality printing of booklets, training manuals, and catalogues. We provide superior printing services at competitive prices, bringing your professionally designed files to life with precision and care. Count on us for a smooth and efficient printing experience that delivers exceptional results.

  • Custom Design - Design your ownAW-Tips-Guide-Catalogue-Page-Graphic-Button-299x468pixCatalogue-Checklist-299x468pix
  • Popular Packages - Ready to go
  • Quantities from small to large runs

  • Your Choice 4 Steps to make it easy
  • tick-box20pxStep 1 - Pick a Size
    tick-box20pxStep 2 - Pick a Binding
    tick-box20pxStep 3 - Pick a Cover
    tick-box20pxStep 4 - Pick a Paper

  • Custom Design - Design your own

    Below is an outline of the key options when deciding on a catalogue.

    1. Size – Pick what your finished size should be, think of it as a closed book size.

    A4 – The standard size of office paper
    Dimensions - 297mm x 210mm

    A5 – smaller than A4 – half the size
    Dimensions - 210mm x 148mm

    Custom – Custom made for you
    Dimensions - To your size

    2. Binding – Our Bindings are listed below – lowest price first.
    Booklet Binding – Catalogues are a good example of this finishing technique. Pages are folded and twin stapled, called Saddle Stitching. This is the most economical method of finishing for a catalogue. (for more details click here)

    Plastic Binding – This is a good binding method for technical manuals that have a lot of pages and must lie flat. Pages can be added or removed as needed. (for more detail click here)

    Wire Binding – This is one of the most popular catalogue binding methods used and also allows the pages to lie flat. (for more details click here)

    Perfect Binding - It gives you the look and feel of a book and a advantage is that you can print side spine of the book. (for more details click here)

    3. Cover - Card Stock
    A. Gloss - If you like a shiny look then this is the choice for you.

    Card Weight
    Economy: 150 gsm, 170 gsm
    Standard: 200 gsm, 250 gsm
    Premium: 300 gsm, 350 gsm

    B. Matt - Matt is easier on the eye and easier to read as it reduces reflections.

    Card Weight
    Economy: 150 gsm, 170 gsm
    Standard: 200 gsm, 250 gsm
    Premium: 300 gsm, 350 gsm
    C. Print – your choice
    Full Colour print
    Black & White print

    4. Paper

    Choose your paper weight for the contents of your catalogues, manuals and booklets.

    Economy: 80gsm - perfect for black and white printing.
    Standard: 100gsm or 130 gsm for colour printing and black & white
    Premium: 150gsm for a premium look and feel

    Popular Packages – Ready to go

    To make it EASY for you…

    We have packaged - Our 3 most popular packages

    Gold package
    Size A4 - The standard size of office paper - closed book size Dimensions - 297mm x 210mm
    Binding Booklet
    Cover  Matt Finish 150 gsm
    Paper inside (Uncoated) – 100gsm
    Platinum package
    Size A4 - The standard size of office paper - closed book size Dimensions - 297mm x 210mm
    Binding Wire
    Cover  Matt Finish 200 gsm
    Paper inside (Coated with a Matt finish) – 128gsm
    Elite package
    Size A4 - The standard size of office paper - closed book size Dimensions - 297mm x 210mm
    Binding Perfect
    Cover  Matt Finish 300 gsm
    Paper inside (Coated with a Matt finish) – 128gsm
  • What Does GSM Mean?

    GSM stands for 'grams per square metre' and refers to the weight of the paper. The heavier the paper, the higher the number of grams per square metre. 

    A typical sheet of A4 copy paper is 80gsm. Business cards are 350gsm. There are many different paper weights. Below are some examples in the different categories.

    Paper: 80 to 100gsm
    Heavy Paper: 128 - 170gsm
    Light Card 200gsm
    Medium Card: 250gsm
    Heavy Card: 300gsm
    Extra Heavy Card: 350gsm  

  • Our commitment is to provide Quality Solutions for our clients.

    At Copy Direct our team can produce your booklet and books in a variety of formats using a number of different binding options in whatever quantity you require.

tick-box20px Many binding options to choose from - Perfect Bind to Ring Binders  tick-box20pxFast turnaround

tick-box20px Many front cover and back cover options to choose from
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Binding options vary from the Perfect Bind to Plastic Binding. For more on the Binding Options.
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Training Booklet - Most businesses have standard operating procedures that are documented in a staff training book designed to help new staff members integrate with the business.  

Company Profile Booklet - This type of booklet can be used by the sales team when approaching new prospects and the prospect wants to learn more about the company. Typically this contains information regarding the company background, history, staff and product or services provided.

Occupational Health and Safety Books - These are very important in todays business climate with a focus on staff health and safety in the workplace. They will contain Standard Operating Procedures, Reporting Hazards and a Safety Programme.

Product Pricing Booklets - These contain a business’s products, descriptions, SKUs or product codes, and other useful information.

Special Event Booklets - This could be producing a booklet for an industry event, annual conference, promotional or publicity event.
Take advantage of the new digital print press technology to create a high quality book at great value. Make the leap forward to the new generation technology with graphic art controllers that provide accurate high resolution (2400dpi) colour. Faces and photo images are clearer and sharper. So your photos are going to look brilliant!
Copy Direct offers a fast turnaround and professional assistance and advice. You are welcome to call our team on 09 579 5575. They can provide help and advice on the best way to setup your files.

Binding Options:


Perfect Binding

Pur binding-106Perfect binding, the books are the perfect bind. Perfect bound  using Pur refers to polyurethane, the type of glue used, which is much stronger and heat resistant than other paper based EVA glues.
Perfect bound books are made up of stacked pages. These are gathered into a book and the edges of the spine are ground off (or notched). When the book block is glued into a paper cover, the pur glue that attaches the sheets to the spine can flow into the notches or ground-off areas. The covers and book blocks are then trimmed flush.

 Perfect bound books are square at the spine and use glue to hold the pages, like a paperback book. It gives your books a more professional feel. It can accommodate a page count up to 640 pages (320 leaves 80gsm).

PUR is strong and eco-friendly. It is a popular glue due to it's superior binding strength and eco friendliness.

Lay-flat - PUR glue is more flexible than EVA glue and provides lay flat qualities when the book is opened. It is ideal for music books and cookbooks, which are read on the desk, and two-page spread such as photo books. This lay-flat quality makes it easy to read books and extends the book life.

Pur binding 2-551High Binding Strength and Durability - The binding strength is about three times stronger than the EVA glue. Coated paper or specialty stocks, which can be be a problem with EVA, are bound securely in PUR bound books. EVA glue binding strength becomes weaker over time. However, the PUR glue retains durability and flexibility in both high and low temperatures for long lasting book quality. 

Another big advantage of perfect bind is that you can also have information printed on the spine.

  What Does A Perfect Bound Book Look Like - click here to view on YouTube.  

Saddle Stitch

saddle-stitch-300x188pxSaddle stitch booklet catalogue is suitable for 8pp (pages) to 100pp (pages). Finished size is normally A4 or A5 when closed, although custom sizes are also available.  This style of catalogue typically has a heavier weight cover (200-300gsm) and content pages (80-150gsm) however some are the same weight throughout.

Saddle stitched is two staples inserted in the spine and folded in half to form a booklet.

This is the most economical method of finishing for a catalogue.

Square Fold Saddle Stitched

sqaure-fold-saddle-stitch300x300pxThis is a smart new look for full colour books. The square fold produces creased cover sheets, and face trimming to create crisp, sharp square spine booklets that can be opened flat and are easy to handle, stack and store.

Plastic Comb Binding

Plastic-comb-binding300x300pxThis binding method is good for technical manuals that have a lot of pages and must lie flat. The stack of pages comprising the book is punched with a series of holes along the binding edge through which a plastic comb is inserted.  

Plastic comb binding can accommodate a page count for circle ring of 500 pages (250 leaves), oval ring of 900 pages (450 leaves). Pages can be added or removed as needed. Available in a wide range of colours.



Plastikoil-Binding300x300pxAlso known as spiral binding, plastikoil is a commonly used book binding style for creating documents, reports, presentations and proposals. Documents bound with coil can open flat on a desk or table and offer 360 degree rotation for easy note taking. The continual spiral binding gives document security and ease of use to the end user. Standard color is black but other colors are available.

Wire Binding 

Wire-Binding-300x300pxWire bound catalogue—Wire binding is one of the most popular commercial catalogue binding methods used and is known by a number of different names including twin loop wire, Wire-o, double loop wire, double-o, ring wire and wirebind. With this binding method, the punched pages go onto a "C" shaped spine and then a wire closer is used to squeeze the spine until it is round. Documents that are bound with wire binding will open completely flat on a desk and allow for 360 degree rotation of bound pages.

There are two common hole patterns used in binding documents with double loop wire. Each hole pattern has specific sizes and applications where it is best suited. Here is a quick overview of the different options.

3:1 pitch (3 holes per 25mm) Up to 120 80gsm leaves – 240 pages

The three to one pitch hole pattern is most commonly used for binding small sized documents with double loop wire. Spines for this binding style are available in sizes between 4.8mm and 14mm in diameter. Three to one pitch wires are not available in sizes larger than 14mm. The size of the holes used with this pattern simply does not allow for larger spines to be manufactured.

2:1 pitch (2 holes per inch) Up to 240 80gsm leaves – 480 pages

Although a two to one pitch hole pattern is most commonly used for binding larger sized documents it can also be used for binding smaller diameter books. Two to one pitch wire is most commonly used in sizes ranging from 15.9 mm up to 32mm. However, we can use special small sized 2:1 pitch wire for binding documents as small as 6.4mm.

  What Does A Wire Bound Book Look Like - click here to view on YouTube.  

Wire Binding with a Printed Spine

Wire-Binding-with-printed-spine300x300pxThis method of wire binding allows for a spine making the catalogue easy to identify when lying in a stack or in a book shelf. Wire is a traditional 3:1 and 2:1 pitch wire binding option. Available in a wide variety of colours, wire binding gives all your bound documents a classic look. 

It can accommodate a page count for 3:1 wire of 240 pages (120 leaves), 2:1 wire of 480 pages (240 leaves)



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Ring binder catalogues are very useful for operational manuals or any type of manual or catalogue that is going to be updated. Pages can be easily removed and replaced. Inside pockets, 2, 3, or 4 ring binders are available.

Another popular option to consider when using ring binders is tabs that are used to separate topic sections. Tabs make it easy to find the right information in a ring binder quickly.

Contact us to discuss the catalogue options for you today! 



When combined with tabs the binding methods above produce an easy to use manual.

Contact us to discuss the catalogue options for you today! 



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"Fantastic value for money and super quick. I've had many booklets printed for work and they have all come out great. So much easier than trying to do it myself and super affordable. Thank you!"
Tanya Allen
"I do not have any publishing experience. I wrote a book and sought advice on producing a limited number of copies. CD gave me great advice on paper quality, binding options and other details to make my task effortless. I cannot thank them enough for the friendly service and speedy delivery of the finished article. I would recommend them to everyone."
Colin Buckwell
"Super impressed with the service and quality of work. We had a large print job, that needed to be put into booklets. The job was done super quick and delivered to the client without any issues. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Would definitely recommend."
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