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Top Tips to Help You Accurately Count Your Pages for Printing

There are many things that are put into printing a booklet, such as designing every single page and filling each with content. There are many things to get right as well, such as selecting the type of paper you want to use and what type of binding will hold the booklet together. However, there’s one other aspect you have to get right, which is the page count of your booklet. 

To be more specific, you have to be sure of exactly how many pages are going to be in your booklet. The reason there is much emphasis on something that looks so menial is that it’ll help you and the printing service company avoid any unnecessary headaches, such as dealing with a misquoted order. 

That said, how do you make sure that you get the exact number of pages in your booklet? Here’s how:

Start from the Cover Page

Always start counting from the cover page, even if it is blank. This page will be your first page. From there, turn the page, and you should see the left and right page. These will be pages two and three, respectively. Turn each page one at a time and count, making sure you do not accidentally turn two or more pages at once. Keep going until you close the booklet. That last page you see will be your back cover page and will be counted as your last page, adding it to the total amount of pages your booklet.

Remember, even if your cover or back cover page is blank, it is necessary that you still count them. In a sense, the entire cover page will be counted as two pages, the front and back, and the same should be done for the back cover page. The only time that any blank pages should not be counted is if you’re opting for single-sided printing.

 Count Individual Pages

Do not mistake a sheet—one piece of paper—for a page. Remember, each side of the sheet is a page, the front being one, the back is the other. Another reason you shouldn’t count sheets as a piece of paper is that you can print many pages on one sheet. For example, you can fold a piece of paper in half, giving yourself four pages. This process can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with printing. However, this method is very commonly used in the printing industry, especially for particular binding techniques.

Always take your time and carefully count the pages one by one. By doing this, you ensure that the entire printing process goes smoothly without any bumps along the way. If you’re still struggling to understand how to count individual pages, you can find out how many pages your booklet has with software such as a PDF reader.

Remember, even if you have miscounted your booklet, that is not the end of the world. Printing companies are professionals, and they’ve dealt with problems like these before. A simple call from customer service will help relay the ongoing issue and work with you to solve the problem.

If you are looking to print a booklet in London, get in touch with our printing service today! We’re happy to help.

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