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Custom Magazine Printing

  • Customizable by size, paper stock, and finish
  • Multiple binding style options: Saddle-stitched (stapled), Perfect Binding, or Wire-O
Bring your editorial design to life with our high-quality, eco-friendly magazines. Choose from our recycled paper stocks for your magazine cover and interior pages. Our sturdy binding options give the magazines a professional look.

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Material 100% Post-Consumer Waste Uncoated Paper, FSC®-certified fiber, chlorine free, and manufactured using renewable biogas energy / 10% PCW Recycled Coated Paper, FSC®-certified virgin fiber, manufactured using renewable biogas energy / 50% PCW Recycled Kraft Board, manufactured using renewable biogas energy

Learn more about our paper manufacturing process.
End of Life All Curbside Recyclable, All biodegradable, Chlorine free is compostable
Certification FSC®-Certified
Colors / Texture Uncoated and coated is white / Kraft is brown / Uncoated is smooth and dull / Coated is smooth and sleek / Kraft is rough and flat
Printing Offset (Heidelberg XL 75) & Digital Printing (HP Indigo and Ricoh Versafire)
Color Options CMYK, White spot color, & Pantone Colors (PMS)
Ink Type Vegetable Based, Soy Based, Algae Ink, HP Electroink - Low VOC (<0.8%)
Origin Made in USA
Binding Features Metal thread used for stitching is 100% recyclable, default stitches come centered along the length of the spine unless specified otherwise, 2 stitches per booklet that can be as close as 2 1/4“ apart or as far away as 11“ apart, stitches must be 1/2” away from either end of booklet at least
Product Features Booklets come in manageable bundles for easy distribution, saddle-stitched booklets can be as large as 12” in the spine direction
Shipping Packaged in 100% Recycled shipping boxes, sealed with paper tape. Bundled in paper bands, no plastic. Packed with leftover plate packing material.

All shipping emissions are carbon offset.
Add-Ons Soft touch coating
Fold out pages
Remit envelopes
Direct Mailing
Variable data printing
Unique stock for certain call out pages
Embossing on cover
Foiling on cover

If you’re interested in any of these options, or have ideas of your own, please fill out our Custom Quote form.



Frequently Asked Questions

Of course!

We offer a free paper sample pack where you can request a generic booklet sample.

If you are looking for a Physical/Hard Proof of your artwork:

1) Select ‘Hard Proof’ as your proofing option on our product order page.

2) After the order is placed, we will produce a physical sample, ship it to you, and wait for your approval before starting production.

3) If you don’t approve your proof and would like to cancel your order, we will give you a full refund minus the cost of producing the sample.

Call 800-655-5833 or email csr@greenerprinter.com for specific booklet
Yes, we can ship internationally! This will increase shipping costs, so the most economical way to go about this would be to create an account with UPS or FedEx which will unlock savings.
Our production time usually takes 2-7 days, depending on the turnaround speed you select.

Please note that pre-production and shipping time is separate from our production turnaround speed! Reference this graphic below.

For super-rush jobs, please call us at 800-655-5833! Certain rush jobs might incur extra fees.
We do not directly offer design/creative help, but our prepress team will make sure your files are ready for print production.

Learn more about setting your file up for print with our File Set-up Checklist.
Absolutely!

We offer up to two free digital soft proofs once an order has been placed. Physical hard proofs or additional soft proofs can be ordered for an added fee.

For more information about our proof offerings please visit our Proofing Options page.
The preferred file format for Greenerprinter orders is PDF. By sending us a PDF, you are helping to ensure that your job proceeds quickly, smoothly, and with no unexpected “surprises.”

We also accept Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign files, but these may incur additional charges and increase the turnaround time.

For more information about how to export your file as a PDF please visit our File Set-up Checklist.
Yes! We’ve built quantity price breaks directly into our pricing for standard and custom orders.

If you’re a business with a high volume of orders (+ $10k/year), please reach out to csr@greenerprinter.com and speak to sales about partnership discounts.
Of course!

This is a great option for creating booklets that can be easily written in while still having a thicker, protective cover.
Yes! Our house paper stocks include silk, glossy, and uncoated options. We even have a kraft board option for a more natural look. All of our papers are recycled, eco-friendly, and FSC certified.
Most likely, yes! To be sure, it is a good idea to check with your recycling provider for recycling rules specific to your area.

In general, saddle-stitched (stapled) and perfect bound booklets can be thrown into the recycling bin as is, including any staples or glued binding. The glue we use is a polyurethane reactive adhesive so it’s durable and recyclable.

Wire-O bound notebooks can also be recycled, but you should separate the wire from the paper pages before throwing them into your recycling bin.
The pages in your book are compostable, however, the spines use materials that are not. Please remove any staples, glue, or wire and throw them away, before putting pages into your compost pile. We also recommend shedding the pages before adding them to a home compost pile.
Our customer service team is more than happy to answer any additional questions you might have. They can be reached via email at csr@greenerprinter.com or via phone at 1-800-655-5833 Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
All of our eco-friendly papers will accurately show the color of your magazine, but choosing glossy paper adds a nice shine to images and can help colors appear even more vibrant.
Of course!

You can choose separate papers for the cover and interior pages of your magazine as well.
The most common size for magazines is 8.5x11 inches, however, we can produce magazine in a range of other sizes if you’d prefer.
This depends on your binding methods and what type of inserts or pullouts you want! Please reach out to our customer service team to discuss your options in more detail. They can be reached via email at csr@greenerprinter.com or via phone at 1-800-655-5833 Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.
With any binding, there is a risk of content near the centerfold getting cut off. We recommend adding a small amount of extra space to the inner margin to ensure that this isn’t an issue. We will contact you prior to production if your designs are at risk of being cut off.
If you’re looking for a way to get your magazine printed, then you’re in the right spot! Greenerprinter can produce as few or as many copies of your magazine as you’d like. You get to fully customize the look of your magazine with our sustainable paper and ink and multiple binding options. All you have to do is make your choices and upload your magazine design.
Commercial magazines typically use thin glossy paper, but you can choose which paper you want from our wide range of recycled paper stocks.
Creating your own magazine can be intimidating. Let’s break it down with these 7 simple steps:

  1. Pick your topic. It can be anything!
  2. Choose your magazine title. Make sure it matches your topic.
  3. Choose your cover article. Every magazine features a specific article on its cover.
  4. Create your body articles. This will be the content of your magazine.
  5. Find images. Magazines are often image heavy, so try to find or take lots of photos related to your topic.
  6. Design your magazine. It’s time to put everything together! Designs can be made in Adobe products like Illustrator or InDesign, Google Docs, Word, and other design and word processing software. Online templates are a great starting place.
  7. Upload your files and place your order with Greenerprinter. You get to choose your paper, binding method, finish, and quantity!

Now you’re ready to show off your beautiful custom printed magazines!
There are no requirements for how many pages a magazine needs. Most magazines feature between 30 and 120 pages.

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