We help you create and print your newspaper.

You'll find tips to design your pages, spreads and sheets before printing your newspaper.

Newspaper design


Page count needs to be a multiple of 4 pages: each sheet of paper has 2 front pages and 2 back pages separated by a central fold.

Here is an example of a single page:

Newspaper page template


A spread is two facing pages - one left-hand page and one right-hand page. The central spread is on the same sheet of paper while other spreads are on separate sheets.

Each sheet of paper has two spreads: one on its front and one on its back.

Spreads can be used to make posters. It's called a double-page spread. Artworks can be printed right across the page with no central margin or gutter.

Here's an example of a spread :

Newspaper spread template

Here's an example of spread on a single sheet of paper :

Newspaper spread template


Newspapers are made of sheets of paper, stacked and folded together.

Pages are printed to follow each other when your newspaper is leafed through. This is called imposition.

Page imposition is made by our presses, that's why you need to provide a PDF with pages in the reading order.

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10mm technical margins are required to make your newspapers, as we print cut marks inside these margins. You need to keep white the top, bottom, left and right edges of each spread.
This margin is not necessary between two facing pages. As shown below, you can print full spreads.

Spread with no technical margin:

newspaper spread

Spread with a technical margin:

newspaper spread


Finishing lines can handle newspapers up to 48 pages.

Folding machines are not made to fold a single sheets of paper, they require a minimum thickness.

It's the reason why we ship 4-page newspapers grouped by 3.

For example, if you order 600 copies of a 4-page newspaper, you'll receive 200 booklets. Each booklet contains 3 copies.

Since we don't use glue or staple, you can pull apart each booklet to get 600 individual copies.

For the same reason, we ship 8-page newspapers grouped by 2, except for Tabloid ordered at 500+ copies.


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