Newspaper design

We help you create and print your newspaper.

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


A page is one side of a folded sheet of paper. Here's an example:

Newspaper page template

Newspaper finishing lines require a minimum thickness. In order to provide a precise fold, we ship 4-page newspapers grouped by 3.
We ship 8-page newspapers grouped by 2 for quantities below 500 copies.


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.

Here's an example of spread:

Newspaper spread template

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.
Double-page spread on a single sheet of paper :

Newspaper spread template


It's possible to print multiple double-page spreads in the same newspaper.
For example, you can print a 12-page newspaper and pull apart into 6 spreads on 3 sheets.

Here is the detail of a 12-page newspaper:
Sheet #1 - Front side: Pages 12 and 1 (page 12 to the left, page 1 to the right)
Sheet #1 - Back side: Pages 2 and 11
Sheet #2 - Front side: Pages 10 and 3
Sheet #2 - Back side: Pages 4 and 9
Sheet #3 - Front side: Pages 8 and 5
Sheet #3 - Back side: Pages 6 and 7

To make sure the posters are clean, ensure that the inner edges of each page have no central margin or gutter and that they come together, while maintaining a margin on the outer edges of the spread.

Here's a 12 pages newspaper that contains 6 posters:

Newspaper spread template


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