Print Directories

Directory Printing – Edmonton – Capital Colour Press

Print directories are a great way to organize a lot of information in one handy document!

Capital Colour Press is Western Canada’s leading printing shop. We specialize in printing directories, magazines, brochures, postcards and so much more. We make printing directories a simple and streamlined process. We offer economical directory printing solutions that will fit with any budget and can print and deliver to Edmonton, Alberta and Western Canada. We offer many types of customized solutions for your project. Save costs by printing your directory in black and white. Create an eye-catching directory by choosing a full-colour cover and black and white inside pages. There are many paper options to choose from depending on your budget and goals for the directory.


Capital Colour Press
The most technologically advanced
directory printing company in Edmonton

Directory Printing Services
780-465-8080

printing quote request

4904 89 St NW, Edmonton
25+ years experience printing directories
for Edmonton & area clients
We are committed to exceptional customer service


At Capital Colour Press we have many types of clients come through our doors to print their directories. We are an Edmonton printer that helps schools, post-secondary institutions, and municipalities print their course directories or continuing learning catalogs. We also print church directories to help members contact each other and build community. Businesses and associations often come to Capital Colour press to print their membership or business directories to use as a handy marketing tool.

Tips for putting together your print directory.

When you think of a directory, the first thing you may visualize is a phone directory such as the old yellow or white pages. Nowadays, phone directories are much smaller or almost extinct but printed directories are still a great way for organizations to categorize and communicate a lot of information to their audiences.

Print directories are an excellent solution when your business needs list an extensive amount of information to help streamline information. Directories are also a revenue generating tool for many of our clients as they can be used for businesses to place paid advertisements within the directory.

Creating your print directory is a big task. Capital Colour Press will work with your team right from the start to ensure your goals are being met. We suggest you have a key staff person in your business gather all the directory information and written content. You may want to hire a professional writer or proofreader to help with organization and editing the information. If you have businesses that are advertising in your directory, you will want to have key person gather the print-ready ads to place into the publication.

Working with a professional graphic designer will help save a lot of time when designing your directory. By talking to one of our professional printing staff at Capital Colour Press early in the design process to help determine the size, layout and colour of your directory, you will save time and money. This will help your designer work within the printing specifications and avoid making major changes when it’s too late in the process.

Directory page count and binding style.

The page count, binding style and the number of directories you will be printing are important factors to figure out as they will help your Capital Colour Press print representative calculate how much paper is needed.

Spiral binding using wire or plastic coil allows for directories with high page counts and allows the document to lie flat when open. The perfect binding method glues the pages and covers at the spine using strong yet flexible glue. Perfect binding can also be used for directories with higher page counts. Saddle stitch binding uses staples in the directory’s spine to secure the pages but works best with lower page counts.

Remember, your interior page count must be in multiples of four if you are choosing perfect binding or saddle stitching for your directory. Directory pages are created by printing on a large sheet holding four pages, two in the front and two in the back, and then folding that sheet in half.

Directory Printing FAQs

What is perfect binding for my directory?

Perfect binding creates a tight, book-like feel but you must have at least 1/8″ spine for it to work. The minimum page count for this spine size is usually 48 pages if the paper is 70lb text with 80lb cover. Perfect binding works with an unlimited number of pages because the spine can be adjusted to fit

What is saddle stitching for my directory?

Saddle stitching is best used for directories that have 100 pages or less. It is the most common and economical method of binding. Saddle stitching works best with lighter weights of paper such as 45-60lb text with 70lb cover.

Will colour or black and white affect costs of printing my directory?

The most economical way to print your directory is using black ink. However, today the cost of colour printing has come down substantially so if you’d like to see your directory printing using vibrant, eye-catching colours we recommend you still explore getting a quote for full-colour printing to see if it works in your budget.

Can I print both colour and black and white to save money?

Yes, printing a small section of your directory in full-colour and the rest in black and white can save costs. Talk to your Capital Colour print rep and we can show you some options of how to incorporate a mix of colour pages and black and white pages into your directory.

Ready to talk to Capital Colour Press about printing your directory?

Capital Colour Press has been printing directories for the last 39 years. Our years of experience means we will make the process smooth and seamless for you! Contact our professional print staff at Capital Colour Press today to discuss your directory project and get a quote!


Capital Colour Press
The most technologically advanced
directory printing company in Edmonton

Directory Printing Services
780-465-8080

printing quote request

4904 89 St NW, Edmonton
25+ years experience printing directories
for Edmonton & area clients
We are committed to exceptional customer service

 


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