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How to Design a Calendar?

Learn how to design and print a Calendar globally with Cloudprinter.com in just a few simple steps.

Download Calendar Templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your file for print, you’ll have to exclude the bleeds layer.

Follow these 11 steps to design and prepare your Calendar for print:

  1. Choose the Calendar size
    Check available Calendar sizes on our website and choose the one that fits you best.
  2. Set bleeds

    Set 3 mm (0.125 in) bleed areas at each side of your Calendar. 

    With the help of bleeds, you'll ensure all important information is kept safe.

  3. Choose Calendar type

    We have 2 available types of Calendars: 

    • Single-sided Calendar
    • Double-sided Calendar 
  4. Currently, Wire-O binding is available both for single-sided and double-sided Calendars, while the Saddle-Stitched binding is only available for double-sided Calendars. 

    • Single-Sided Calendar
  5. If you choose a single-sided Calendar, keep in mind that the flipside remains blank. There's no hanging hole in this type of Calendar.  

    • Double-Sided Calendar
  6. By contrast, if you choose a double-sided Calendar, the flipside is printed. This type of calendar comes with a hanging hole, which is 5 mm (0.197 in) in size and is placed at the bottom of the Calendar.

  7. Add extra pages

  8. Depending on your preferences, you can have additional pages in your Calendar:

    • Additional front pages
  9. 1 front page is added by default, while the 2nd one is optional — you can either add it or go without it. 

    • Protective sheets
  10. You can add protective sheets to your Calendar:

    -1 sheet at the front of your Calendar 

    -1 sheet at the back of your Calendar

    -1 protective sheet at the front and 1 at the back of your Calendar.        

  11. Prepare Calendar file for printing
  • Set 300 DPI resolution
  • Choose RGB print 
  • Save the file in PDF/X-4.

*There are several variations of the number of pages in your Calendar: 

  • Calendar SS + 1 front sheet = 13 pages
  • Calendar SS + 2 front sheet = 14 pages
  • Calendar DS + 1 front sheet = 26 pages
  • Calendar DS + 2 front sheet = 28 pages
  • Calendar SAS DS = 28 pages (24 pages devoted to months, 4 cover pages (2 printed and 2 blank). 

Well done! Now you can print your Calendar all over the world as close to the delivery destination as possible.