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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 5 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.
  • If you’re designing a calendar with a Wire-O binding, keep in mind that there should be at least 10 mm of safe zone on the Wire-O side in order not to clip important information while binding.

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3.    Choose Calendar type
We have 2 available types of binding for Calendars: 
  • Wire-O binding for Wall and Desk Calendars
  • Saddle-stitched for Wall Calendars

Currently, Wire-O binding is available both for single-sided and double-sided Wall Calendars and for double-sided Desk Calendars, while Saddle-Stitched binding is only available for double-sided Wall Calendars. 

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

By contrast, if you choose a double-sided Wall or Desk Calendar, the flipside is printed. The double-sided Wall Calendar comes with a hanging hole, which is 5 mm (0.197 in) in size and is placed at the bottom of the Calendar.

4.    Add extra pages
Depending on your preferences, you can have additional pages in your Calendar:
  • Additional pages

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

There is one more option - 1 front and 1 back can be added to your calendar.
  • Protective sheets

You can add protective sheets to your Calendar:
-1 transparent PVC sheet at the front of your Calendar 
-1 cardboard sheet at the back of your Calendar
-1 transparent PVC sheet at the front and 1 cardboard at the back of your Calendar.

5.   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 sheets = 14 pages
  • Calendar DS + 1 front sheet = 26 pages
  • Calendar DS + 2 front sheets = 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.