Finished Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 4, 8, 12, or 16

Paper: 80# gloss or matte text, 100# gloss or matte text

Ink: Full Color Both Sides (4/4)

Options: Soft-Folding, Mailing Services

Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred

Create newsworthy information with custom newsletters

Share your message with a well-designed newsletter. Packed with information for a small cost, full color newsletter printing keeps members, customers, and constituents up to date on organization news. Choose from various page counts, papers, and the option for U.S. Press to mail them for you for one low price.

Newsletters FAQ

Can you mail my newsletters for me?
Yes, we offer complete mailing services to help you save both time and money with your direct mail campaigns. Our services include list processing (includes CASS and NCOA certification), addressing, sorting, bundling, and delivery to USPS. To order mailing services with your newsletters, simply select “Inkjet and Mailprep” under the mailing services option on our instant pricing calculator. Postage is additional and will be invoiced after list processing.

Can you explain the newsletter size / page counts?
The finished (folded) size of our newsletters is a standard 8.5" x 11". This means the sheet size is 11" x 17", which is folded in half to create the final size of 8.5" x 11". 8 page newsletters are two 11" x 17" sheets, folded in half to create 8 pages. 12 page newsletters are three 11" x 17" sheets, folded in half to create 12 pages. 16 page newsletters are four 11" x 17" sheets, folded in half to create 16 pages. For 8, 12, and 16 page newsletters, you can choose to either have them folded only (no stitching) or you can choose saddle-stitch binding so they are bound together like a booklet.

What is soft-folding?
By default, the finished size of our newsletters is 8.5" x 11"; however, for mailing, we commonly add an additional "soft-fold" to newsletters so that they fold down to 5.5" x 8.5". By folding to 5.5" x 8.5", your newsletters will be eligible to mail at the letter rate, which is less expensive than the flat rate.

Can newsletters be mailed without an envelope?
Yes, newsletters can be self-mailers. If you select our mailing services option, we will include tabs to properly close your newsletter so that they can be easily mailed by USPS without an envelope.

What’s the difference between each paper stock?
Gloss paper stocks will have a shiny appearance and are great to use when promoting products. Matte paper stocks have a velvet finish and thus less shine, which can give your materials an elegant, professional look. 80# gloss and matte text are lightweight and economical paper stocks. 100# gloss and matte text are high quality, medium weight papers.

80# Gloss Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
80# Matte Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a satin/dull finish on both sides.
100# Gloss Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
100# Matte Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a satin/dull finish on both sides.

Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece

Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides

Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins

Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality

File Type: PDFs are preferred

Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page by clicking "Upload Your File & Order Now". Or, if you prefer to send your files a different way, you can send files here.

If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at info@uspress.com.

Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality. They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Most proofs are sent within 1 business day of order placement; more complex art files can sometimes take longer. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.

Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.

Save time by using our guideline templates. Our templates have been setup with bleeds and margins, assuring your print job turns out accurate. To download, select a file type below and use these templates to set up each 8.5" x 11" page of your newsletter.