Designer-friendly Custom Printing of Notepads?
July 3, 2012 12:48 PM   Subscribe

Is there something like Busy Beaver Button Company for stationery or notepads?

I have a project in mind where I'll design something to be printed on every page of a notepad, in the area where the writing would go (think madlib).

Ideally, I'd like to put a single-color design on a 4x5" or so pad, with the image taking up most of the page. It would be nice to have a variety of ink/paper combinations. I'd like to be able to upload a pdf or illustrator file to with the design and have the results shipped to me. Most of the services I'm finding online are focused on a pre-set templates (business logo, from the desk of, etc.), which I don't want. Does anyone have experience with an online printshop that has a variety of nice papers and is focused on customers submitting their own designs?

Bonus points if it's a small/independent business and if they have pads with magnetic backs.
posted by activitystory to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This doesn't actually answer your question, but, local to you (assuming you are still located generally where I think you are), you should call up Avalon. It should be something they could do with no problem and you get great cookies when they deliver to you!
posted by stefnet at 1:50 PM on July 3, 2012

This is the sort of thing I would expect most printers can do.
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve at 2:05 PM on July 3, 2012

I've used a company called J&S Business Products for a project I designed for a friend — sent them a PDF (I think) I designed to take up the entire face of a pad of Post-It notes. He was happy with the results. Also they were helpful and friendly on the phone.

You might poke around there and see if they've got anything useful (they do things other than sticky notes too):
posted by brentajones at 2:25 PM on July 3, 2012

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