Journal and Planner FAQs

How much does it cost to produce a Planner/Journal?

It’s difficult to provide an average cost for Journals/Planners as most orders are custom. Costs vary from project to project given the wide variety of features to choose from. The cost also depends on the order quantity, Planner/Journal dimensions, page count, full color or black & white, interior page printing and more. Contact us directly at 1-888-988-MCRL or Request a Quote and we’ll be happy to prepare no-obligation pricing options for you.

What’s the difference between offset printing and digitally printing a Planner or Journal?

The best-selling top Planners are printed with an offset press BUT if this is your first time printing a custom Planner or Journal to sell, you have options. You can have your planner digitally printed online, at a local POD printer OR with an offset printer (like MCRL).

Click here for a quick explanation of the differences between offset printing and digital printing and a cost comparison chart. Download a summary of offset printing vs. digitally printing features.

What’s your MOQ?

Our minimum order quantity is 500 pieces per order. We may be able to accommodate smaller quantities of 300, depending on the scope of the project.

Do you offer any design services for Journal/Planner covers and interior pages?

Our production team can assist in fixing minor details but we will need press-ready artwork files. If there are significant issues, we’ll provide clients with the necessary feedback to make the correct changes and our in-house production team will review/approve to ensure files are ready to print. Visit our HIRE A PRO page for experienced and affordable print designers we’ve worked with.

Where do we submit our artwork files?

You can submit your artwork files via the following link:

What’s included in my quote?

Unlike other suppliers like Alibaba, MCRL Overseas Group provides an ALL-INCLUSIVE quote that covers customs, tariffs and delivery fees to your designated address. To ensure you are comparing apples to apples, it’s important to understand what’s included (and what’s not) when evaluating print quotes. Check these 5 things when comparing quotes.

How can I speed up my order?

Our standard quotes are based on sea freight from China. This is the most cost-effective pricing. Expedited sea and air options are available at an additional cost. Depending on the urgency of your order, we can advise on the best options.

What are the payment terms?

MCRL Overseas Group requires a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due prior to delivery.

Do you provide samples before I commit to the full order?

Absolutely. Our samples are free of charge (we just ask that you pay the courier fee of $35.00). Our sales office team can send you copies of Planners/Journals we’ve printed for clients that are similar to the specifications listed on your quote.

How do I determine the exact paper weight for my Journal/Planner?

65lb. text is a standard paper weight for Journal and Planner pages. This medium weight paper will minimize bleed throughs.

80lb. text paper is a heavier paper. This versatile, medium weight paper will further minimize the chance of bleed throughs in Journals and Planners.

Still Have Questions?

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