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Desk Pad Calendar Printing

Desk Pad Calendar Printing Service
Desk Pad Calendar Printing
color desk pad calendar printing
custom desk pad calendar printing
desk pad calendar custom printing
Desk Pad Calendar Printing Service
Desk Pad Calendar Printing
color desk pad calendar printing
custom desk pad calendar printing
desk pad calendar custom printing
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We produce exceptional customized desk pad calendars for Amazon sellers, consultancies, logistics enterprises, medical and health centers, educational establishments, small to medium-sized businesses, non-profits, and more.

Our desk pad calendars are popular with businesses and other organizations for their practicality and stylish design. While we can fully customize your design to your desired specifications, a desk pad calendar typically has a page for each month that can be filled in and then torn off when completed. As a corporate gift, a promotional tool, for direct retail, or use in-house, our custom printed desk pad calendars are the optimal solution.

At QinPrinting, we believe that practicality and aesthetics go together with beautiful design and the highest quality materials. That commitment — coupled with 25 years of success in the offset printing industry, our expert and enthusiastic team, state-of-the-art printing technology, cost-effective processing, and genuine customer service — sustains our world-class reputation among enterprise and non-profit sector clients all over the world.

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Desk Pad Calendar Printing Costs

At QinPrinting, we print superb desk pad calendars to your customized needs and specifications. But we get you to work within a limited budget while optimizing the return on your investment. We have lots of experience in supporting e-commerce sellers, start-ups, small to medium-sized businesses, non-profits, schools and colleges, medical facilities, self-publishers, and independent creatives. That’s why we review our work processes and supply chains frequently to keep delivering the finest quality desk pad calendars at prices that will happily surprise you.

So, how much does it cost to print your desk pad calendar with us? Get an estimate now with our handy at-a-glance pricing chart. Unlike most offset printing services — which have a minimum print order of 500 or even 1,000 units—we offer you a minimum offset print run of just 100 calendars and still with a very attractive price point. But as you’ll see from the chart, the more calendars you order in a single run, the less you pay per unit. That’s one advantage of offset over digital printing.

Desk Pad Calendar Printing Price Chart (17" x 12.4")

All prices listed in USD

Quantity 100pcs 500pcs 1000pcs 2000pcs 5000pcs 10000pcs
12 sheets
18 sheets
  • Please note that all prices are EXW our facility and do not include shipping costs.
  • 100 gsm / 68 lb uncoated text paper, full color printing one side
  • Back: 1.5 mm thick gray board 

If you have questions, get in touch and one of our expert printing team will be delighted to assist.

Common Desk Pad Calendar Sizes

The exact dimensions of your desk pad calendar are up to you. Your design features, the number of pages, graphics, added covers and so on will all make a difference. We can create calendars of any size you like. But our experience teaches that it’s usually better to choose standard sizes in most cases. It makes printing and production simpler, keeps your costs low, and guarantees a desk pad calendar that’s easy to store, handle, and distribute.

Our most common sizes for desk pad calendars are:

desk pad calendar 22” by 17”
22” by 17”
desk pad calendar 17.3” by 13.2”
17” by 12.4”

popular with Amazon sellers because of the economical shipping fee

desk pad calendar 19” by 24”
19” by 24”

Most desk pad calendars have 12, 13, 18, or 19 sheets. But we can also add glossy covers, extra sheets at the back for including information, contact details, publicity or promotional material for other products, and so on. Just ask us. If it can be done, we’ll do it!

At QinPrinting, we’re happy to customize your desk pad calendars in any way you like. Only remember complex customization—oversized calendars, say, or multi-page die-cutting and specialist soft touch lamination—incurs higher costs and means a slower turnaround because of the extra pre-press work and setup. Sometimes, the added investment could be cost-effective for you. That’s your decision. But for most, it’s cheaper, easier, and you’ll get just as beautiful results, to go with regular sizes.

Desk Pad Calendar Paper and Material Options

For the backing board of your desk pad calendar, we recommend 1.5 mm or 2 mm grayboard. The individual calendar sheets can be 80 gsm / 54 lb or 100 gsm / 68 lb uncoated or offset paper. Uncoated papers are great for writing on and give your calendars added functionality. The more your clients can engage with the calendar and the more useful it is, the more often they’ll interact with it and strengthen the positive associations with your brand. We can make the cardboard paper corner protectors to protect each calendar corner. Most of the corner protectors are black. We also can add magnets to the back for hanging on the fridge or any other metal surface.

Black protective corner
Magnets on the back
Magnets on the back

Binding Options for Custom Desk Pad Calendars

Desk pad calendar design features a sturdy backing board before adding your calendar pages themselves. We glue and staple the calendar pages but add a perforated edge to make them super-easy to tear off once they’ve been used. Popular extra features include corner protectors and drilled holes with metal grommets.

We can also pre-package your calendars in individual plastic wrappers ready for mailing on request. Do you have a feature in mind for your desk pad calendar that isn’t mentioned here? No problem! Talk to us. If it’s possible, we’ll do it.

Easy tear-away pages
Easy tear-away pages
Holes for hanging

Custom Desk Pad Calendar Design and Artwork Tips

Whether you’re preparing your own artwork in-house or commissioning a professional third-party artist or graphic designer, it’s important to understand how to prepare the artwork and text for printing. You’ll need to allow for bleed zones, safety areas, trim lines, and borders, for example, and make sure that the resolution and the color space are correct. 


Export your files as vectors in PDF format for the best results. Our recommended software options for desk pad calendar design are Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign. These will also allow you to convert your color space from RGB to CMYK which you will need to do for offset printing.


If you can’t deliver vectors — say, if you’re exporting bitmaps from Photoshop — then make sure the resolution is at least 300 DPI. With vectors, you needn’t worry about resolution, but all other images must have a high definition to tolerate resizing without becoming fuzzy and “pixilated”.

calendar bleed zone 3mm

You’ll need to add a “bleed zone” of 3 mm around all your photographic pages. A bleed is an extended zone at the periphery of your photo, which falls outside the area that your finished page will cover. Once we’ve printed your pages, we’ll cut them to the exact size needed for your chosen calendar format. This “bit extra” gets cut off and makes sure that the finished image fills the page with none of it being lost. You should mark bleed zones as red lines.

desk pad calendar trim

Inside your bleed zone, don’t forget to mark the “trim lines”. These will define the final dimensions of the finished page. Make sure that any necessary elements of your images stop at least 10 mm short of the trim line.

Leave an added margin of at least 21 mm on the top edge of each calendar page section to allow for the stapled area and the perforated edge.

A competent graphic designer should understand the technical details and be able to set this up for you. But we’ll always manually check your files before going to press. While the responsibility for sending “print ready” files is yours, please don’t worry! We’ll be happy to “hold your hand” through the process, explain what’s needed, and liaise with your designer to make sure everything goes smoothly and you end up with a perfect print on your desk pad calendar.

To learn more about preparing your art for printing, please check out our Prepress Artwork information page. And please ask us for a design template. We’ll be happy to send you one. And if design isn’t your thing, we’ll be happy to create a design for you based on the images, logo, etc. that you provide. Just ask!

Let’s Talk!

If you’re an entrepreneur, a small to medium-business, a non-profit, or an independent creative in need of a first-class customized desk pad calendar at an attractive price point — we should talk. Get in touch today to chat through your needs or to ask for a no-obligation quote. We can’t wait to help you make your next desk pad calendar the best and most effective ever!

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