Flightchecking Your Files

 

The tables on this page are a quick guide for the numbering of booklets or newsletters printed 4 pages per sheet of paper - 2 pages per side, then center stapled or saddle-stitched. The guides shown are for 8, 16, 24, 32, and 48 page double-sided booklets. The center spread is where 2 consecutive page numbers are printed side-by-side on the same sheet of paper.

TIP: The two page numbers that are imposed side-by-side always add up to 1 more than the total number of pages in the booklet. For example, in an 8-page booklet all pairs of pages add up to 9 [8+1,6+3].

 


8 Page Booklet; 2 Sheets of Paper
Front of sheet   Back of sheet
8 1 2
7
Page 2 is directly behind Page 1.
6 3   4
5
Page 4-5 is your center spread.

16 Page Booklet; 4 Sheets of Paper
Front of sheet   Back of sheet
16 1 2
15
14 3 4
13
12 5 6
11
10 7 8
9
Page 8-9 is your center spread.

24 Page Booklet; 6 Sheets of Paper
Front of sheet   Back of sheet
24 1 2
23
22 3 4
21
20 5 6
19
18 7 8
17
16 8 10
15
14 11 12
13
Page 12-13 is your center spread.

32 pg / 8 sheets 48 pg / 12 sheets
[brackets are back of preceding sheet]
32 - 1
[2 - 31]
30 - 3
[4 - 29]
28 - 5
[6 - 27]
26 - 7
[8 - 25]
24 - 9
[10 - 23]
22 - 11
[12 - 21]
20 - 13
[14 - 19]
18 - 15
[16 - 17]
16-17 is center spread
48 - 1
[2 - 47]
46 - 3
[4 - 45]
44 - 5
[6 - 43]
42 - 7
[8 - 41]
40 - 9
[10 - 39]
38 - 11
[12 - 37]
36 - 13
[14 - 35]
34 - 15
[16 - 33]
32 - 17
[18 - 31]
30 - 19
[20 - 29]
28 - 21
[22 - 27]
26 - 23
[24 - 25]
24-25 is the center spread

 

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