This article covers how to build a generic bound document in Mimeo Print. See the links below for building non-bound documents like brochures and posters.


To begin, upload your files to your library. (For more help on uploading, check out this article.) 

Mimeo Vocabulary:

 "File" is the PDF you upload into our library. "Document" is the final product you build such as a binder, notebook, or booklet, which can comprise of multiple files.

If you want to build a document that has some sections in black and white and some in color, or some double-sided sections and some single-sided sections, be sure to upload each section as its own PDF

Once your files have uploaded, select "create" from the top menu and select your preferred binding.

File Sequencer

In the first screen, select the files that will make up your final document. For example, you may have a front cover, the intro, main content, and a back cover.  

Here, you can select which files will be color and which will be black and white. You can also select which will be single or double-sided. 

Mimeo Vocab:

  • Black and White - This option sends the files you select to our black and white print machines. There will be no color.

  • Standard Color - This option sends the files to our color printers. This is our most vibrant option.

  • Economy Color - This option also sends the files to our color printers, but it will be less vibrant. 

Finally, for any files that will be black and white, you can change the color of the paper they will print on.

Real-Time Proof

Next, continue into the real-time document preview for further customizations. You can change the binding, cover preferences, paper stock, and update your selections on color and duplex printing, if necessary.

We offer thousands of customizations, including print-to-edge, tabs and slip sheets, landscape binding, and more. If you need a customization you don’t see, contact our customer success team.

As you add customizations, flip through the document for a real-time preview. You can also check your price. 

Add to Cart

Finally, add the document to your cart. You will be prompted to save it to your library or continue without saving. Then simply add your shipping details and check out.

More how-to articles on specific docs:

How to Build One-Sheets
How to Build Brochures
How to Build Booklets
How to Build Posters

Want more? Check out our video for Mimeo Superstars: Hidden Gems While Building a Doc!

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