Our online printing store may include
options to have the pages of the finished document collated. Or, we may
require that pages be laid out in a way that facilitates collating the
pages during production. Examples of printed items that are often
collated include brochures, books, booklets, manuals, copies, and
What is collating?
printing, collating refers to sequentially layering the pages of a
multiple page document, book, brochure, etc. in their proper, finished
order. Collation is performed during the finishing process. It is often
followed by binding the pages together. The simplest example of
collating is a three page document, where page one is followed bypage
two, which is followed by page three. This is the same sequence the
pages are read.
What is reverse collating?
of sequencing the pages where page one is followed by page two, which
is followed by page three, the pages are in reverse order. Page three is
first, followed by page two, which is followed by page one.
What is meant by uncollated?
option to order a multiple page document without collating (i.e.,
uncollated), simply means that each page will be delivered in separate
stacks or bundles. Page one will be in one stack, page two in other
What is slip sheeting?
printing, slip sheeting refers to placing a blank piece of paper
between groups of printed pages. It can be used with collated or
uncollated pages. Slip sheets make it easy to see where one set stops
and another begins, especially when stacked loose one on top of another
and packed in cartons.