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If you’re printing a workbook or an activity book, you’ll want to know what the industry standards are.

Workbooks and activity books are interactive publications that allow kids or adults to write directly on the pages. While a workbook is used more for educational and therapeutic purposes and an activity book is full of entertainment, such as puzzles, games, and other types of interactive activities, they share common features. Both activity books and workbooks favor uncoated paper because this material is easier to write on – especially in a workbook that uses crayons, having uncoated paper on which color will show up on is important. They also use low weight interior paper to cut down on the cost since these books tend to have high page counts. The binding will vary for each type of style; some may be wire bound, where others will use perfect softcover binding or saddle stitching. The binding is determined in part by what functionality is needed for the workbook or activity book. The rest of the options are open to be customized by the creator, but below are the workbook standards for each style to help get you started.

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For a video walkthrough of industry standards for Coloring Books, Activity Books, and Workbooks, check out our visual guide below!

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