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Anatomy of a Notepad

Anatomy of a Notepad

Not all Notepads have to be the same. Submit your own design, or have us create your Notepad to meet whatever your needs might be.

Some common Notepad features include:

  1. Logo or photo
  2. Header
  3. Lines with boxes
  4. Screened logo or watermark
  5. Lines with 30% screen
  6. Grid (.10-.25" spacing) with 30% screen
  7. Footer

Ink & Paper Colors

Please note that your monitor may not accurately display the Ink and Paper colors shown below. These are provided for reference only. Color availability may be subject to change.

Ink Colors

Our Notepads are printed with 1 or 2 ink colors. Standard & Premium ink colors appear below, but we can print your Notepads using custom ink colors for an additional charge.

Standard Ink Colors
Standard Ink Color: BlackStandard Ink Color: RedStandard Ink Color: GreenStandard Ink Color: Reflex BlueStandard Ink Color: Gray

Premium Ink Colors
Add $20 per color
Premium Ink Color: BrownPremium Ink Color: OrangePremium Ink Color: Forest GreenPremium Ink Color: BurgundyPremium Ink Color: PurplePremium Ink Color: YellowPremium Ink Color: Blue

Paper Colors

We offer Notepads printed on a variety of different color stocks. Our standard paper colors appear below. White paper is included at no charge. Please contact us for a quote if you require a different special paper stock.

Paper Color: WhitePaper Color: CreamPaper Color: IvoryPaper Color: GrayPaper Color: BluePaper Color: GreenPaper Color: CanaryPaper Color: GoldenrodPaper Color: Pink

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I see a proof before you print my notepads?
    Yes, even when you furnish your own file.
  • When will I see a proof?
    Generally one day.
  • Do you charge a set up fee?
    Standard setup is included in price of pads. If an overly complex design is needed, we will provide you a design quote before requiring any payment.
  • How do I pay for my custom-printed notepads?
    We will email you a PayPal invoice for payment. You can pay through PayPal even if you don't have an account - they will accept your credit card. If you would prefer to pay by check you can mail it to the business address on the PayPal invoice.
  • How long does it take to process an order once my proof is confirmed?
    It depends on the size/kind of order, generally 2-5 days plus shipping time.
  • Can I order by phone?
    For fastest service, please use our online order form. If you don't see the product you need, please feel free to contact us for a custom quote.
  • How do I send you my design, logos, or images?
    Files smaller than 5mb can be uploaded when you place your order using our order form. Larger files can be emailed to email, or contact us for additional options.
  • What format do I send my images in?
    Vector files are preferred, but send what you have, we can convert for printing.
  • What if I want to make changes?
    You can email your new art or instructions to email.
  • Which carrier do you ship with?
    UPS gives us the best pricing, and we also use Priority Mail for expedited delivery. We are not able to ship using your shipping account, as we receive discounted shipping rates and pass those savings along to all our customers.

Notepad Ordering Information:

  • Use your logo • Photographs • Your Name
  • With or without lines or grids
  • 15, 20, 25, or 50 sheets per Notepad (or your specifications)
  • No charge for initial setup
  • Paper
    • Paper Produced with 100% Sustainable Fibers
    • Colored Paper – 15% additional charge
  • Ink
    • Printed with 1 or 2 ink colors
    • Standard Ink Colors: Black, Red (PMS 199), Reflex Blue, Green (PMS 347), and Dark Gray (PMS 424)
    • Premium Ink Colors – add $20 per color: Orange (PMS 172), Brown (PMS 168), Forest Green (PMS 350), Purple (PMS 249), Yellow (PMS 137), Blue (PMS 285), and Burgundy (PMS 188)
    • Custom PMS colors – add $35.00 per color (No perfect color match)


NotepadExpress Customized Notepads and Pocket Pads are an inexpensive marketing tool that positions your logo and business name in front of your customer and provides a powerful branding message.

Pocket Pads are perfect for customer giveaways, business notes, and reminder lists, and feature a full color printed cover to promote your business or organization.

Custom Notepads can fill a variety of needs including simple reminder notes, custom order forms, sketch pads, memo pads, and more!


We pride ourselves on providing high quality custom notepads. Featuring one or two color printing, 15 to 50 sheets of 20lb paper per pad. Our pads are made from 100% sustainable fibers and are assembled with a glue-top binding and cardboard backing, unless otherwise noted. Colored paper and a variety of ink colors are available to further customize your look.

Fast Delivery, and we always ship a full count of pads!


We offer more than just basic notepads. Common requests include:

Tight delivery deadline
Special Shipping
2-3 part NCR forms
Three hole drill
Heavy Chip Board
Special Sheet Counts
Custom Size
Graphic Design

Please give us a call or send an email to discuss your special requirements. We're here to help!