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How to Count Leaves, Pages, and Sides

Having trouble figuring out what you need to order? Leaves, pages, sides...it all sounds a little like pieces of your dining room table!

To get an idea of what each of these printing terms means, consider these examples:

A leaf is a single sheet of paper in a publication. Leaves are usually printed on both sides and bound together along the spine of the publication, making two pages per leaf.

A page is a single side of a sheet/leaf in a printed publication. A single sheet of paper is comprised of two pages. Each side contains a different page, so both sides are visible when the leaf is folded down the middle.

A side is a single printed page. The sides refer to the two individual pages that make up a single sheet of paper or leaf. The left side is usually the odd-numbered page, while the right is the even-numbered page.

How Do I Count Them In My Project?

It's easy! Count the number of sides (pages) in your project and use this as the number to enter on your project order form.

Questions? We can help! Reach out to DSA Printing via phone at 978-256-3900 or Email Us to get started on your print project today.