Using Custom Notepads to Grow Your Business

Custom printed notepads are beneficial for businesses of all sizes and types – from large corporations to self-employed graphic designers and creatives. Not only are they helpful for productivity and staying on top of tasks, but they’re also an underrated outreach marketing tool. Both small notepads or larger, more popular size notepads 8.5 x 11 or 5×8 can be a multifunctional tool for your company.

Why Should I Print Custom Notepads for My Business?  

Let’s take a look at all the reasons you should invest in business notepads.

1. Easily Enhance Brand Awareness 

Passing out a notepad with your company’s logo to employees and clients alike is a simple way to achieve brand visibility without doing much. Because it’s a useful tool, whoever has their hands on one will see your company branding every time they use it, which means there will always be a reference point back to your business.  

2. Encourage Organization 

Believe it or not, in the age of smartphones, we still rely on paper to jot down notes or make lists. Notepads encourage planning and organizing daily, weekly, or even monthly tasks.

3. Always in Demand

Notepads are popular because they are practical and will always be useful to have on hand in both home and office scenarios. We think the only way custom stationery will truly become obsolete is when writing utensils like pens, pencils, etc no longer exist. And frankly, that’s not happening any time soon.

4. Great giveaway item 

Whether you have purchased a booth at an upcoming tradeshow, or like to create freebies for your valued clients, notepads make for a great giveaway item. You can either make the design focused on your company branding, or you can get more creative, and have your business name or logo subtly placed somewhere within the design. This goes back to our first point about how notepads can easily increase your brand visibility.

Types of Notepads to Create

Company Branded Notepads 

Creating a custom business notepad is as simple as adding your company logo to it. Printing this piece of branded collateral in bulk will come in handy for a plethora of different occasions, from employee onboarding to client appreciation gifts, and even giveaway items at trade shows and other business events.

Daily/Weekly Planners 

These types of memo pads help people get organized and on track with a new routine! Notepad planners are great because once you’re done with the day or the week, you can simply tear off the page (and recycle it!) and start fresh for the next day or week.

Graphic Design Notepads (to Sell for Profit) 

You don’t need to be a graphic designer to create & sell custom notepads –Creative individuals, such as calligraphers, can just as easily create digital versions of their work as notepad designs to sell for profit. A simple and cute notepad design attracts more people than you think. Giving customers yet another item to purchase with your unique artistic touch is something they’ll look forward to.  

It can also be beneficial to create and design niche planners, such as project planning notepads, shopping list notepads, and reminder list notepads. You can also keep it simple and create minimalistic lined notepads, color notepads, or pattern notepads.

How do I print notepads? 

Here are steps on how to make custom notepads: 

  • Design on a third-party platform like Canva or Photoshop, or directly on the GotPrint website using our free online design tool. If you choose to design with a third-party, make sure to check out our notepad template guidelines to get your files ready for our printers.
  • Choose your print specs on the order form
  • Choose your quantity (the lowest is 10) 
  • Place your order

How to make notepads to sell? 

Make sure the designs you are creating are your own and don’t infringe any copyright laws. You should not be copying elements from TV, film, literature, and so on. Once you are confident in your designs, print notepads at affordable prices to then sell your custom and cute notepad designs on seller websites like Etsy, Amazon, or TikTok shop! We’ve seen our customers use a protective slip or film for the notepads they are selling, so make sure you can invest in that as well to keep the integrity of your notepads intact.

Where can I print notepads?  

Print custom notepads in bulk on You can order as little as 10 quantities starting at just $55.

Custom notepads are offered in 6 sizes –3 x 8, 4 x 5.5, 4 x 6, 5 x 8, 5.5 x 8.5, 8.5 x 11 and printed on a 70 lb. Opaque Smooth White paper, which is uncoated and has a smooth writable surface. Choose between a page count of 50 or 100 tear-off sheets. How it’s Assembled – Notepads are glued at the top for tear-away style pages and backed with a 22 pt. kraft chipboard 

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