Magazine & Catalogue Printing Services in Toronto

Why Choose Troi Mailing Services for Printing Your Magazine or Catalogue?

Troi Mailing Services has been providing catalogue and magazine printing services for magazines and catalogues throughout North America since 1991. We are a locally owned and operated business in Toronto that has continued to grow through superior customer service and an ability to remain one step ahead of print and distribution technology.

As a result, you can depend on us to produce vibrant colour and clear, high-quality magazines and catalogues that are engaging and impactful. Our team is here to offer advice and help you find cost savings opportunities that never sacrifice quality over budget.

Our expertise is second to none, with the convenience of a one-stop shop that manages the printing and distribution of your magazines and catalogues. We save you time and money by providing everything you need under one roof.

You can depend on us for the flawless execution of your magazine and catalogue printing projects. Our team oversees every step with consistent quality controls in place, whether we are reviewing your files at set-up, making random colour checks, or confirming accuracy during the distribution process.

Improving Direct Mail Using Magazines & Catalogues

As your one-stop shop, we can help improve your direct mail process for both magazines and catalogues. As a result, you can discover a whole new revenue-generating opportunity with our direct mail services or enjoy cost savings through improved efficiencies.

Our team can assist with the following magazine and catalogue direct mail services:

  • Envelope: Your magazine or catalogue can be inserted into a plain or branded 9 x 12 or 10 x 13 envelope, with options that allow you to create a highly customized, personalized look.
  • Polybag: Clear polywrapping along with a branded address sheet creates an added level of protection while allowing you to include inserts such as other catalogues, leaflets, coupons, etc., increasing your revenue-generating potential.
  • Self-mailer: High-definition inkjets quickly print addresses directly onto the cover, or an address label, depending on your preference.

Our team ensures your magazines and catalogues arrive at your customers’ doors, reducing undelivered mail pieces that negatively impact your bottom line. In addition, we can manage mailing lists for just a few hundred or upwards of 1,000,000. In other words, no job is too big or too small!

Different Types of Magazines We Print

People are in love with information, which means magazines are still alive and kicking. We’re here to help share your expertise with beautifully designed, high-quality magazines covering every imaginable topic, including:

  • General News Magazines: More engaging than a newspaper, the classic general news magazine appeals to a broad audience.
  • Cooking/Foodie Magazines: The craze for cooking is out-of-bounds, with more people embracing the art of home cooking with a real hunger for delicious recipes and new foodie experiences.
  • Art/Cultural Magazines: Stunning, high-quality images in a magazine format shares the beauty and creativity of local and global artists, from musicians to photographers and painters to dancers.
  • Fashion Magazines: Perhaps the most recognizable magazine, these publications are true trendsetters.
  • Tech Magazines: With a world overrun with tech, these magazines cover all aspects of innovation across multiple industries.
  • Health & Beauty: Although people’s desire to stay fit and look good is driven by social media today, they still depend on print magazines for health and beauty tips.
  • Business Magazines: Ladder climbers and entrepreneurs alike learn what top earners are up to, while significant corporations learn lessons from startups.
  • Travel: Whether it’s for dreaming or planning, travel magazines offer a window into every corner of the world’s most heavenly destinations.

How Magazine Printing Works

Method of Printing

The two most common methods of magazine printing are:

  • Digital printing: Specialist toner-based digital printers require no setup, allowing you to complete your magazine runs at a lower cost. Smaller runs typically align with digital print.
  • Offset printing: This traditional printing method uses etched plates and ink for vibrant colour and superior print quality. Offset print is ideal for larger quantities.

Dimensions of Paper

8.5 x 11 inches and 5.5 x 8.5 inches are the most affordable magazine sizes. There are also larger format magazines (think Life) and smaller digest sizes (Like Readers’ Digest) to help you stand out. However, the most common standard magazine sizes include DIN A4 (8.27 x 11.69) and DIN A5 (5.82 x 8.26).

Types of Paper

Coated papers are the traditional paper used for magazines to get that glossy appearance. The most common coating is “china clay,” which helps reduce ink absorbency. Printers typically offer the following paper options:

  • Gloss
  • Recycled Uncoated
  • Satin/Matte
  • Uncoated

Magazine Binding Options at Troi Mailing

Magazine binding refers to the way the pages are held together. We offer the following binding options:

Saddle Stitch Binding

This is the most common binding that nests magazine page spreads, folds them, and attaches the pages with staples.

Page counts are limited to multiples of four (2 fronts and two backs) and tend to max out at about 64 pages.

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding uses flexible thermal glue at the magazine spine. This method is more common for books and is suitable for maximizing magazine pages.

It is also less noticeable than staples used in the saddle stitch, so it is also a good choice for higher-end magazines.

Interscrew Binding

This is often the preferred method for business documents, using holes and screws to connect covering boards to the pages. It is suited to specialty, one-of-a-kind magazines like handouts at a conference.

How much does magazine printing cost?

Magazine printing costs are based on the type of paper, number of pages, coatings, binding and print magazine distribution method. To give you an idea of pricing ranges, 1,000 magazines can cost $1,000.00 or $5,000.00 depending on unique specs like dimensions, paper stock, finishings, and page count.

Different Types of Catalogues We Print

Catalogues offer the ideal format to engage customers and help sell products and events. We print a wide variety of catalogues, including:

  • Event catalogues/calendars
  • Fashion catalogues
  • Travel catalogues
  • Branded promotional magazine catalogues
  • Retail catalogues
  • Holiday catalogues
  • Parts catalogues
  • Food and beverage catalogues
  • And more

Our catalogue printing service helps promote your offering with exceptional images and engaging content wrapped up in an easy-to-read format customers can refer to again and again.

How much does Catalogue printing cost?

Catalogue printing costs vary significantly from project to project. We can provide a quote based on the project’s specifics, including the type of paper, dimensions, number of pages, coatings, binding, packaging, and print catalogue distribution method.

How We Distribute Print Magazines and Catalogues

Our magazine and catalogue distribution services simplify getting your print product in front of the ideal reader or customer. We print and send your magazines/catalogues directly to your target, whether it is based on your mailing list of subscribers or a rented address list.

A good direct mail distribution strategy begins with an intimate understanding of your ideal target and the best places to reach them. In addition, your strategy should consider the following:

Mailing lists

Building your subscriber/contact list helps you reach a broader audience. You can focus on marketing to attract more subscribers using various channels where your target is most likely to be found, whether it is transit ads, social media, pay-per-click ads, other publications, etc.


Although magazines can simply be labelled and mailed, you can also introduce packaging options such as a protective poly bag or envelope. Packaging allows you to insert other printed items on advertisers’ behalf or encourage subscription renewals. You can charge for partners to contribute relevant offers to help cover the costs.


Choosing eco-friendly printing methods and poly bags helps increase your social responsibility to improve brand optics.

Distribution Channels

Data-driven decisions are a must. Data helps you better understand your audience to improve your distribution strategy continuously. Data also helps you identify the proper channels for your distribution.


Bagging partners your publication with other publications that appeal to your audience. It adds value, whether it is another magazine, product catalogue, leaflets, etc.

Integrate Digital

Offer snippets of free articles on a website, with the option to subscribe to your print version to increase subscribers.

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Contact Us

We love hearing from you, so we make it easy to reach out when you need us:

16-445 Midwest Road
Toronto ON  M1P 4Y9

Local Phone: 416-757-5598
Toll-Free: 1-866-486-0423
Fax: 416-757-4232


Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Complete our contact form to request information or to set up an appointment.


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David Flood Tiger Capital Group

When I was searching for a company to handle my mailers, Troi was the first company that came up. I contacted them and I’m glad that I did! I have worked with the Troi Mailing & Timeline Printing team (Peter and Ken) for a couple of years now.

Christina Patriarca DerKar Group of Companies

You and your team made it very easy for us and the reason that we kept coming back is because of the service, speed of delivery and the fact that you answer the phone!! Believe me it makes the biggest difference to be able to call and get a quick response.

Hareem Ahmed Merlan Scientific
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