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Outsource Layout and Formatting Design Services

Layout and Formatting Design Services

Whether you are an individual looking for perfect typesetting at a reduced cost, or a publisher who needs a professional outsourcing partner, Outsource2india is your one-stop destination for any kind of layout design. When you partner with Outsource2india (O2I) you can -

  • Obtain print ready files
  • Avoid the costs, time, and effort involved in an in-house design team
  • Avoid spending money on expert design professionals
  • Avoid outsourcing to non English speaking professionals
  • Test our service quality completely FREE of cost
  • Work in your own time zone

We are a global outsourcing provider offering cost-effective illustrations, cover designs, and inner layouts. Over the last two decades we've successfully completed 120,000+ designs and aided 2,000+ global clients.

Layout and Formatting Design Services We Offer

Our page layout design and formatting services include the typesetting and layout of books, newsletters, brochures, etc., using only text or incorporating photographs, artwork and graphic elements to create highly illustrated publications. O2I has a delivery center in India with qualified designers, illustrators, artists, DTP experts, etc., well versed in print-on-demand (POD) technologies. Some of the key services we offer include -

  1. Book Layout Design Services

    At O2I we get books to press on time at the most affordable business costs. Based on the word count of your manuscript, O2I can advise on an estimated pagination, depending on your choice of format. Our book designs are used for different genres of books including the following -

    • Children's books
    • Cook books
    • Comic books
    • Art books
    • Story books
    • Poetry books
    • Coffee table books
    • Newspapers and Journals
    • Magazines
    • AR/Newsletters/Fact Books
    • Photo Albums
    • Catalogs
    • Diaries/Planners
    • Content localization layout

    We provide two different options to clients when it comes to book layout design services, they are -

    • Option 1: Basic Book Layout Design

      Basic formatting and layout is used for books with a straight narrative, the author's photo and the publisher's logo. Features include a template-based design which are recommended for books that consist of a straight narrative, authors cannot touch the format or layout, and comprises of one round of free revision.

    • Option 2: Customized Book Layout Design

      O2I takes your layout and formatting ideas and does the overall layout and formatting including insertion of images, drop caps, fonts, chapter titles, page number placement, tables, charts, text boxes, graphs, lists, subheading, block quotes, footnotes, and poetry. You can also pre style your book. Features include fully customizable designs, advanced formatting options, recommended for specialty books like textbooks, structured poetry, etc. and have two rounds of free revisions.

  2. Magazine Design Services

    We use magazine templates and convert them into attractive, marketable magazine page designs and layouts for the below magazine formats -

    • Wedding Magazines
    • Medical Magazines
    • Photo Magazines
    • Sports Magazines
    • Fashion Magazines
    • Community Magazines
    • Automobile Magazines

    We also provide customized magazine layout design services.

  3. Typesetting and Formatting Services

    From the selection of the right typography to placement and sizing on the page, we work a careful balance of white space and content to ensure readability and marketability of the magazine.

  4. Prepress Services

    We ensure formats, resolutions, and fonts are print-ready, and handle proofing to check if colors, fonts, and other elements are in the right place. This includes live linking with Adobe InDesign,digital dummies for soft proofs, pre-flight checking, etc.

Our Book Layout Design Process


Initial Discussion

Initial discussion conducted to allow the customer to project page layout ideas. Experts suggest the best fonts, paragraph styles, highlighting techniques, and readability techniques



Customer provides O2I with the final proofread and edited manuscript to typeset


First Layout

O2I lays out the text within the final design template, and places the images (if required by the manuscript). All pages are typeset with strict adherence to ISO quality standards, including the title page, copyrights page, and content table



A first draft is sent to the customer for review, in the chosen format



Edits or changes are carried out if any


Publishing/Printing Guidelines

O2I can also provide your publisher or printer with technical specifications and upload guidelines

O2I's Magazine Layout Process



Customer uploads file to a secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol), Dropbox etc.


Download & Checking Input

O2I downloads file and checks all required inputs


Task Assigned to Designer

Tasks are allocated to creative services designers and work initiated


Quality Check

Quality Control specialist conducts a Quality Check


Customer Approval

Post quality check, low-resolution PDF file of the design sent for approval to client



Corrections and edits are carried out if any


Final Files

Final approved files uploaded to a secure FTP for customer to download

Why You Should Outsource Layout and Formatting Services to O2I?

Outsource2india has been a partner of choice for global publishing houses as well as independent authors. Factors that set us apart from competitors include -

  • Quality - Standard work procedures and ISO quality adherence ensure 100 percent work accuracy
  • SLA Adherence - Exceptional quality levels with 99 percent quality
  • Turnaround - We have a one business day delivery period
  • Reduced Costs - Reduce costs by 60 percent by avoiding investment in costly infrastructure
  • Industry-Specific Software - We use Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw etc.
  • Multiple Platforms - We work with font-related incompatibility issues between Mac and PC platforms. If the need is producing designs on multiple platforms, we match fonts across system settings
  • Skilled Team - 20+ team of qualified designers, formatters, illustrators, etc.
  • ISO Certified - ISO quality data entry processes to ensure high-quality results
  • Free Trial - 2-4 page layout FREE trial
  • Data Security - 100 percent data security and you can rest assured that all your data is completely safe

Provided Magazine Layout Services to US Entrepreneur

Outsource2india Provided Magazine Layout Services to a US Entrepreneur
We successfully designed a children's magazine following international design standards within a month much to the clients' satisfaction
Read the case study.

Outsource2india Aided a Leading Print Company with Prepress Requirements
We helped a firm with prepress requirements for a huge volume of documents (using little known PrintShopMail and PlanetPress software). This brought a high cost savings to the client.
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Provided Prepress Services for Arizona Clinet

Outsource Layout and Formatting Design Services to Outsource2india


The quality of Artwork delivered during the trial period was exceptional and that helped us to decide on our new Outsourced Partner from a couple of quotes from companies across the globe.

Director - Operations,
Leading pharmaceutical company
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Outsource2india has been a pioneer in providing the best quality layout and formatting design services and a plethora of other creative design services. We deliver high quality, cost-effective, and efficient artwork outsourcing services and other services including Data Management, Creative Services, Transcription, and other services.

Contact us for accurate layout and formatting design services, in-house expertise, and cost-effectiveness. Tell us your requirement and we will give you a FREE quote within one business day.

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