Saddle-stitched binding is among the easiest and most common methods of booklet binding.
Saddle-stitched booklets are constructed of folded sheets. As such, each folded sheet joined within the finished booklet will form four pages of the booklet.
This means the page count of every saddle-stitched booklet must always be a multiple of four (4).
Our Saddle-Stitch Booklets
We print on 11” x 17” sheets. Known as Signatures, these sheets will be folded and trimmed after they are printed.The finished size will be 8.5″ x 11″.
Printing multiple pages on large sheets speeds up the printing process, simplifies the binding operation, and reduces the amount of paper waste. We offer either gloss or matte finish.
We offer a physical proof that is overnighted to you so you can make sure that the pagination and color are correct. We need your files in a pdf format.
Following are prices for quantities of up to 4,500 and 48 pages. We can do a higher quantity and more pages – up to 96 pages!
The pricing is for self-cover booklets — where the cover pages are printed on the same paper as the inside. Again, if you need a cover that is separate, please contact us for a quote.
Saddle-Stitched Booklets: An Ideal Way of Binding Small Booklets
Saddle-stitched binding is among the easiest and most common methods of booklet binding. It is a soft type of binding which uses staples on the seam or spine of a book or a booklet where it folds.
It is ideal for binding smaller booklets that are under 100 pages.
Why is it called Saddle Stitching?
Saddle Stitching may sound like it came from an old western movie. To shed some light on this odd name let’s start with separating the two terms; saddle and stitching.
In print lingo, stitching means the book binding process where wire staples are placed through sheets of paper. For saddle, the term is basically coined from the look that the collated sheets have when draped over a saddle-like apparatus during the stitching process.
Pages Must Be in Multiples of Four
Saddle-stitched booklets are constructed of folded sheets. As such, each folded sheet joined within the finished booklet will form four pages of the booklet. This means the page count of every saddle-stitched booklet must always be a multiple of four (4).
It is not possible to create a 7-page, 10-page, or 25-page saddle-stitched booklet. All saddle-stitched booklets must contain 4 pages, 8 pages, 12 pages, 16 pages, 20 pages, 24 pages and so on. Even if a page in the booklet is blank, it still counts as a page.
Submitting your files
We request that submit a file that contains individual pages, presented one after the other, in the exact order they will appear in the finished booklet.
If your saddle-stitched book is 32 pages in length, create one file containing all 32 pages…don’t submit 32 files with each file containing a single page. Also, be sure your file includes every page in the book.
Even if some pages are completely blank, it is important that they appear in the file to ensure all of the pages get placed in the proper order.
We offer a FREE physical proof that is overnighted to you to make sure that the pagination is correct. We can help with your files.
Although we require PDFs for printing, our graphic designers can help you set up the files. There will be an extra hourly charge for this service.
We look forward to working with you.
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