Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing

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Build a booklet that will turn heads—and keep your customers turning pages. Saddle stitch binding lets you create professional, customizable pieces without breaking the bank, so your product will always feel on point and on brand.
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Order Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing and Binding

  • Long sheets of paper are folded in half and stapled in the middle to create your booklet
  • Two 24-gauge steel wire staples create a hard-working bind
  • Saddle stitched booklets are highly versatile, featuring a broad selection of paper and finishing options
  • Saddle stitching offers a high-quality look and feel with budget-friendly customization
  • Saddle stitching is great for projects 64 pages or less—giving the thinnest books a substantial feel

Why Printivity

Saddle stitch booklet printing: Versatile and affordable booklets

It’s taken late nights. Countless drafts. Endless edits. But after all the hours you invested, you’re finally ready to transform your hard work into a printed booklet. And whether it’s a sales packet, an informational brochure, or a product catalogue, our versatile, affordable saddle-stitch binding services deliver only the highest quality for your project—to reflect the same caliber of the work you put into it.

Design? Done.

You don’t have to be a Photoshop master to create a million-dollar booklet design. At Printivity, we put our expertise to work for you—providing guidance on visuals to elevate your business.

Check, check, and check again

At Printivity, we never blindly press the “print” button. Instead, we take the time to review your files and create a digital proof that works for you. And if we think there’s another option that’s better for your order, we’ll let you know—without delaying final delivery.

Our service promise

Our policy is simple: we guarantee that your project will meet your expectations. If not, we’ll reprint it for free or give you a full refund. For more details, check out our terms and conditions.

Template & Specs

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Quick specs
  • Preferred File Format: PDF.
  • Accepted File Formats: DOC, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF, AI, PSD, PUB, PPT.
  • Resolution: 300 DPI.
  • Color Space: We prefer CMYK (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black). If you use RGB, the colors on the print may turn out, in some cases, different than what you're expecting.
  • Fonts: Please flatten your documents before sending your file. If you use a special font which our system can not recognize, the document will replace your font with another font in our system.

  • Need help? Contact us or visit our help center.

    FAQ

    Why is this binding called “saddle-stitching” if it uses staples?
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    The term “saddle-stitching” comes from the way the booklet is bound. During production, the pages of the booklet are placed over a device that looks like a saddle. The name stuck—and today, any bookbinding process that uses wire staples is usually called saddle-stitching.

    What’s the difference between saddle-stitch and perfect bound booklets?
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    Saddle-stitch binding uses two staples to hold the book together, while perfect bound books use glue.

    Why can saddle-stitch booklets only be ordered in four-page increments?
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    Saddle-stitch booklets are printed on long sheets of paper that are folded and stapled in the middle. So for every long paper used in the process, four pages are created in the final booklet—with the original sheet folded into two halves and each of those halves having two sides.

    This means that adding or removing a single long sheet will increase or decrease your page count by four. If your booklet has a page count that is not a multiple of four, we can integrate blank pages in the front or back of your design to make it bindable.

    How many pages can a saddle-stitch booklet have?
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    Saddle stitching works best for booklets with 64 pages or less, giving even the thinnest ones a more substantial feel. However, if your book has more than 64 pages, it may not lie flat and could require more than the typical two staples used in binding.

    What booklet dimensions work best with saddle-stitch binding?
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    Saddle-stitch binding can be used for booklets of nearly any size—from mini to oversized and everything in between. This binding can also accommodate multiple layout orientations, including portrait, landscape, and square.

    What is the best type of paper for saddle-stitched binding?
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    Saddle stitching works well with many different paper types and finishes—from soft-touch lamination for a more professional feel to standard options if you just need something practical. Regardless, you can splurge on higher-quality paper, but still save thanks to the low costs of the binding itself.

    Is it possible to print on the spine of a saddle-stitched booklet?
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    Nope—the spines on a saddle-stitched book are not flat, so printing on them isn’t possible. If you do want to print on your booklet’s spine, consider our perfect bound books or our PUR perfect bound books.

    When will I receive my saddle-stitched booklets?
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    Delivery dates vary depending on the quantity and page count of your order, but our standard turnaround time is typically 4 days.

    For faster turnarounds, select a delivery date in your cart.

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    Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing

    It’s more than a booklet. And after the late nights and endless revisions, you got there. Your sales presentation, investor pitch, product brochure — and anything else you need to share with an audience — is ready to become a booklet. With so many binding options to choose from, how do you know which is right for your project?

    Saddle stitch binding might be your answer. Offering a premium look and feel at an accessible price point, saddle stitch booklets is an easy way to transform a basic print project into an original, high-end presentation.

    Why staple booklet printing might be the option for you

    Affordable and polished, saddle stitch binding uses two steel staples to bind your pages together. With Printivity’s fast turnarounds and overnight saddle stitch printing options, it’s of our most popular binding options.

    Perfect for shorter page counts. With a minimum of 4 pages and maximum of 64 pages, saddle stitched printing is the perfect options for small to medium sized booklets.

    Dress up your saddle stitch booklet with finishing options like lamination. Glossy and shiny. Smooth and elegant. Tactile and classy. We have options for all. Check out gloss, matte, and soft-touch lamination to get an instant quote.

    Handing out these booklets to your readers? Add shrink wrapping or poly bagging to your saddle stitched book to add protection and elevate your product packaging.

    Ordering saddle stitched booklets from Printivity

    You’ve done the hard work. Designing your saddle stitch printing project look days, weeks, if not months. Now, it’s time to bring that product to life. It’s helpful to have a vision for the product, to think about your reader, and the impression you want to give. Are you presenting a lot of images or do you care more about writability for your saddle stitched booklet?

    Select your options in the instant quoter and add your saddle stitch booklets to your cart. Directly from the cart, you can select your delivery date, edit your product details, and upload files.

    Input the shipping ZIP code and select a delivery date on the calendar. Need your saddle stitch booklet faster? Simply select a date on the calendar, or if there’s an unavailable date contact us and we’ll be able to handle request.

    Now you’re ready to upload your files, but don’t worry we’ll check over your files before we start production. Click on the upload button - this process may take a few minutes, depending on the size and number of files you upload.

    Finished uploading? Great – to finish the checkout process, input your delivery and payment information on our secure, encrypted checkout page. After that, you’re done. Our file experts will check your saddle stitching booklet files and send a digital proof to your inbox within 2 business days. Happy with the digital proof? Accept your proof and we’ll push your order into production. Want to make some last-minute changes? No problem, you can reject your proof and submit new files.

    And you’re done. You’ll get your order by your selected delivery date, guaranteed.

    Saddle stitched print and mailing services

    Address verification. Mailing lists. CASS-certification. Mail sorting. Mailing booklets can be a headache. We can help.

    Send a mailing list and design files, we’ll print and mail your booklets to your audience. Our mailing experts will take care of all the verification and post office hassle. We’ll get you the best postage prices in the country. We verify your mailing list, certify addresses, and presort your booklets to get the best postage discounts, which are all passed on to you. Contact us for more information.

    Drop shipping and blind shipping on saddle stitch

    Send your customers print products with your own brand and business name. When you’re ready to checkout, simply mention drop or blind shipping in the comments section on the Checkout page. Your business information and address will be on the shipping label and we’ll remove all Printivity branding from the packaging. Just to be sure, we’ll confirm your request.

    Get a feel for Printivity’s quality with hardcopy proofs

    Unsure about paper or binding? Place an order of 1 and we will process and ship your order. Or, we can mail a sample book, contact us for more details.

    Get 20% off your first order.We'll send info on exclusive promotions, product launches, and much more.
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