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Professional and budget-friendly, saddle stitch booklets and our most popular binding option, loved for its versatility and easy customization.
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Saddle-Stitched Booklets

Saddle-Stitched Booklets

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Attractive. Affordable. Versatile. Basically everything you want in a booklet. It’s taken late nights and endless revisions, but 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, however, how do you know which is right for your project?

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

Have a shorter page count? Perfect for projects up to 64 pages, saddle stitch binding gives even the thinnest of booklets a substantial look and feel.

Need something that makes a statement or just gets the job done? With options like soft-touch lamination, we’ll help you create a booklet that’s as pleasing to hold as it is to read. Or if you’re after something that’s simply practical, we offer a broad selection of standard paper types and booklet sizes to give you just what you need.

Need help with design? You have other things to do than master Photoshop or learn the quirks of print design. At Printivity, we put our expertise to work for you, helping you with cover designs and page layouts, as well as optimizing your files for print.

There’s no fine print. At Printivity, our customer satisfaction policy is simple: we guarantee your project will arrive both to your exact specifications, and on the date promised. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, we will reprint your project for free or refund your money, guaranteed.

Check, check, and check. Most printers simply press the Print button on your order. Not us. We take the time to check your files and create digital proofs to ensure our work meets your expectations. If we think another option is a better fit for your goals, we’ll consult with you about it, while still guaranteeing your delivery date.

Product Features

  • Saddle-stitching is our most popular binding option, appreciated for its professional reading experience.
  • Two staples made with 24-gauge steel wire hold the book together to give you a versatile, hard-working bind.
  • Get the exact booklet you need with our broad selection of paper and finishing options.
  • Perfect combination of high-quality aesthetics with budget-friendly customization.
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Download a template, drop some artwork on it, and add some text. Our templates have all the information you need to create a print-ready file.
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  • 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 centre.
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    Why is it called saddle-stitching if the binding uses staples?
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    The name refers to the binding process rather than the type of stitching used. The folded pages of the
    booklet are draped over an apparatus that looks like a saddle – hence the name “saddle-stitching.” Any
    bookbinding process that uses wire staples is usually referred to as saddle-stitching.

    What is the difference between saddle-stitch vs perfect bound?
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    Saddle-stitch binding uses two staples to hold the book together, whereas perfect bound books are glue bound.

    Why are the pages only in multiples of 4?
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    Saddle stitch books are stapled in the middle of the book and folded in half. Because of this process, we have to print the books on a longer sheet, so that when they’re folded in half, the folded dimensions will match the final dimension.

    For example, if you ordered an 8.5 x 11” book, we would have to print your books on an 11 x 17” sheet and fold it in half to make your 8.5 x 11” book.

    Since saddle stitch books are folded and stapled with a longer sheet, we can only increase or decrease the page count in multiples of four. If you have and odd-numbered book, we can add blank pages to accommodate your design.

    What is the highest number of pages that can be used with a saddle-stitched binding?
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    Saddle stitching works best for booklets with 64 pages or less. You can have more pages, but the booklet may not lie as flat as you would like. Also, higher page count booklets may require more than two staples, the number used in most saddle-stitched booklets.

    Why use Printivity’s saddle stitch printing service?
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    Every order comes backed with our customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with our quality, we do our best to make it right.

    What is the best type of paper to use with saddle-stitched binding?
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    That’s another advantage of saddle-stitching – it works well with many different paper types and finishes. This allows you to give your booklet a polished, professional look even with saddle-stitch’s low binding costs.

    Can a Saddle-Stitched book allow for printing on its spine?
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    No. the spines on a saddle-stitched book are not flat, which removes the option of including any printing on the spine.

    What size books can be bound with saddle-stitching?
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    Saddle-stitching can be used with almost all size book, from mini-books to oversized and everything in-between. It can also accommodate any layout orientation such as traditional portrait, landscape, or square.

    How soon can I get my saddle stitched booklets?
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    Your exact delivery dates may vary depending on quantity and page count, but in general, you can get your books in your hands within 2 business days.

    Need same day or next day service? Contact us.

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