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Order Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing and Binding

  • As our most popular binding option, staple binding is loved for its simplicity and professional reading experience.
  • Two staples, made with 24-gauge steel wire, hold the book together to give you a versatile, and economical bind.
  • Choose from endless paper and finishing options that fit your brand.
  • Brilliant, Professional, Economical.

Three things you should know about saddle-stitched binding:

  1. Saddle-stitched can be used for a wide variety of booklets, including programs,
    pamphlets, newsletters, thin magazines and catalogs, wall calendars, comics, direct
    mailers and more.
  2. Saddle-stitching is ideal for short run print projects, one-time events (such as a sporting
    event or fundraiser), and other printed materials that don’t need a long lifespan.
  3. When designing a saddle-stitched booklet, avoid putting text or graphics too close to the
    fold of the book’s spine or near an edge that will be trimmed. Doing so may accidentally
    cut off part of the booklet’s content.

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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. Learn more >
  • 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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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.

    We offer cheap booklet printing

    Printivity has the best prices online for cheap booklet printing. We print and bind all of our booklets at our production facilities located here in the United States. To keep our prices low, we rely on the automation of our production print and bindery equipment to keep efficiencies high and errors low. As one of the largest wholesale booklet printing services online, our volume and scale allow us to pass those savings along to you. We’re confident that you won’t find a better price, but if you do, send us a competitive quote and we’ll meet or beat it.

    Custom booklet printing for your unique project

    We’re great at helping customers with their custom booklet printing projects. For booklet sizes, we offer a variety of sizes from 4.75x4.75 mini booklets to 12x12. We have paper weights as thin as 60# text to as thick as 100# cover and paper types such as uncoated, gloss, and matte. We also offer UV coating, matte lamination, and clear lamination for your covers. In addition, we offer a variety of finishing services such as shrink wrapping, poly bagging, rounded corners, and even three hole punching.

    Great booklet binding selections: saddle stitched, perfect bound, coils

    Booklets can be either saddle stitched, perfect bound, spiral bound, or wire-o bound. Each binding method is unique in price, durability, quality, and presentation. If you need help deciding which binding method is best for your booklet, please contact our customer service team.

    Why Should You Order Booklet Printing Online From Printivity?

    Fast Turnarounds

    We have the fastest turnarounds in the country for online booklet printing. We guarantee our delivery dates and operate our production facilities 24/7. For overnight or same day booklet printing services, please contact customer service at 1-877-649-5463 and ask for “Rush Critical” service.

    High Quality Guaranteed

    We use state-of-the-art printing production presses to ensure that colors are accurate and vibrant. All orders go through our quality control process, and each page is checked before print production. With our satisfaction guarantee, if you’re not satisfied, we’ll fix it, replace it, or refund it.

    Excellent Customer Service

    We’re here to help! If you have any questions on booklet printing, such as which binding method to choose, or what paper types to order, just ask us for help. We’ll also check your file to make sure that it is print ready.

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