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Saddle stitch booklets are extraordinarily versatile and economical. Precisely cut and folded, saddle stitching provides a clean and crisp finish that will impress. Fast turnarounds, no minimums, and plenty of customization options, it’s no wonder that this is one of our most popular binding options.
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Order Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing and Binding

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. Saddle-stitching is also 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. 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.

Product Features

  • 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.
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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.
    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.


    Why Should You Order Magazine 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.

    Reach your audience

    Finding new ways to break through to your target audience is essential for any business.

    But with online marketing becoming crowded, savvy companies must be willing to look to more traditional advertising and engagement methods that can still be incredibly effective today.

    One such approach is to use print magazine marketing to promote your business. This can help you reach a broader set of customers at a relatively affordable cost.

    But how can you get started with magazine printing?

    Let’s go over the most important aspects you must consider below.

    Unlimited sales possibilities

    When considering cheap magazine printing services, you need to figure out the exact purpose of your campaign.

    But how can you use a print magazine to grow your business?

    Well, the versatility and appeal of the magazine format provide countless opportunities to position your brand and promote products.

    By combining engaging storytelling, beautiful images, and persuasive messages with a selection of your products and well-placed ads, you can create a custom magazine that’s fully branded for your company while remaining genuinely entertaining and interesting for your audience.

    You can also use the magazine format to produce beautiful and engaging reports about your business, which will have a much higher chance of getting read and having an impact.

    Finally, you can use print magazines to showcase your product selection and get an instant uptick in sales.

    The benefits of a print magazine

    With so many online marketing avenues that are available today, you might be wondering – why should pursue the services of magazine printers for your business?

    Magazine printing services are on the rise, and for a good reason.

    In a time when online marketing is becoming increasingly saturated, and the cost of running campaigns keep rising, using low-cost magazine printing services such as the ones offered by Printivity makes more sense than ever before.

    For a reasonably small budget, you can produce and distribute hundreds or even thousands of custom magazine issues that educate your audience, promote your brand, showcase your products, and attract customers that you couldn’t reach any other way.

    What’s more, having your own magazine instantly differentiates you from your competitors, as there is a perception of quality and professionalism that comes with print media that you simply can’t achieve online.

    Because of this perceived quality, people are much more likely to engage and read your messages than they would if you publish the same information online.

    Design tips for your magazine

    Print magazines are an incredibly powerful medium that can help your company achieve tremendous results. But for the campaign to be effective, you must follow the best practices of the industry when designing the magazines and putting them together.

    First off, since the magazine is such a visually-driven form of print media, you should carefully consider what type of cover would have the biggest impact.

    Your magazine will be competing with other publications, so you must find a way for your cover design to stand out. Even with short-run magazine printing, the cover might be the biggest differentiating factor between success and failure.

    If the magazine is going to be longer, make it easy to navigate using a contents page, which can also help you direct the reader’s attention to the sections that are the most relevant to him or her.

    Finally, even though you’re trying to get the most out of the space that you have, avoid overcrowding the magazine and leave white space to make the design more fluid and the reading experience more enjoyable.

    Types of Print Magazines Offered by Printivity

    At Printivity, we understand that our clients have unique needs, so we offer a wide range of options that are suitable in different situations.

    We offer cheap magazine printing

    Printivity has the best prices online for cheap magazine printing. We print and bind all of our magazines 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 magazine 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 magazine printing for your unique print project

    We’re great at helping customers with their custom magazine printing projects. For magazine sizes, we offer a variety of sizes from 4.75x4.75 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.

    Multiple magazine binding options

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

    Finally, at Printivity, you can order your print magazine online without having to go to a physical location – just input your order, and we’ll deliver the entire batch to your location.


    When looking to publish a magazine, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. That’s why at Printivity, we try to get to know each customer’s needs and offer helpful suggestions about the best course of action.

    If you have any questions or want advice, feel free to call us at 1-877-649-5463 or fill out our contact form. We’ll get back to you with all the information that you need.

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