Saddle Stitch Booklets: Cheap, Attractive Staple Binding.
Stapled booklets offer a low-cost, high-impact product that looks and feels very professional. Stapled booklets (also called saddle stitch booklets) are distinct from our other book binding options. Pages are arranged and printed 2-up on each side of a sheet. As the pages print, each sheet is folded in half and nested so that the pages read in the correct sequence. The booklets are then stapled and the edges are trimmed evenly by the finisher. The staples go through the fold, or saddle, hence the term saddle stitch booklet binding.
The low cost and simple elegance of stapled booklets make them a great choice for magazines, event programs, team memory books, playbills, business reports, student publications and more.
Because each sheet creates 4 pages in your finished booklet, page counts must go in multiples of 4. If you meant to order 1 sheet folded in half to make 4 pages, order this on the 4-Page Half-Fold Newsletters product page instead.
Mail Books in Padded Envelopes
- Price out the printing as normal
- Select Bulk Mailing - Ship in Padded Envelopes
- Upload your Excel or CSV file with your artwork
Saddle Stitch Booklet Design Tips:
Please setup your files 1-printed-page per page in your file, not as reader spreads (where two pages appear side by side). We will automatically sequence each page so that booklets read in the right order. Reader spreads will not let us do that and will resulting in printing booklet pages out of order. If your pages are already arranged correctly in booklet spreads, we can print these but do not recommend setting up your spreads manually.
Print on Gloss for Best Print Quality
Do not set your pages up as spreads.
Results in booklet printing in wrong sequence.
Set them up as single pages instead.
We will auto-sequence booklet for print.
If you're looking to upgrade the quality while keeping costs low, try adding a glossy cardstock cover for an extra boost of professionalism. Because unfortunately, many readers still tend to judge a book by its cover. For full color booklets with a lot of graphics, consider using the 32/80# Text Gloss for the inside.
Do you need printing to go to the edge, leaving no margin? If so, make sure to choose "Bleeds - Yes" and setup your bleed content according to our specifications.
If you have any questions about saddle stitch binding, including setting up your files for stapled booklets, please feel free to call or email.
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