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Saddle Stitch Booklets / Stapled Booklet Printing

Stapled booklets are a cheap but durable way to bind your pages.

If you want to print booklets that look great and cost as little as possible, we recommend saddle stitch book printing (stapled booklets). This method is unique among our other book binding options. Our prepress agents sequence your pages to print 2-up on each side of a sheet. As the sheets print, our stapling finisher folds each sheet in half and staples the stacked sheets in the correct reading sequence. The staples go through the fold, or saddle, hence the term saddle stitch booklet printing.

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, then order on the 4-Page Half-Fold Newsletters product page.

The low cost and simple elegance of saddle stitch booklets make them a great binding choice for catalogs, event programs, playbills, sewing guides, student publications, newsletters, product brochures/sell sheets and much more. If you're looking to improve 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.

On that note, consider whether your stapled booklets (or just your covers) will look best with a Bleed, where printing extends to the edge of the page. If so, make sure to choose "Bleeds - Yes" and setup your bleed content according to our specifications.

Saddle Stitch Booklet Design Tip:

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 re-sequence each single page so that it reads in the right order after folding and stapling. Spreads will not let us do that.

If you have any questions about saddle stitch booklet printing, including setting up your files for stapled booklets, please feel free to call or email.

"I have to admit - I was EXTREMELY nervous using - I had never known your company existed before, and my very first order was pretty complicated and I needed it in less than one week...I had a lot of people relying on the shipment arriving in time - not to mention a potentially embarrassing situation...but I could not pass up your pricing to I decided to use your service. The order is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT...all my instructions were followed to the letter...the package was delivered the day it was promised and packaged so very carefully, and the stapled booklets are absolutely beautiful. I wish to say a special thank you for taking the extra care to manipulate the PDF files as I requested to re-arrange the first few pages and insert the special copyright permission letter. You have not only won me over, but I will continue to use your service from now on - not only have you given me confidence with your abilities, but you have demonstrated that you're willing to take extra care with special and complicated jobs. Oh - and there's the pricing - I still can't believe you were able to do this order for the price I paid - and for a non-profit, you know that's critical! THANK YOU!!!"Joseph S. - IN

"I ordered a scrapbook and I am extremely pleased with the product. The color and print quality of the photos on the pages are very sharp, and the paper is thick and durable. I was super excited to receive my order! Thank you for helping me preserve and share memories in such a durable, tangible, and aesthetically pleasing way!"Rose J. - NY

"Our booklets look wonderful, thank you so much for the quick and beautiful printing services! And your customer service is great, too. We will definitely be using you guys again next year"Christine L. - MI

"This is the eighth year our band has used Docucopies to print our annual show concert program booklet. Every time the quality of product, customer support, and turnaround time has been excellent. I know I can wait for last minute ads because I'm not worried that we won't get the booklets in time. I can't find a local printer that would even come close to your prices."George W. - NJ

"This is the second year I have used to create program booklets for my scholarship program. I am completely satisfied with the high-quality and low-cost products! I will definitely refer all my friends and colleagues to your site and I will absolutely use your site again next year! Thank you! Also, I worked with Ashlee via email before placing my order and she was extremely friendly and helpful."Mandi S.

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