Printing booklets with staples is cheap and professional.
Saddle-stitch binding folds and staples printed sheets for high-quality, cheap booklet printing.
When you need cheap booklets that still look and feel professional, saddle stitch booklet printing is your best option. This binding method utilizes folding, trimming and staples to create booklets affordably. For this reason, saddle-stitched books are often called stapled booklets.
Saddle stitch binding staples booklet pages twice through the fold.
Saddle stitch book binding is low-cost, high-impact, and perfect for a wide range of professional and creative uses. This makes saddle stitch booklets one of our most popular products.
How does saddle stitch booklet binding work?
- Pages are arranged and printed 2-up on each side of a sheet.
- Sheets are folded in half and nested so that pages read in the correct sequence.
- Saddle-stitch binding unit staples the booklet pages twice on the fold.
- The edges are trimmed evenly, and the booklet comes out finished.
Stapled booklets are perfect for catalogs, magazines, programs, coloring books and more.
Why is printing booklets with staples economical?
Cheap booklets are ideal for high-volume, short-term use materials such as newsletters, brochures, and mailers. There are several reasons we recommend saddle-stitch binding for cheap booklet printing:
Saddle stitch binding is a quick and efficient process, which helps reduce production costs. The booklet finishing unit folds double-wide sheets in half after printing and staples booklet pages along the folded crease. This equates to lower labor and setup costs compared to more complex binding methods, which makes staples the ideal choice for cheap booklet printing.
Printing booklets with staples requires minimal material usage, resulting in reduced costs compared to other book binding services. The reduced material consumption also makes saddle stitch booklets more environmentally friendly than other choices.
Whether you need a small batch or a large volume, saddle-stitch booklet printing is easily scalable. The cost per unit decreases as the quantity increases, allowing you to print cheap booklets in bulk without breaking the bank. This scalability is particularly beneficial for promotional campaigns, trade shows, and seasonal marketing efforts.
Saddle-stitch Binding Page Count
Binding booklets with staples requires page counts in multiples of 4.
This is because saddle stitch booklet pages are folded in half and stapled on the fold. Since each sheet creates 4 pages in a stapled 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.
The staples used in saddlestitch binding can accommodate up to 180 pages (double sided) on 20/50# Bond. The page-count cutoff will lower with each increase in paper weight and thickness. Enter your details on the quote/order form to see options.
Designing Booklets for Print
Booklet print files should not be spreads.
Please setup your files as "stacked pages," or 1-printed-page per page in your file, not as reader spreads (where two pages appear side by side).
Do not set your pages up as spreads.
Pages will fold/staple out of sequence.
Set them up as single pages instead.
We will auto-sequence pages for saddle-stitched binding.
We will automatically sequence each page so that booklets print and read in the right order. Reader spreads will not let us do that and will result in your pages printing out of order. If your pages are already arranged correctly in printer spreads, we can print these but do not recommend setting up your spreads manually.
Cheap booklets don't have to look cheap.
While staples are the most economical booklet binding method, you may want to consider our other book binding options depending on the needs of your project.
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