Saddle Stitch Booklets

Turn your visions into beautifully crafted saddle stitch booklets with a trusted printing company like U.S. Press. With over 40 years of industry expertise printing saddle stitch booklets, we've earned the trust of countless businesses who return year after year for our exceptional service and expertise. When you embark on a saddle stitch booklet printing project with us, you're not just choosing a printer; you're choosing a partner committed to ensuring your booklets are a resounding success.

Size: 5.5" x 8.5" or 8.5" x 11" (For different sizes, please request a quote here)

Inside Paper: 60# Uncoated Text, 70# Gloss Text, 80# Gloss Text, 80# Matte Text, 100# Gloss Text, or 100# Matte Text

Cover Paper: 80#, 100# Gloss or Matte Coated Cover

Printing: Full Color Throughout (4/4)

Mailing: Addressing, Prep, and Mail (Optional)

Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred

Choose Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing For Your Business

Saddle stitched booklets are the most popular option for small booklet and catalog printing. Printing saddle stitch books is a sophisticated and cost-effective binding method that enhances the presentation of your documents. It's an ideal choice for businesses looking to convey their message effectively, especially when dealing with publications under 100 pages.

Additionally, saddle stitch printing is a budget-friendly option without compromising on quality. It's particularly advantageous for marketing materials, product catalogs, manuals, brochures, and more. One key advantage is the ability to print saddle stitch books in increments of four pages, which aligns with the folded sheets' format. This means you can easily customize the length of your booklet to suit your content without excessive waste.

We offer a variety of paper stock and finishing options for your saddle stitch booklets. You can choose from different paper types, weights, and coatings to tailor the look and feel of your booklets to align with your brand's identity.

Whether it's for marketing, informational, or promotional purposes, saddle stitch books are a valuable asset in your business's arsenal for effective communication and branding.

If you need any help or have any questions, contact us online or give our printing experts a call at 800-227-7377 and they will happily guide you through the ordering process. Choose U.S. Press for all your saddle stitch booklet printing needs.

Need Mail Services for Your Saddle Stitch Booklets?

If you're looking to mail your saddle stitch booklets and catalogs, we can handle that, too. Every day, we complete the mailing of catalogs for our customers. Our services include mail list processing, addressing, sorting, bundling, and delivery to USPS. To add mail services to your saddle stitch printing order, simply select the mail service option on our quick pricing calculator.

After you place your order for saddle stitch books online, you will receive an email asking you to upload your mail list. At that time, our team will process your mail list to determine a final mailable count of addresses as well as the postage cost. Postage is an additional cost determined by standard USPS rates and will be invoiced separately from your online print order. If you have any questions about saddle stitch magazine and booklet mailing services, please give us a call at 800-227-7377.

Direct Mail Services For Saddle Stitch Booklets

Delight Your Customers With Beautifully Printed Saddle Stitch Booklets

When it comes to creating impactful marketing materials and informative guides, beautifully printed saddle stitched booklets are your secret weapon. Our saddle stitch booklet printing service offers businesses a versatile canvas to convey their message with finesse.

Use saddle stitch printing for crafting manuals and catalogs that showcase your products and services in the best light. Impress and inform your audience with our array of options, from glossy or matte paper stocks to various sizes and finishes.

Our saddle stitch booklet printing for businesses offer a polished and sleek appearance, making your materials look both professional and engaging. This is crucial for leaving a positive impression on clients, partners, or readers. Whether you're looking to produce informational booklets or promote your latest products, our saddle stitch booklets offer endless possibilities.

Saddle Stitch Booklets FAQ

What is saddle stitch binding?

Saddle stitching binding is a popular method frequently used in booklet and catalog printing. It involves securing the pages together by inserting staples into the spine or fold of the booklet. This method is especially well-suited for publications with fewer than 72 pages.

In the saddle stitch booklet printing process, large sheets of paper are folded in half before being bound together by staples. For instance, an 8.5” x 11” finished booklet starts as 17” x 11" size sheets that are folded to the final size. Each sheet of paper folded in half creates four sides, or pages, within the booklet.

Saddle stitched booklets require page counts that are multiples of four because of this folding process, where each "side" constitutes a page. When counting pages, begin with the front cover as page 1, followed by the inside front cover as page 2, and so on until you reach the back cover, which is the final page to include in your count.

Are your saddle stitch booklets printed in full color?

Yes! For over 40 years, we have specialized in creating beautiful full color saddle stitched booklets, which means you can add as many colors as you like without affecting the cost. While our specialty is full color printing, we do offer black ink only as an option through our custom quotes.

What's the difference between each paper stock? What's the best to choose for saddle stitch booklets?

We offer uncoated, gloss, and matte paper stocks for our saddle stitch books. For a shiny appearance, choose one of our gloss stocks. For a flat, matte appearance, choose one of our matte paper stocks. If you would like uncoated paper that you can easily write on, select our 60# uncoated text. 60# uncoated text has a texture similar to copy paper.

Next, decide on the weight of paper you would like. 70# text paper is very lightweight and cost-effective. 80# text paper is a lightweight option and is great for a wide variety of publications including newsletters and saddle stitched booklets that you plan to mail. 100# text paper is a thicker, more premium option. If you'd like to add a thicker cover (rather than self-cover), then you can select either 80# or 100# cover which will give your booklets a more upscale feel and will add a protective cover to your booklet.

Can you make saddle stitch magazines?

Yes, we can print saddle stitch magazines if they are under 72 pages. If you're printing a larger publication, we recommend checking out our perfect bound booklets which are best for thicker books with higher page counts.

What's the most common saddle stitch booklet size?

The most popular booklet sizes are 5.5" x 8.5" and 8.5" x 11". These sizes correspond to a standard half-sheet and full-sheet size of paper. Although these are the most standard, other sizes are available. If you're looking for a different size, please request a quote.

Do you offer custom sized saddle stitch books and catalogs?

Yes, we do. While 8.5” x 11” and 5.5” x 8.5” are the two most popular sizes for printing saddle stitch booklets, we can print a wide range of sizes that suits your particular design. If you're looking for a different size than our 8.5” x 11” or 5.5” x 8.5” options, please contact us to request a custom quote.

Which page count is best for saddle stitch booklet?

You can saddle stitch booklets between 8 pages and 72 pages. We recommend booklets with more than 72 pages to be bound via another binding method, such as perfect binding.

What are the most common page counts for saddle stitch books?

It depends on the type of project that's being produced. Our customers that are using saddle stitch booklets to create a brochure-style pamphlet usually choose either an 8 page or 16 page option as this type of project is quicker and easier to design and requires less information. These page counts are also common for booklets that will be mailed as we can soft-fold up to 16 pages so that it mails at the letter rate (rather than flat rate).

For quarterly or seasonal catalogs, a 24 page saddle stitch booklet is a highly popular option. For lengthier catalogs or magazine publications, page counts of 48 and above are most popular.

What does self-cover mean for saddle stitch booklets?

Self-cover simply means that the outside cover of your booklet is the same text weight paper as the inside pages. Because self-cover saddle stitch booklets are printed on the same paper stock (and therefore do not require an additional cover weight setup), they are a great option if you're looking for more affordable booklet printing. Alternatively, if you'd like for the cover of your saddle stitch booklet to be thicker than the inside pages, we offer both 80# cover and 100# cover, in gloss and matte finishes, to provide your booklet with a more premium feel. Selecting a thicker cover adds significant visual appeal to your booklet order, and can add durability to your publication.

Saddle Stitch Booklets

Order Custom Saddle Stitch Booklets Today

As your trusted partner in saddle stitch booklet printing, U.S. Press brings over four decades of expertise to every project. We understand the importance of delivering not just booklets but exceptional marketing and informational tools that captivate your audience. Our commitment to quality, affordability, and customization sets us apart. Whether you're crafting saddle stitch magazines, brochures, catalogs, or company histories, we have the tools and experience to bring your vision to life.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to elevate your brand with beautifully printed saddle stitch booklets. Order today and experience the difference U.S. Press can make for your business. Let's embark on this creative journey together, where your success is our top priority. Place your order above to get started, or reach out to our dedicated team at 800-227-7377 for personalized assistance. Your story deserves to be told beautifully, and U.S. Press is here to make that happen.

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60# Uncoated Text: High quality, light text weight paper stock that is uncoated (similar to copy paper texture).
70# Gloss Text: High quality, light text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
80# Gloss Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
80# Matte Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a satiny, matte finish on both sides.
100# Gloss Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
100# Matte Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a satiny, matte finish on both sides.
80# Gloss Cover: High quality, medium weight cover stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
80# Matte Cover: High quality, medium weight cover stock with a satiny, dull finish on both sides.
100# Gloss Cover: High quality, heavy weight cover stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
100# Matte Cover: High quality, heavy weight cover stock with a satiny, dull finish on both sides.

Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece

Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides

Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins

Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality

File Type: PDFs are preferred

Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page by clicking "Upload Your File & Order Now". Or, if you prefer to send your files a different way, you can send files here.

If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at

Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality. They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Most proofs are sent within 1 business day of order placement; more complex art files can sometimes take longer. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.

Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.

Shipping Transit Time: Once production is complete, your order will ship out via the shipping method you select at checkout. All of our orders ship from our location in Valdosta, Georgia. The transit map below shows expected transit time from our plant in Valdosta to your location based on FedEx Ground shipping. Alternatively, you can select an expedited shipping method (FedEx Express Saver - 3 business day transit), FedEx 2nd Day Air (2 business day transit), or FedEx Overnight Standard (1 business day transit).

Save time by using our guideline templates. Our templates have been set up with proper bleeds and margins, assuring your print job turns out accurate. To download, select a saddle stitch booklet size and file type below.

How to Start Your Direct Mail Booklet Campaign with U.S. Press

Select Your Booklet Details

Start by choosing your booklet size, page count, and paper with our instant calculator above. Next, answer the questions above about leftover booklets, duplicate removal, and NCOA forwarding.

Get an Instant Price

Once you have configured your booklet product, our calculator will display an instant price on our printing and mail services. Note: Postage is additional from the above pricing and will be invoiced separately after list processing.

Upload Your Artwork and Complete Checkout

Upload your artwork then breeze through checkout. Since we’re mailing your pieces for you, select “Mailing Services” under shipping options to avoid a shipping fee.

Send Us Your Mail List

After checkout, you'll receive a link to upload your mail list. We will then process your mail list to determine the final quantity and postage cost.

Pay for Postage

Once your list has been processed, we will send you an invoice for the postage total. Postage must be paid three days prior to your mail drop date.

We'll Handle the Rest

We’ll print, address, prep, bundle, and deliver your pieces to USPS for you. So sit back, relax, and watch your sales grow!

Postage Costs

Postage is an additional cost to your printing subtotal and is dependent on the finished size and weight of your booklet, the mail class you select, as well as the specific addresses on your mail list. Your exact postage cost is determined at list processing after you place your online order and will be invoiced separately. Postage must be paid three days prior to your mail drop date.

Need a postage estimate prior to placing your booklet order? Please contact us at 800-227-7377 and we will be happy to assist you.