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.