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Ideal for smaller magazines and booklets, saddle-stitching involves inserting staples into the spine of a booklet. Use saddle-stitch booklets for manuals and catalogs, provide customers with informational booklets, or even tell the story of your company’s history. Your options with saddle-stitched booklets are endless.
For 38 years, U.S. Press has offered high quality booklet printing at an affordable cost. Customers turn to us year after year for our expertise and world class service. When you begin a booklet printing project with us, we'll assist you every step of the way to make sure your booklets are a huge success.
If you're looking to mail your booklets and catalogs, we can handle that, too. Each and every day, we complete the mailing of catalogs for our customers by processing their mail list, addressing their catalogs, sorting, bundling, and delivering them to the USPS. To add mail services to your booklets, simply select the Inkjet and Mail Prep option on our pricing calculator. Postage is additional and will be determined upon receipt of your mail list in order to provide you with the lowest postage cost possible. If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our print experts about catalog and booklet mailings, please give us a call at 800-227-7377.
Need booklets with more than 24 pages? Check out our saddle stitch booklets: 28-68 pages or our perfect bound books.
Size: 8.5" x 11" or 5.5" x 8.5" Paper: 70#, 80#, 100# Dull or Gloss Coated Text Book Cover: 80#, 100# Gloss Coated Cover Ink: Full Color Drilling: Three Hole (Optional) Options: Soft Fold up to 16 Pages Text Only (Optional) Mailing: Adressing, Prep, and Mail (Optional) Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred
Size: 8.5" x 11" or 5.5" x 8.5"
Paper: 70#, 80#, 100# Dull or Gloss Coated Text
Book Cover: 80#, 100# Gloss Coated Cover
Ink: Full Color
Drilling: Three Hole (Optional)
Options: Soft Fold up to 16 Pages Text Only (Optional)
Mailing: Adressing, Prep, and Mail (Optional)
Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred
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# Dull/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# Dull/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.100# Gloss Cover: High quality, heavy weight cover stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
Basic layout and print file guidelines: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, or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
1. What’s the difference between each paper stock? What's the best to choose?We offer both gloss and dull paper stocks. If you're looking for a shiny appearance, choose one of our gloss stocks. If you're looking for more of a flat, matte appearance, choose one of our dull/velvet paper stocks.Next, decide on the weight of paper you would like. 70# text paper is a very lightweight option and is a good option for newsletters and booklets that mail. 80# and 100# text paper stocks are slightly thicker, with 100# text being a 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. 2. What does self-cover mean? What is a heavy cover?Self-cover simply means that the outside cover is the same text weight paper as the inside pages. A heavy cover is an additional cover (adds 4 pages to your booklet) that is printed on premium cardstock, which gives your booklets a durable, luxurious feel.3. What is saddle stitching?Saddle stitching is a type of binding that involves inserting staples into the spine of the book. It's a popular option for booklets, magazines, and publications less than 100 pages. 3. Is saddle stitching good for magazine publications?Saddle stitching is a great option if your magazine is under 100 pages. If you're printing a larger publication, we recommend checking out our perfect bound booklets, which involve perfect binding instead.