Cheap Booklet Printing
Saddle stitch binding gives you a low-cost, high-impact product that looks and feels very professional. Stapled booklet printing is distinct from our other book binding options. The stapling is performed by the finishing unit as the booklets come off the digital press, which reduces the cost compared to other binding types done by hand.
How Are Saddle Stitch Booklets Bound?
- Pages are arranged and printed 2-up on each side of a sheet
- Sheets are folded in half and nested so pages read in the correct sequence
- Booklets are stapled twice on the fold
- Edges are trimmed evenly by the printer's booklet finisher
The staples go through the fold, or saddle, hence the term saddle stitch booklet.
The low cost and simple elegance of stapled booklets make them a great choice for magazines, event programs, team memory books, playbills, business reports, student publications and more.
Saddle Stitch Binding Page Count
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, order this on the 4-Page Half-Fold Newsletters product page instead.
Stapled booklets can accommodate up to 180 pages 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.
Saddle Stitch Book Design Tips
Please setup your files 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.
Results in booklet printing in wrong sequence.
Set them up as single pages instead.
We will auto-sequence booklet for print.
We will automatically sequence each page so that booklets read in the right order. Reader spreads will not let us do that and will result in printing booklet pages out of order. If your pages are already arranged correctly in booklet spreads, we can print these but do not recommend setting up your spreads manually.
Print Booklet Covers in Gloss
Cheap booklet upgrade makes cover art come to life.
If you're looking to upgrade 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. For full color booklets with a lot of graphics, consider using the 32/80# Text Gloss for the inside.
Do you need printing to go to the edge, leaving no margin? If so, make sure to choose "Bleeds - Yes" and setup your bleed content according to our specifications.
If you have any questions about saddle stitch binding, including setting up your files for stapled booklets, please feel free to call or email.