Saddle stitch and stapled booklet and book printing offers the quickest turnaround time and is the most popular, inexpensive to make, yet professional form of binding. This allows us to print and deliver your medical, travel, retail, or architecture booklet as fast as 3-4 days from proof approval. We accept your print-ready PDF files or offer our easy to use photo booklet maker. Satisfaction Guarantee!
Saddle stitch is basically single sheets of paper, printed on both sides, collated in page number order, folded in half, then stapled through the fold with staples made of thin wire securing the sheets together and then trim the 3 sides to the desired finished size...
Perfect binding booklet printing is single sheets (text weight) paper printed on both sides and collated in page number order, one on top of the other, and gathered into a book block. The spine edge is ground off. The softcover (a thicker cardstock) is placed over and around the book block (interior pages) and attached by the application of a strong yet flexible PUR glue along the binding edge, creating a professional looking square spine that can be printed on.
Spiral Binding is more durable than wire-o binding but does not have the professional look of a wire-o bound book. A spiral bound book uses a durable plastic coil which makes it an ideal option for spiral book binding that needs to lie flat and can fold or wrap back around themselves (360 degree) and are continually being referred to. The plastic coil allows for frequent use that not damage the book binding coil. Spiral bound book printing is great for instruction and repair manuals, cookbooks, directories, handbooks, guides, and other reference materials. Spiral binding is excellent for wall calendars and planners can hang flat against the wall.
Wire-O binding is for a more formal use and offers a more professional look than a spiral bound book. A wire-o bound book uses a metal wire. Unlike a perfect bound or saddle-stitched book, the open wire-o bound book will lie flat (180 degrees) for easy reference or they can fold or wrap back around themselves (360 degree) making it easier to handle and lays flat for easy reading while taking up minimal room on a desk or table.
Wire-o binding is an excellent style of binding commonly used for businesses to create professional-looking lay flat documents such as business reports, documents, calendars and other book types. Wire-o binding calendars are one of our most popular products. The pages flip easily and hang flat against the wall. Wall calendars are great for non-profit fundraising programs, promoting business and photography.
Saddle Stitch printing may be used for a variety of purposes, such as self-publishing your own architecture, research, home, auction, fact booklets, and so much more. PrintingCenterUSA produces high-quality saddle stitch bound books with an expert, paperback appearance.
Most Popular Booklet Types
Use some of the most popular types listed below to help you get started with your next project!
Organize and display your speakers or provide a map of the conference hall.
Provide an informational booklet for your customers to educate them about processes.
Show your work with a portfolio book! Include work samples, customer reviews, and more!
Give an overview of your theater printing, recital, or dance printing with a booklet!
Show off your photography skills with a collection of your favorite photos in a photo booklet.
Chronical your favorite vacation memories in a travel booklet or use a booklet to advertise trips.
Wedding Invite Booklet
Need a creative way to invite your guests to your wedding? Create a professional wedding invite booklet.
Keep your collection of recipes in a handy recipe booklet, perfect for a gift for relatives.
Saddle Stitch Booklet Ideas & Examples
Let PrintingCenterUSA take your saddle stitch booklet project from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number customers design, mail, and print. Below are ideas, case studies, and examples from real customers to help you get the most out of your next project!
Booklets are simple, fast, and easy! They are a great takeaway for customers and are inexpensive overall to make and distribute. Small, square, or standard, we have the perfect size for your health & fitness, medical, dental, or auction booklet! You can distribute them with mailing or in a hotel lobby, airport, medical clinic, or travel agency. The opportunities are endless with saddle stitch.
We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More
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PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More
Bleed is an extra 1/8” of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printed piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper. Learn More
How to arrange pages for saddle stitch printing?
With the saddle stitch method, the pages of the booklet are printed on large sheets of paper and then folded in half, which is why you must have a page count that is evenly divisible by 4. We can print saddle stitch orders that are 8 - 92 pages. Click Here to learn more about page count for saddle stitch.
Does saddle stitch lay flat?
Saddle stitch bound books and booklets do lay flat. This makes them a great option for projects such as coloring books, as you don’t need to hold them open the entire time. Depending on how many pages you have in your product, there might be a slight “poof” in the center of the pages, but it will still lay flat.
What is saddle stitch booklet printing?
Saddle stitch booklet printing is when four pages are printed onto one sheet of paper (two on the front, two on the back) and then collated in a way that, when folded and stapled through the midline, the pages appear in sequential order. Click here to learn more.
Place and format your content and images into an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator) OR: Use our free online photo book design tool and free downloadable templates to create your catalog.
Can I print crossovers with saddle stitch?
Yes! Saddle stitch binding allows for crossovers to be executed without losing a portion of the image in the binding center, like with perfect bound.
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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Saddle-Stitched Book Printed?
You can get 100 copies of an 8.5” x 11” 36 page self-cover saddle stitch booklet with 100# Gloss Cover and 100# Gloss Text Insides, (4/4) full color printed and delivered to your doorstep in 4-11 business days with our Wait & Save Printing Time option for only $589.52 ($5.90 each) or 1000 copies for only $2,957.59 ($5.90 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.
|8.5 x 11||$5.90 each |
|$2.96 each |
|$1.54 each |
|$1.34 each |
|$1.20 each |
|5.5 x 8.5||$3.68 each |
|$1.86 each |
|$0.92 each |
|$0.78 each |
|$0.71 each |
|6 x 9||$3.99 each |
|$2.00 each |
|$0.96 each |
|$0.79 each |
|$0.71 each |
• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.
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How to Print a Saddle Stitch Booklet in 7 Easy & Affordable Steps
- Gather all of your saddle stitch project’s content and images.
- Place and format your content and images in an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator) OR: Use our online design tool or downloadable templates to create your perfect bound book. Click Here for saddle stitch tips.
- Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
- Upload your print-ready PDF or proceed to checkout through the online designer.
- We will then run your files through our 43-point checklist and send you a PDF proof for you to approve or reject.
- When approved, we will schedule and print your catalogs.
- Your catalogs will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute.
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