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Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing

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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 Booklet Types

Binding Types

Saddle Stitch Book printing
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...
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File Specifications

Most Popular Paper

paper thickness

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover vs Self-Cover

Perfect Bound Book printing
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.
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Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

Spiral Bound Book printing
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.
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

Wire-O Bound Book printing
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.
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

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!

ConferenceBooklet

Conference Booklet

Organize and display your speakers or provide a map of the conference hall.

Informational

Informational Booklet

Provide an informational booklet for your customers to educate them about processes.

PortfolioBooklet

Portfolio Booklet

Show your work with a portfolio book! Include work samples, customer reviews, and more!

Program Booklet

Program Booklet

Give an overview of your theater production, recital, or dance production with a booklet!

Photo Booklet

Photo Booklet

Show off your photography skills with a collection of your favorite photos in a photo booklet.

Hospitality-and-Travel Booklet

Travel Booklet

Chronical your favorite vacation memories in a travel booklet or use a booklet to advertise trips.

Wedding-Invite-Booklet

Wedding Invite Booklet

Need a creative way to invite your guests to your wedding? Create a professional wedding invite booklet.

Recipe Booklet

Recipe 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!

Benefits

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.

Page Count

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

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

Page Count

Color

Save your PDF in CMYK. Learn More

Color for Printed Books

Resolution

PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More

Image Resolution

Bleeds

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

Bleed for Printing

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.

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 , Full Color, (4/4) printed and delivered to your doorstep in 4-11 business days with our Wait & Save Production Time option for only $521.42 ($5.21 each) or 1000 copies for only $2,586.99 ($2.59 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

Size/Qty 100 1000 5000 10000 20000
8.5 x 11 $5.21 each
$521.42 total
$2.59 each
$2,586.99 total
$1.33 each
$6,670.50 total
$1.15 each
$11,462.66 total
$1.01 each
$20,298.17 total
5.5 x 8.5 $3.17 each
$316.82 total
$1.63 each
$1,634.09 total
$0.81 each
$4,042.65 total
$0.68 each
$6,767.25 total
$0.61 each
$12,194.18 total
6 x 9 $3.44 each
$344.38 total
$1.75 each
$1,754.42 total
$0.84 each
$4,202.76 total
$0.69 each
$6,855.93 total
$0.61 each
$12,205.30 total

• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

*Prices are subject to change/shipping NOT included. Learn More

How to Print a Saddle Stitch Booklet in 7 Easy & Affordable Steps

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Gather all of your saddle stitch project’s content and images.
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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.
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Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
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Order & Upload your print-ready PDF.
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We will then run your files through our 43 point checklist and send you a PDF or Hard Copy Proof for you to approve or reject.
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When approved, we will schedule and print your saddle-stitched book with a softcover that is thicker and more durable than the inside pages.
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Your saddle stitch book will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute your booklets.
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The Programs for our event were perfect! The quality was great and the order process was super simple. Will definitely use Printingcenterusa.com again.
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Overall the print was good- unfortunately we did have some areas where the color of the text shift from the placement of text.
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You guys are awesome. Top quality, and reliable about timing. Thanks!
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Superd quality professional finish. What I have come to expect from printingcenterusa
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Nice print quality with great pricing, and fast turnaround. I will order from your company again. Suggestion: Please use plain tape for box sealing. ** As a trade printer, to have your website name on the box sealing tape does not look good. We had to throw away the original box and use a new box when our clients pick up their orders. Thank you so much. Jeff
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The printed booklets are fantastic. The gloss cover paper is a tactile treat; the colors are beautiful; and the job was delivered a little bit early, easing everyone's fears about making our deadline. The club is blown away. We'll be back. Thank you, thank you!
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I trusted them with my wedding programs and the printing exceeded my expectations. The customer service was amazing, and they were so patient with my questions. This level of quality and service at the price points they have made me a customer for life. I've already told several people about my great experience and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great printer. Thank you so much!
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Loved how they turned out, honored to be working with you!
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It was really good. Great quality and cost efficient.
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The printing quality is exceptional! The service you provide is the best! We received our order in time for our event. Your staff is exceptional!
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Can someone get back to me? Had a strange email from your staff, been puzzled what to do about it. The job is C3 De-escalation booklets. Thanks
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My student organization used PrintingCenterUSA to print our literary/art booklets for an art showcase event and quite honestly we could not have asked for better printing experience. The page cutting was aligned perfectly with our images with none falling into the middle seam, the color and inking quality is incredible, the shipping time came a day in advance, and the customer service was quick, responsive, and diligent in answering our questions. We are planning to use PrintingCenter again to print a magazine project and for our future art showcase events.
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They were very helpful answering my questions along the way and the booklets came on time and professional quality! Would definitely use them again!
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I had a few hiccups with my order, but the people at Printing Center USA were there to help me every step along the way. In this crazy world, only CUSTOMER SERVICE separates one company from the rest. I will certainly remain a loyal customer to this business!
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A bit chaotic with all the emails, but it was timely, and accurate! Will use again.
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Professional, prompt service. The booklets look and feel great!
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It looked just like it did on my computer, including all the images. Everyone who has received one has been very impressed, it looks well done and professional. The paper weight and quality is just right and it arrived in a timely manner.
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Customer service was very helpful with making our booklets look really gorgeous. Also helped me select the right paper finish for our project.
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The booklets were of excellent quality and arrived quickly. Thank you!
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