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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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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 $525.82 ($5.26 each) or 1000 copies for only $2,630.92 ($2.63 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 $5.26 each
$525.82 total
$2.63 each
$2,630.92 total
$1.38 each
$6,911.93 total
$1.19 each
$11,945.51 total
$1.06 each
$21,263.87 total
5.5 x 8.5 $3.19 each
$319.01 total
$1.66 each
$1,656.01 total
$0.83 each
$4,163.08 total
$0.70 each
$7,008.12 total
$0.63 each
$12,675.92 total
6 x 9 $3.47 each
$346.57 total
$1.78 each
$1,776.34 total
$0.86 each
$4,323.20 total
$0.71 each
$7,096.80 total
$0.63 each
$12,687.04 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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Beautiful product. Quality customer service when needed.
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Beautiful Quality, super paper an all around great product.
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The booklet was expertly printed and shipped well within the quoted timeframes. When I needed to contact customer service, they were great to work with and quickly addressed my needs.
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Great booklets, good pricing.
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My go to printer for booklets!!! Easy process to order, quality is always great! Processing times are awesome and never any problems!
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Just another wonderful printing project I had done through the great folks at Printing Center USA! All of our theater program books have been printed by this company for the past several years. The beautiful quality, the on-line ease of ordering and their customer service is all top notch! And, their turn-around time never ceases to amaze me! I look forward to creating magic with you again, soon! Dave Di Pietro - The New Depot Players, Conyers, Georgia
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This has been such an easy and smooth way to order our annual booklet guide. Best pricing and fastest turnaround I could find. Took a gamble and am very pleased with the end result. The easy upload of one pdf for all 52 pages with the ability to view as it would print in booklet spread format was especially nice! I was able to spot a few issues and make adjustments and reload. Very satisfied.
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Outstanding! The printing, the packaging, the price, the delivery, everything is outstanding.
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Excellent product, incredible price, fast turnaround and the customer service is top notch!
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High quality product! Colors are vibrant and booklets are well put together.
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Beautiful Quality! We were very impressed! The color was sharp and the packaging with shrink wrapping ensured the booklets looked great right out of the box. We will be using them again!
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The whole process was easy, and the booklets look great.
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Love this product!! My 4th year using them for football programs!!
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I am very pleased with the end result, and the ease of the ordering process. i was a complete novice o this sort if endeavor, it went smoothly. THANK YOU.
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Great company. On time or early. Quality is consistent and the price fits our budget and their specials make our day and you can save even more.
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The product great. And after the shipping failed to deliver the product on time, Printing Center USA reached out for a satisfactory resolution.
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ON TIME, PROFESSIONALLY DONE, HIGH QUALITY, NO ISSUES
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Quick production, quality and ease of online makes this my new default for creating custom material for our church. Price is very reasonable as well!
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Very good quality. The e-proof gives you a chance to verify before printing. Perfect bound is a nice upgrade from typical fold and staple. I have ordered these booklets multiple times from Printing Center USA and appreciate their service.
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The brochures were delivered on time and the quality was great!
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Our booklets are beautiful, high-quality, and expertly packaged. We could not be more pleased!
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I wrote a review on this product earlier with five stars. I will say it again, it was excellent, five stars.
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