BOOKLETS (Saddle Stitch) - Standard & Bulk Run
Booklets are a professional way to organize your material on multiple pages. They allow more space for your print, thus enabling you
to create upscale, organized presentations that make excellent Retail Catalogs, Artist Portfolios, Training Manuals and more.
Saddle stitch binding is the most popular, inexpensive and simple to make yet professional form of binding, which allows us to save
you money. Page counts from 8 to 96 pages. They can lay flat and stay open when you are flipping through the pages, which makes it
easier to read. Saddle-stitching is like the catalogs and magazines you get in the mail. It is two staples nested in the spine of the
folded piece, securing the sheets together. It can go along the left edge or on top depending on how the project is planned out.
POPULAR USES & IDEAS
Retail booklets & catalogs
Medical information booklets
Art & photography portfolios
Business training manuals
Standard & Bulk Run
When it comes to printing, there are many different options depending on the complexity of the project, the number you need and your
deadline. Short-run digital printing can be the perfect
solution for a smaller number of pieces, and ideal for events such as conferences or presentations While traditional methods such as
bulk run offset printing are used for larger projects.
Best price on large quantities. Quick and short run printing offers
best price on small quantities
Faster printing for high volume jobs
Special custom inks such as metallic and Pantone colors are available
A large variety of paper types with custom finishes can be used
Saddle Stitch Booklets
Saddle stitch is when single sheets of paper are printed on both sides, collated in page number order, folded in half and then
stapled through the fold by a saddle stitch stapler. Saddle stitch binding is one of the most common binding methods for booklet manufacturing.
Saddle stitch binding requires that any publication has a minimum of eight pages, four pages per spread. Saddle stitch documents
need to be built in page multiples of 4 pages (8, 12, 16, etc.) because they are printed on sheets that are folded in half.
Our paper guide will help you choose the perfect paper for your
Gloss Coated Paper
Difficult to write on
Gloss Coated Paper provides a lot of shine, which results in a higher contrast and color gamut than other papers. This coating is
good for full color images where the color needs to “pop”. This coating gives a very nice finish and professional look for marketing
materials or any other kinds of prints that want to show off the color.
Matte Coated Paper
Okay to write on
Matte Coated Paper has a light coating that provides a boost to the contrast to images, but results in little glare. The matte coating
provides a smoother presentation than an uncoated sheet, and softer than the appearance of a glossy sheet. Matte sheets are good for
enhancing visual designs with a more subdued layout and color set without having a lot of glare which glossy coatings suffer from.
Easy to write on
Uncoated Paper has no extra coating or paper finishing. Since there is no coating, there is no glare on the surface. This makes it
ideal for prints that have a lot of text or reading materials. Since there is no coating, this is the most porous paper, which is the
best for smudge-less writing with the widest range of pens and pencils when compared to the other finishes. All bond stock paper is
C2S indicates coated on two sides. C1S indicates coated on one side.
Aqueous (AQ) is a glossy coating, and Matte finish is a non-glossy, flat finish. We do not guarantee that you will be able to
write on AQ coated stocks.
Ultra Violet (UV) Gloss is a high gloss coating. You cannot write or print on UV Gloss stocks.
A stitch made by placing the center of the fold (as of a magazine or pamphlet) across the saddle of the stitcher and driving wire
staples through and clinching them on the inside called also saddle-back stitch, saddle-wire stitch.
Long Edge binding means the finished book will be portrait. Long edge binding is not
available on 8.5"x14" (Legal) and 11"x17" (Ledger) papers
Short Edge binding means the finished book will be landscape
So for example, assume you have a 5.5"x8.5" booklet. With long edge binding, the flat size of the booklet will be 8.5"x11" and the binding will occur on the 8.5" side. With short edge binding, the flat size of the booklet will be 5.5"x17" and the binding will occur on the 5.5" side
Use our layout templates to ensure your document will turn out
how you expect and to avoid any delay in turnaround time.
See our print file checklist for help with
setting up your file correctly.
Color mode: CMYK
File type: PDF (recommended), EPS, JPEG, PNG and TIFF
Portrait 5.5"x8.5" (11"x8.5" Flat)
Landscape 8.5"x5.5" (17"x5.5" Flat)
Portrait 8.5"x11" (17"x11" Flat)
Landscape 11"x8.5" (22"x8.5" Flat)
Don't see what you want? Please request a custom quote.
Find the same thing for less? Enjoy peace of mind with our price match program.
Cut off time is 12:00pm Eastern. Plan your project with our turnaround time table.
Resolution - 300dpi; Color mode - CMYK; Get high quality print with our print file checklist.
We are happy to guide you through any part of the process. Please contact us.