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Saddle Stitch

This is one of the simplest binding methods in which pages are collected, sequenced and folded together to be stapled at the center of the folding line. In most cases, there is two wire staple binding in this kind of binding. There is a folded crease and the staples pass through them from outside. In this method, the staples are then clinched between the pages right at the center. Once you have printed your pages, all you have to do is feed them into the stitcher where the rest of the process is automated. If you have crossover images that span over two pages then with this method, it is very easy to accommodate them in the book. This method is now being used for quite a long time but following the right steps is essential for doing it the perfect way.

saddle stitch

Take a look at the many advantages of saddle stitch binding –

  • It is cost effective, affordable and most suitable binding method for booklets, magazines and brochures.
  • It has short production time.
  • A book with saddle stitch binding can be opened flat.
  • You can use this method even if you have a very short production run.
  • You can make books or booklets in which the cover is made of a paper that is of the same thickness as the papers inside. These books are known as self-cover books.
  • With this method, you can make books of a variety of size options.
  • No bulk will be added to the printing.
  • You can print with any color of your choice.

Tips for getting the best out of saddle stitch binding method

Saddle stitching method is no doubt the best type of binding method that is meant for printed magazines and booklets. But if you are currently at the design stage, then here are some tips that you should keep in mind in order to get the best out of this method.

  • Always try to spread the design – One of the prime advantages of a saddle stitch is that you can lay out the document or booklet flat. This gives you the opportunity to come up with a full-spread of illustration and graphics that will increase the aesthetics. You will have the freedom of coming up with striking visuals that will catch the eye of your audience.
  • Choose the size correctly – Firstly, you need to decide whether you want it in the landscape format or the portrait format and then choose the paper size. You can perform saddle stitch binding on papers ranging from A6 to A4 but we can also come up with some special options for you if that is necessary.
  • You can get creative with paper – The choice of paper is very important as well when it comes to getting the perfect outcome from binding. We can offer you a huge range of paper weights, types and textures. The best thing about this binding method is that you are free to choose either a heavier cover paper or something that has the same weight as the ones you use inside. If you want your booklet or magazine to be much more stable then you can also opt for laminating the cover. Our stunning range of papers will truly make your booklet stand out.
  • Your page count has to be a multiple of 4 – The process of saddle stitch binding method involves taking sheets and folding them to form the pages. Thus, your total page count always has to be in the multiple of 4.

Generally, the page count for this binding must be between 8-64 pages, but if you use this binding method for a higher page count, the cover paper on the spine line will break after cutting. At QINPrinting, we recommend using 16, 32 or 48 pages set with 4 pages cover, in terms of both functionality and affordable pricing. We understand the needs of our customers and ensure that the binding is at par with their requirements. With quite an experience in this field, we can give you the best binding experience.