Saddle stitch (stapled)
Stitching is a binding method in which folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. The staples pass through the folded crease from the outside and are clinched between the centremost pages. Two staples are commonly used but larger books may require more staples along the spine.
- 8 pages up to 80 pages
- Small runs (from as low as 1 copy)
- Add lamination to cover
The Saddle Stitch method is most effective for binding booklets and publications with around 64 pages or less. Books with more pages may become bulky when folded and may not lie as flat as desired when Saddle Stitched. Also, whenever laying out a book it is important to use ample blank space (margins) around the content of your pages. After the book has been bound, you don’t want any print buried too deep in the fold of the book’s spine or too near an edge that may be trimmed.