Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle-stitch binding is one of the most popular book- and catalog-binding methods available today. In saddle stitching, sheets of paper are printed on both sides, folded in half, nested one within another, collated by number, and then attached by staples through the fold. Long staples are threaded or stitched through the paper to bind them together.

The length of the staples depends on the number of pages in the book or catalog. You can also personalize the look of the saddle-stitch binding with our wide variety of staples. Saddle-stitch binding is ideal for books and catalogs with a relatively low number of pages. It is also great if you want your book or catalog to be easy to read, as it lays flat when opened. Because of the way they are formatted, saddle-stitch documents need to be built in multiples of four pages.

The main benefits of saddle-stitch binding include:

  • It weighs less and is less bulky than traditional binding, meaning you will save on shipping costs
  • It is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of projects
  • It makes your book or catalog easy to read and flip through because it lays flat when opened

Saddle-stitch books are bound using staples. Books of almost any dimension and orientation can be bound using saddle stitching. So, whether you want to bind a mini-book to an oversized book or a portrait, landscape, or square book, saddle stitching is a great option. Saddle-stitch catalogs are very easy to read, because they lay flat when opened. That means the items you are selling will be easy for readers to view, access, and compare.

Available finishes

  • Steel staples: Go classic with our traditional, steel staples
  • Colored staples: Add a touch of personality and color to your project with our colored staples
  • Flat-standard staples: Keep things simple with our flat-standard shaped staples
  • Omega-shape staples: Make your project pop with our voluminous omega-shape staples

Other available bindings: Saddle-stitch, Singer Sewn, Spiral, Paperback, Hardcover and more.

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