The most widely used binding method is saddle stitching. From a technical standpoint, it is one of the simplest binding techniques. Folded sheets are placed over a "saddle" and then stapled along the fold (spine). This method is usually used for books smaller than 1/4" thick.
Product Tips 101:
Booklets, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers, magazines, and catalogs
- Widely available
- Lays relatively flat
- Accommodates special inserts like business reply envelopes, order forms, etc...
- Foldouts are possible
- Not recommended for pieces intended for heavy use
- No printable spine
- Thickness limitations
- May require special design adjustments
- Sheets are collated and folded
- Sheets are then opened and hung over a "saddle" or chain
- Product is "stitched" or stapled through the fold
- Book may be trimmed on all three sides for a cleaner look
Stitching Wire Troubleshooting:
Example of Saddle Stapled Documents:
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