Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle-Stitched Binding

When you have to make a statement, there's no replacement for professionally bound materials. Saddle-stitching is the ideal solution for smaller sized run and jobs that require a quick turnaround. They are also more cost effective making saddle-stitching the preferred technique for binding booklets, magazines, reports, programs, brochures, planners and even comic books.

What is Saddle-Stitching?

Saddle-stitched binding is the simplest and most basic method for booklet binding. In the saddle-stitching process, parent sheets are cut, folded, and collated, then stapled twice along the spine for a magazine like appearance. This type of binding is utilized for single issue comic books, manuals, small catalogs, promotional booklets and quite extensively as show dailies for conventions where turnaround time is key.

Why Saddle-Stitching?

The saddle-stitching technique is the perfect technique for booklet binding. Offering the quickest turnaround time, saddle-stitched bindings can be produced within hours. This process beats PUR (perfect binding) turnaround times as there is no curing time, meaning the job can be turned around in hours, not days. It’s no secret that it is the most effective technique for your budget and your schedule.

Saddle-Stitched v. Perfect Binding

Both saddle stitching and perfect binding are ways to bind a book or a magazine. With the saddle-stitching method, sheets are cut, folded, and stapled twice along the spine for a magazine like appearance. This means that the crossovers are apparent as the booklet can lay flat. Saddle-stitching works best for booklets that have up to 64 pages. The per unit price is ideal for smaller runs, varied content or in the instance of an event, items can be replaced in the production process much easier. Perfect binding on the other hand doesn’t involve folding the pages. The inner pages are assembled together and glued along the spine with the cover applied in the meantime. When the adhesive dries (in seconds) the pages are secured firmly in place. PUR is intended for pieces that will be used heavily or for a long period of time. As well, with PUR binding, the crossovers require more attention as they are not completely visible as the piece will not lay flat. For these reasons, saddle stitching is the ideal binding solution for booklets and brochures with a generally short life span of usability, for example: magazines, brochures, reports, programs, marketing booklets and comic books.

Saddle-Stitched Dailies

SunDance is the local leader at printing convention programs, sometimes referred to as a "Show Daily" or "Show Dailies." These show dailies serve as an itinerary for your conference while creating authority and an advertising platform. At Sundance, we have two digital workflows to reduce turnaround time and ensure the job gets delivered on time. We run flexible shifts around the clock and we are the closest full-service printing facility to the Orange County Convention Center — offering same day delivery throughout the Central Florida area to ensure your events run as smooth as possible.

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