Deliver your information with expertly printed saddle-stitch booklets
Ideal for smaller magazines and booklets, saddle-stitching involves inserting
staples into the spine of a booklet. Use saddle-stitch booklets for manuals
and catalogs, provide customers with informational booklets, or even tell the
story of your company’s history. Your options with saddle-stitched booklets
For 40 years, U.S. Press has offered high quality booklet printing at an
affordable cost. Customers turn to us year after year for our expertise and
world class service. When you begin a booklet printing project with us, we'll
assist you every step of the way to make sure your booklets are a huge
About Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing
Saddle stitch booklets are the most popular option for small booklet and
catalog printing. The binding method requires staples to be inserted into the
spine of the booklet, making it a great choice for publications less than 100
pages. It's an economical choice for booklet printing that still offers a high
quality, professional appearance.
If you're looking to mail your booklets and catalogs, we can handle that, too.
Each and every day, we complete the mailing of catalogs for our customers by
processing their mail list, addressing their catalogs, sorting, bundling, and
delivering them to the USPS. To add mail services to your booklets, simply
select the Inkjet and Mail Prep option on our pricing calculator. Postage is
additional and will be determined upon receipt of your mail list in order to
provide you with the lowest postage cost possible. If you have any questions
or would like to speak to one of our print experts about catalog and booklet
mailings, please give us a call at 800-227-7377.
Saddle Stitch Booklets FAQ
What's the difference between each paper stock? What's the best to
We offer both gloss and dull paper stocks. If you're looking for a
shiny appearance, choose one of our gloss stocks. If you're looking for more
of a flat, matte appearance, choose one of our dull/velvet paper stocks.Next,
decide on the weight of paper you would like. 80# text paper is a lightweight
option and is great for a wide variety of publications including newsletters
and booklets that mail. 100# text paper is a thicker, more premium option. If
you'd like to add a thicker cover (rather than self-cover), then you can
select either 80# or 100# cover which will give your booklets a more upscale
feel and will add a protective cover to your booklet.
What's the most common booklet size?
The most popular
booklet sizes are 5.5" x 8.5" and 8.5" x 11". These sizes correspond to
half-sheet size and full-sheet size. Although these are the most standard,
other sizes are available. If you're looking for a custom size, please
request a quote.
How many pages can you saddle stitch?
You can saddle
stitch booklets between 8 pages and 72 pages. We recommend booklets with more
than 72 pages to be bound via another binding method, such as perfect binding.
What are the most common page counts?
It depends on the
type of project that's being produced. Our customers that are using booklets
to create a brochure-style pamphlet usually choose either an 8 page booklet or
16 page booklet as this type of project is quicker and easier to design and
requires less information. These page counts are also common for booklets that
will be mailed as we can soft-fold up to 16 pages so that it mails at the
letter rate (rather than flat rate).
For quarterly or seasonal catalogs, a 24 page booklet is a highly popular
option. For lengthier catalogs or magazine publications, page counts of 48 and
above are most popular.
Are your booklets printed in full color?
Yes! We are
proud to offer full color booklets, so feel free to add as many colors as you
would like without affecting the cost. If you need a black ink only
publication, please request a custom quote.
What does self-cover mean?
Self-cover simply means that
the outside cover is the same text weight paper as the inside pages. A heavy
cover is an additional cover that is printed on premium cover stock, which
gives your booklets a durable, luxurious feel.
What is saddle stitching?
Saddle stitching is a type of
binding that involves inserting staples into the spine of the book. It's a
popular option for booklets, magazines, and publications less than 72 pages.
Is saddle stitching good for magazine publications?
Saddle stitching is a great option if your magazine is under 72 pages.
If you're printing a larger publication, we recommend checking out our
perfect bound booklets, which involve perfect binding instead.
Do you offer custom sized booklets and catalogs?
do. If you're looking for a different size than what you see on our pricing
request a custom quote.