This common type of binding uses staples placed through the centrefold of a group of pages and is often found used in A5 booklets, A4 brochures and magazines.
The page count of a saddle stitched document must be a minimum of eight pages, with the total number of pages being a multiple of four, including front and back covers, because each sheet is folded in half, resulting in four pages.
This is the most cost effective type of binding and has the benefit of adding minimal bulk and weight, which is ideal for documents that require packing and shipping.
This binding method offers some versatility in that covers can be made of the same paper as the internal pages (self cover) or alternatively a heavier or glossy cover can be added. It’s also possible to use saddle stitching with a variety of dimensions, either standard or non-standard sizes. It is also possible to use a variety of different paper types, stocks, weights and finishes.
Due to the simplicity of this type of binding, it is useful for both long and short runs.