HardingPoorman Group receives a lot of queries about binding options. There are quite a few options and it can be pretty confusing to know which technique is right for your project. That’s why we have been blogging about binding options throughout the month. Saddle Stitching can be an inexpensive option for binding booklets. What is saddle stitching? Very simply, it is the stapling through the centerfold of a piece. It is called saddle stitching because folded booklets or brochures (called signatures) are placed over a "saddle" and then stapled along the spine. Saddle stitching is one of the easiest and most common ways to bind a booklet. It is also the most widely used.
A very economic binding solution, saddle stitching is an excellent binding choice for booklets, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers and catalogs. Typically, saddle stitching works best for booklets that don't have a lot of pages. As few as 8 pages with or without a cover can be used – or as many as 64 pages. The key is that page quantities have to be in multiples of 4 to make the folded booklet.
HPG does saddle stitching in house. Our stitcher automatically feeds the product signatures -- and then trims to the final piece size in-line, which saves you time, money.