We are Warwick Print, a leading digital printer and book binder based just outside Coventry. We specialise in cheap online prices for high quality saddle-stitch binding (or stapled brochure binding) services, ideal for booklets and brochures, thinner magazines, staff handbooks, manuals, and catalogues .
Saddle-stitch binding (aka stapled brochures)
This binding method is both economical and quick. With low minimum order quantities and custom sizes from A5 to A4, saddle-stitch booklets are the perfect choice for publications with lower page counts and projects with shorter lead times.
- Files accepted: All main formats, incl. PDF, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Rich Text Format, jpg, png (view complete list of files)
- Paper Size: A4 and A5
- Spine: Staples
- Maximum Page Count: 44
- Left hand margin (binding edge) requirement: When designing a stapled brochure, please ensure that all important content and text is kept a minimum of 20mm from the bound edge of each page. This would be the left hand side for right hand pages and the right hand side for left hand pages.
- Turnaround: Maximum 3 full working days*
- Nationwide Delivery: Orders placed will be dispatched via reputable companies such as DHL and the Royal Mail.
- Cost: From £0.50
* May be longer during busy periods
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Saddle-stitch binding may seem like a strange name for a very popular book binding process that uses no thread, but in the printing industry stapling is commonly called "stitching".
With saddle-stitching, the pages are folded, creased, and stapled together (not by an ordinary stapler - a stapler with long jaws, designed specifically for saddle stitching), which means that wire staples are inserted through the fold line from the outside and are clinched between the centremost pages. Two staples are commonly used but larger books can be made more robust and secure by using more staples along the spine.
During the stapling process, the collated sheets are draped over a saddle-like apparatus during the stapling/stitching process, hence the name "saddle stitching". Some thicker saddle stitched books are trimmed along the edge opposite the spine to keep the pages uniform and neat in appearance.
By its nature, saddle stitching requires the book's page count to be in multiples of four. Keep this in mind during your book layout to avoid any unplanned blank pages.
Stapled brochures are highly durable and the pages open completely flat. However, whenever laying out a book it is important to use ample blank space (margins) around the content of your pages. After the book has been bound, you don't want any print buried too deep in the fold of the book's spine or too near an edge that may be trimmed.
This classic form of binding is most effective for binding thinner publications with around 44 pages or less. Books with more pages may become bulky when folded and may not lie as flat as desired when saddle stitched.
Why choose staple bound?
- Creates a durable, flexible document
- Cost effective method of binding
- Allows pages to be opened fully folded the "other" way for ease of use
- Informational booklets and brochures
- Newsletters and thinner magazines
- Staff handbooks
Need help designing your brochure?
No problem! We offer a complete in-house graphic design.
We know that designing your booklet or brochure can be the most stressful part of the order process, so our aim is to make this smoother for the customer by working closely with you to create your perfect brochure.
Our Design Team has a proven track record creating stunning marketing material including brochures and booklets.