What is saddle stitch binding?
Saddle stitch binding is one of the most popular book binding methods available today. It is mainly suitable for books or magazines with not many pages. Or booklets, brochures, etc. Because once the pages are too large and thick, the nail may not be penetrated and deformed.
In saddle stitching, folded sheets of paper are nested one within another and attached by staples through the fold. These stacks are placed over a holding apparatus, with each side hanging over like legs on a saddle. Then, long wire staples are threaded, or “stitched” through the paper, giving the method its peculiar name.
What is the scope of use of saddle stitching?
Scope of saddle stitch binding: the number of printed pages should be a multiple of 4, including front and back covers. Otherwise the last single page will not be bound. Take 157g coated paper as an example, the binding thickness should not exceed 48 pages, and the printed product thickness should be less than 4mm.
What are the advantages of saddle stitching?
Nowadays, saddle stitch binding is still the most cost effective book binding method. It is fast and convenient, and the book opening degree can reach 180 degrees. It is often used by the book printing industries.Especially in cases of large quantities being shipped long distances, saddle stitching adds a minimal amount of excess bulk and weight, leaving shipping costs relatively low. While saddle stitching is generally best for lower page count projects, the method is extremely versatile and can be used for both long and short runs, as well as projects ranging in size from pocket pamphlet to road map.
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