What are we talking about?
Saddle stitched booklets are made of multiple sheets of paper laid together and stapled through the fold line, with usually 2 staples. A sheet folded in half is 4 pages (front and back included). Thus, the number of pages is a multiple of 4. Including cover pages will add 4 extra pages.
The Saddle stitched booklet is perfect for magazine-type print media with a low or medium number of pages, up to approximately 64 pages. The main examples of saddle stitch binding use are: restaurant menus, notices, results reports, textbooks, products or companies’ catalogs, periodicals magazines, exhibitions, trade show, newspapers, notebooks, etc.
You can increase the paper weight to upgrade the quality of the booklet. Thicker paper provides a smoother feel and will enhance the aspect of your document. The higher basis weight, the better the rendering and the resistance. You can also choose between two main types of paper: offset or coated.
Offset paper: a more "natural" paper texture frequently used for booklets, periodicals and books. This paper also allows you to write on it, which can be an interesting add-on.
Coated paper : may be matt or glossy, frequently used for marketing communication materials, promoting your brand.
If you have any doubts about the most appropriate type of binding, feel free to contact us.