November 28, 2022061 498 031

Perfect Bound VS Saddle Stitched?

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Do you know your perfect bound from your saddle stitched?

Most people who buy print know the difference between portrait and landscape and know that the sheet size doubles in size as you go from A4 to A3, but not everyone knows what saddle stitching is or the difference between saddle stitching and perfect binding.

PERFECT-BOUND-VS-SADDLE-STITCHEDBoth saddle stitching and perfect binding are ways to bind a book or a magazine.

Saddle stitching refers to the method of binding where the pages are gathered together, folded and stapled along the crease, from the outside, to create a book. When setting up a booklet for saddle stitching you need your page count to be a multiple of 4 pages.

Perfect binding on the other hand doesn’t involve folding the pages. The inner pages are gathered together and glued along the spine with the cover applied at the same time. When the adhesive dries (in seconds) the pages are secured firmly in place.

It all depends on the weight of paper you use, but the maximum you should really saddle stitch is a 60 to 64 pp booklet. Anything with a page count above 64 pp should be perfect bound.

Saddle stitching or perfect binding is the way to professionally present your brochure, catalogue, magazine, newsletter or book. Why not e-mail or call us today on 061 498 031 for a quote? We can start from quantities as low as 1!