Our booklet maker can produce stitched booklets from A6 to A4 up to 5mm
thick. Custom sizes can also be produced if required.
What is saddle stitch?
When you see staples along the spine the item will have been saddle
stitched. Stitching basically means stapling – the name comes from the fact
that the sheets are hung over a stand that looks like a saddle when they are
Once the pages have been folded correctly and nestled together they are
stapled. Saddle stitching doesn't have to use wire staples – you can saddle
stitch with coloured staples (wires) and thread as well, better known as thread
What is it suitable for?
It's suitable for small booklets, event programmes, newsletters, direct
mailers and the like. If an item is over 34 pages the book will start to
distort as the pages are too bulky to fold properly, this will also depend on
the thickness of paper used. It's always good to remember that the total number
of pages needs to be divisible by 4 for the book to make up correctly though.
What size of booklets can you stitch?
A6 to A4 up to 5mm thick, but we can do special sizes if necessary or
suggest alternative solutions.
What is wire binding?
If you see a document with a cylinder of wire loops holding the pages
together then it will have been wire bound. It's a very common method of
binding and the technique is simple. Simply punch holes in the page where the
wire will go through, line up the pages, insert the wire cylinder and close
with a manual binding machine. Take a look at the video at the bottom of this
page, to see the method in action.
There are a few different styles of wire binding and we can do them all
including Half & Full Canadian, Cased in and Easel and Calendar.
What different sizes of wire bounds can you offer?
Wire binds are available in three different punching formats dependant on
the finished books thickness. Sizes are indicated by the amount of holes to an
inch. We can do 3:1, 2:1 and 4:1. 4:1 tends to be reserved for spiral bound
documents. Spirals are similar to wires but instead of a formed wire, a
continuous coil of plastic is used.
Wires and spirals are available in various different colours, so you can get
similar matches to your corporate colours or design.