Securing loose printed, folded, and nested pages with stitches or staples down the middle of the fold (the spine) is known as saddle-stitched binding. The sheaf of papers or signature may be stitched with thread or staples. The name comes from the device or saddle on which the folded signatures is placed for stitching — with the saddle in the fold.
Saddle-stitching or saddle-stapling or “bookletmaking” is common for small booklets, calendars, pocket-size address books, and some magazines. Binding with saddle-stitching creates booklets that can be opened up flat.
The cover can be printed on a thicker grammage to the rest of the booklet or on the same grammage as the Inners Most common grammages for a cover is anything between 150 - 250gsm coated or uncoated, The open size of this booklet is A4. Closed size is A5.
Booklet covers can be machine varnished or UV varnished #Please refer to finishing samples.
Inners can be printed on anything from 80gsm bond to a 200gsm coated or uncoated stock. Please note it is not recommended to stich more than 80 pages.
Pages need to be in paginations of 4, for example:
4 pager plus cover
8 pager plus cover
12 pager plus cover