Saddle stitched and perfect bound

Saddle stitched and perfect bound

You may have heard the terms saddle stitched and perfect bound booklets before but never really knew what they meant, so let’s take a brief look at the two options and see what the difference is.

Saddle stitched and perfect bound a saddle stitched booklet

Saddle stitched

Also known as wire stitched are the preferred choice for booklets with shorter lifespans and a smaller number of pages from 8 – 84. 

Saddle stitched booklets are available in a range of sizes up to A4, come with a choice of paper for the inside and cover, and have the option to have the cover laminated according to your requirements.

Also available is a new choice of material in the form of Yupo Blue; weighing in at 318gsm, this stock is both tear-proof and waterproof. Not only that but it is tree-free and completely recyclable provided you remove the staples first.

I would recommend saddle stitched booklets for company magazines, newsletters, and brochures.

Saddle stitched and perfect bound a perfect bound booklet

Perfect bound

Also known as PUR bound, perfect bound booklets are typically used for printing magazines and paperback books because perfect binding is the best choice for larger page counts or for booklets that will be used time and again.

They too come in a range of custom sizes up to A4, with a choice of paper for the inside and cover, and the option to have the cover laminated according to your requirements.

PUR (Polyurethane Reactive) adhesive is used in our perfect binding which is 60% stronger, giving you a premium, professional finish that’s built to last.

I would suggest printing saddle stitched and perfect bound booklets in quantities of 500 and below using a digital press, while larger quantities would produced using modern litho presses.

I would recommend perfect bound booklets for annual reports, fashion magazines, and product catalogues.

When was the last time you saw or used a saddle stitched or perfect bound booklet?

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