How Saddle-Stitched Binding is Made
To create a saddle-stitched piece, printed parent sheets are cut and folded using a folding machine, then the folded pages are fed through a saddle-stitching machine that inserts staples into the spine of the booklet.
Design Considerations: Unlike most other binding methods, saddle-stitching doesn’t come with any design-specific restrictions. Since the pages open completely flat, images can extend across two pages without the chance that any content will be lost in the gutter.
Cover Design: Covers for saddle-stitched projects are the exact same size as the inside pages of the project.