Saddle Stitching
Saddle stitching is one of the cheapest binding options for books and magazines under 48 pages. You can print the cover on the same paper as the rest of the booklet or the cover can be printed on heavier stock if you prefer. Saddle stitching is suitable for brochures, booklets and newsletters.
Please keep in mind when designing your books for saddle stitching that you consider the following; Page counts must be in increments of four pages When the book is folded in half and stitched on the spine the pages at the centre of the document will stick out further than the cover / external pages. To tidy up the book the front edge is trimmed off which is called a forage trim. Be mindful that when the book is trimmed, components such as page numbers, images and text could be trimmed off if this is not taken into consideration when you are designing the document.

Saddle Stitched Books

Saddle stitching is suitable for books with 48 internal pages and under. Our online paper sizes are based on industry standards. If the size you require is not included in our calculator, please email us at

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Please note: Gloss celloglaze does highlight imperfections such as fingerprints, scratches and scuff marks compared to matt celloglaze.
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If you dont know how to set up bleed and trim. Let us help. Please note that resubmission of artwork after a proof has been sent due to Author error, will incur a fee.

The cost includes standard road freight delivery within Australia. For any questions relating to information not covered in our basic calculator, please contact us via our contact form.

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Saddle stitching is suitable for books 48 internal pages and under. Please note that the widest page size for saddle stitched books is 216mm Landscape.


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We would also like to update you on the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation from the Book Printing Companies perspective, as it can affect our customers, suppliers and staff in various ways. The Book Printing Company is a family owned business, and along with many other family owned businesses throughout Australia, we are concerned about the possible implications, and the effect that the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak will have on our families, friends and employees from both a health and economic perspective. Because of this we have consulted with our fellow workers and suppliers and we have made the following decisions so that we can best support other Australian owned businesses during these difficult times.

We have prioritised the health and safety of our employees by implementing preventative measures to protect their well-being. This in turn, will help to minimise business disruption and provide our customers with a continuity of service. All staff who can work from home, will be working from home effective immediately. Our offices will be closed to the public to ensure that exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus is almost eliminated. However, normal print production will be guaranteed.

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Saddle Stitching

Saddle stitching is used widely for small booklet, magazines and comic books