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Saddlestitching

Saddlestitching is a form of bookletmaking. Named after the V shaped saddle that unbound books are laid upon for stitching. Stitching is the act of forming wire into a staple. Combining the saddle with the stitching and we have a very inexpensive booklet that will hold up to abuse and has a low cost of production. Saddle stitching machines come in many shapes and sizes with various duty ratings for both long and short production runs. Just because saddle stitching is a lower cost form of bookletmaking doesn't mean that there are any sacrifices made on quality. Saddle stitched books are still expected to be folded perfectly centered with the stitch lining up perfectly on the spine. Books should lay flat without being too puffy, although depending on the thickness of the book, some amount of puffing is allowed.

Saddle stitched books are often trimmed. Usually just the face of the book, but higher end machines will trim all three edges of the book to provide a very high quality finished look. Sometimes you'll come across machines with a gutter knife, sometimes also called a 4th knife, which is useful for chopping a finished book in half for two-up production.

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Morgana CR500/CR2000 Creasing Modules MBM iBooklet Tabletop Bookletmaker Baumfolder ST90 Saddle Stitcher
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