- Saddle stitch binding (staple binding)
- Interiors printed on 60# bright white offset paper
- Interior page counts from 8-64
- Standard covers printed on 80# Gloss cover cardstock
- Sketch covers printed on 80# Matte bristol cover stock (bright white)
- B&W books include color covers (interior of covers are color as well)
- B&W books do print in grayscale as well
Saddle Stitch Binding
Saddle stitch uses two special bookbinding staples to secure the book together. Because these books use sheets folded and printed on the front and back, saddle stitch books must have page counts in multiples of 4.
Saddle stitch and perfect binding, also known as square binding, are two different printing options. The best binding option for printing your book partly depends on the number of pages.
Saddle stitch method is best for shorter comic books between 8 and 64 pages because it is generally limited to 16 sheets of paper. Including the covers and inside covers creates a total count of 68 pages maximum for the book.
Higher page counts, especially counts above 100 pages, are too difficult to staple together in this way. Instead, larger books may use square binding, which creates a flat, square spine.
Saddle stitch booklets from Comix Well Spring use 60# bright white paper on the inside, and 80# glossy paper for the front and back cover. Sketch covers are available with 80# matte Bristol board. Both are cost-effective options with strong wire staples that allow your readers to enjoy your work.
Our standard digital printing service turnaround for saddle stitch binding is two weeks, but we offer faster options if needed. Our comic service can accommodate your timelines, even if you need a large custom-bound comics order quickly.
Upload your black and white or full-color comic pages in 300 dpi resolution, with each file correctly formatted and labeled with its page number. Let us know whether you want a digital proof or physical proof, and check it carefully to ensure your full-color comic book printing and margins show up correctly.