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Comics - Saddle stitch (staple binding)

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  • Staple binding
  • Interior page counts from 8-64 - 25 minimum quantity print
  • Rush delivery is available
  • Price Breaks with higher quantities
  • Wide variety of cover & interiors paper options
  • Full color OR Black & White (includes grayscale)
  • Print any size up to 9"X12" (Includes standard comic book, Manga, graphic novel, magazine, letter, or custom!)
  • Printing templates available!
  • CWS AD insert discount option


Reordering Note:

For reprints of comic books over four months old, sending us a physical copy of the previous version helps ensure color consistency. Please reach out to customer service ( if you have questions regarding shipping costs for this process. 

Variant Covers 

When placing your order, you can upload variant cover files and signify the details in the notes section. Each variant cover must be a minimum quantity of 5 in your total order quantity.

Saddle Stitch Binding

The saddle stitch is a popular book binding method used by publishers worldwide. Commercial publishers and booklet makers use this popular binding method to create magazines, pamphlets, brochures, catalogs, coloring books, and short comics.

What is Saddle Stitch Binding?

Saddle stitching uses two special book binding staples to secure the book together. Printers use a saddle stapler or stitching machine to bind loose pages together.

Two large staples are placed into the fold of the paper. The stapler pushes the staples through sheets of paper and clamps them shut. The sheets of paper are then folded, creating a saddle-stitched booklet.

Saddle-stitched books use several sheets of paper folded and printed on the front and back. For this reason, saddle stitching books must have page counts in multiples of 4. For example, a saddle stitch binding page count could be 28 pages, but not 26.

Saddle stitching is a good choice for 64 pages or shorter books. They are also perfect for shorter soft cover books like mini-comic books or comics series with short issues. An excellent example of saddle-stick comics is the original DC comics like Batman from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

Higher page counts, especially final page counts above 100 pages, are too difficult to staple together in this way. Instead, longer books may use square binding, which creates a flat, square spine.

How is Saddle Stitch Binding Different From Perfect Binding?

Saddle-stitched books differ from perfect binding in a few key ways. Instead of staples, perfecting binding uses glue to secure the pages together. In this book binding process, printed pages are grouped together in a book block. The book block is then glued to a cover with a spine.

Perfect binding is ideal for longer graphic novels, books with a large finished size, and books that need a printable spine. Perfect binding is also known as square binding and can give a softcover book a more professional appearance; however, it is the more expensive book binding choice.

When to Use Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle stitch is the best binding technique for shorter comic books between 8 and 64 pages. This is because it is generally limited to 16 sheets of paper. Including the covers and inside covers, 64 pages create a total count of 68 pages maximum for the book.

Staple Binding With Comix Well Spring

Comix Well Spring offers professional printing and binding comic book services. Our staple binding option focuses on convenience, quality, and fast turnaround so that you can receive your finished project in no time.

Paper type

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.

Print time

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. Simply let us know when you order, and we will work with you to get your comic printed on time.

How to Place Your Saddle Stitch Order

To place your saddle stitch book order with Comix Well Spring, upload your black and white or full-color comic pages using our easy ordering system. Follow the prompts and choose your number of pages, paper type, and color option.

Make sure your upload is in 300 dpi resolution. Also, ensure that each file is formatted exactly as you want it to print 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. Once everything looks perfect, let us know, and we’ll get printing.

You should receive your order in under two weeks.

Choose Saddle Stitch Binding for Your Comic Book

If you are printing a comic book, pamphlet, brochure, or coloring book, choose Comix Well Spring for your printing needs. Our saddle stitch binding and print services will ensure that your product looks professional and lasts in the hands of your readers. We also offer perfect-bound books for longer projects.

To learn more about how comic books are printed or ask questions about choosing the correct format and print setting for your project, contact our customer service team or check out our free resources. We can answer any questions you have about saddle stitch and print options.


1234 Reviews

  • 5
    Comic book

    Posted by Allan Angel on June 1, 2021

    Perfect! Great Quality! Fast Turnaround! A+++

  • 5
    Comic books

    Posted by Brian Wingrove on May 14, 2021

    Great quality, great service, fantastic speed. Fantastic to work with!

  • 5
    This Place Is Great!!!

    Posted by Joshua Hicks - Palms Productions on May 9, 2021

    These are top quality books with an affordable prices. No matter the size or whether it is black & white or full color, I get a great book everytime. You all are awesome!!!!

  • 5
    The overall quality in production values keeps soaring. It was always very professional now it seems to be advancing into some even better version of itself elevating our products. Our fans are loving it too!

    Posted by ONLI STUDIOS LLC on May 7, 2021


  • 5
    The BEST at what they do!

    Posted by Tyrone "TYR" Jackson on April 30, 2021

    I'll continue to say that! I've been working with Comix Well Spring since 2016 and I have YET to receive a book from them that wasn't up to the SoveReign Comics standard. The customer service is amazing and it goes hand in hand with the quality of their books. Whenever I've had questions, they were quick to reply and, whenever there was a hiccup, on my part or theirs, they were even quicker to reach out and verify. The vibrant colors and dark blacks (making it easy to read the speech balloons) of the prints go hand in hand with the stories of our books! Making the #soverse that much more impactful to the reader! I get compliments all the time and I can 100% say that the #soversefam and #soversecrew love the books and how well they are made, and so do I. I will ALWAYS print here and I highly recommend that others give Comix Well Spring a chance as well.

  • 5
    Comic Book Printing

    Posted by Patrick McNerney on April 11, 2021

    Excellent printing, shipping, customer support and service.

  • 5
    Incredible - beyond amazing quality!

    Posted by Ryder L on April 10, 2021

    I was skeptical at first - but once I saw the test print, I knew I was in for a fantastic product. Customer service was phenomenal, helped me make sure the debut issue was looking it’s best and were quick to respond! The final product looked amazing and I can’t thank Comix Well Spring enough for the service they provide. Truly spectacular!! :-)

  • 5
    Excellent Printing at a Great Cost

    Posted by Joe Cabello on April 7, 2021

    I was recommended this company by someone who backed a kickstarter that used them and had been very happy with the quality. I'll most likely use them in the future. I would recommend spending the little extra to upgrade the paperstock. The cheapest paperstock isn't bad at all, but the price difference is worth it. Note: I ordered B/W interior pages, so I can't vouch for their color interior page printing, however, the color covers look and feel fantastic. The only gripe I have is that I would have liked to see an option to have an additional color pages in the B/W printing. Like one more set of colored pages at the beginning and end of the comic.

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