Copy Write has the perfect solution for printing your annual reports, magazines, brochures and other booklets – saddle stitched books. Saddle stitched means binding pages together using staples (known as stitches) along the spine. This is a straightforward technique for documents up to 48 printed pages, giving you a professional finish with sharp, vibrant colour at a low price. We also square off the spine for an even better finish on books with more than 24 printed pages, to stop booklets from “springing open”.
All saddle-stitched books must be created in multiples of 4 pages, counting each page as you would in a normal page numbered book. Thus, a single page folded in half becomes a 4 page “book” and so on.
We have a great range of high-quality papers for you to choose from, including a broad selection of luxury papers. Choose heavier stock for the cover, with a choice of matt or gloss lamination for added strength. Choose a lighter stock for inner text pages (and for more than 28 pages, 130gsm or lighter to stop your document springing open).
You can choose the size and finish you need from A4 portrait, 1/3 A4 portrait, A5 portrait or landscape, or 210 x 210mm square. Then choose from single or double-sided lamination in gloss or matt finish for your cover, or opt for no lamination.
Perfect bound book
If your document is too thick to be saddle-stitched or stapled, then perfect bound book printing is your perfect option. Perfect bound printing is commonly used for magazines, brochures and thicker reports, this method binds your document together with adhesive along the spine to provide a smooth and stylish finish. It’s professional in appearance, cost effective – even for low quantities – and a great option for documents from 40 up to 700 printed pages. No wonder it’s so popular!
We only use PUR glue to perfect bind our books as it is much stronger than old fashioned hot melt glue. PUR is more tolerant to higher and lower temperatures as is very flexible and non-brittle, meaning books open flatter without cracking the spine or pages falling out.
Whether you’re publishing a bestseller, producing a glossy manual or distributing your annual report, we can help.
Silk coated paper has a smooth feel with a discreet surface sheen. It offers excellent ink to paper contrast and printed colours appear distinct and clear. A recycled option is available. (130gsm – 350gsm)
Gloss coated paper has a shiny surface and very smooth finish. Colour is sharp and stands out well. Ink dries quickly and the need for lamination is reduced. (130gsm – 350gsm)
Our premium uncoated paper is more absorbent than coated papers. Printed inks appear flatter due to this absorbency and the paper has a soft finish. A recycled option is available. (100gsm – 350gsm)
We have a comprehensive selection of luxury papers for when only the best will do.