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Stapled Documents

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  • Our best-selling stapled document type is: A4 portrait with 150gsm silk inner pages and a 250gsm silk cover that is matt laminated on the outside.
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Stapled Documents

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4.94/5
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Product Overview

We have the perfect solution for printing your annual reports, magazines, brochures and other booklets - Stapled Documents.

Stapled documents or saddle stitching as it is known in printing industry terms means binding pages together using staples 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 40 printed pages.

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).

Use our easy online ordering process to choose the size and finish you need from A4 portrait, 1/3 A4 portrait, A5 portrait or landscape, 210 x 210mm square. Then choose from single or double-sided lamination in gloss or matt finish, or opt for no lamination. 

Order values that exceed €90 qualify for free economy delivery to anywhere in Ireland. Yes, anywhere. We can deliver your businesses annual reports to Dublin, your glossy magazines to Cork, your promotional brochures to Galway, you get the idea. Oh, did we forget to mention? When you purchase a selection of stapled documents before 11am, we will despatch your order the very same day! High quality stapled documents with fast turnaround and free delivery to anywhere in Ireland? Sounds good to us! Order online today at DigitalPrintingIreland.ie.

Paper Options

Silk 
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 
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)

Premium uncoated
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)

Luxury Papers

We have a comprehensive selection of luxury papers for when only the best will do. 

Choose from:

- Acquerello (160gsm-280gsm)
- Constellation Snow (170gsm-280gsm)
- Laid (100gsm-300gsm)
- Mohawk Felt (120gsm-300gsm)
- Nettuno (140gsm-280gsm)
- Sirio Pearl Oyster (125gsm-300gsm)
- Sirio Pearl Polar Dawn (125gsm-300gsm)
- Splendorgel Avorio (100gsm-300gsm)
- Gesso (140gsm-250gsm)

 

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Finishes

Matt lamination gives a soft, contemporary effect. Gloss lamination gives a higher quality shine finish than gloss card. Lamination is most useful with solid colours or images to enhance their vibrancy or where you want to protect your printed documents. Lamination is only available on stocks over 250gsm.

Lamination is not available on luxury papers. We offer fast and efficient turnarounds on stapled documents. Our promise to you is simple - satisfaction guaranteed. With thousands of happy customers, please take a look at our stapled documents reviews

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FAQs

Q. What is stapled document printing?
A. Stapled document printing is a straightforward printing technique which involves binding together pages using staples along the spine of the document. This type of binding is also known in the print industry as saddle-stitched.

Q. How many pages can be stapled in a printed document?
A. The number of pages in a stapled printed document will depend greatly on the thickness of the paper. Here at Digital Printing, we can print and bind together documents containing up to 48 printed pages.

Q. Is a page the same as a sheet of paper when printing a stapled document?
A. Your stapled document can only be printed in multiples of 4 pages. When a single A3 sheet is folded in half, it becomes four A4 pages. This is to ensure that no pages fall out of your stapled document. For example, if you choose an A4 size stapled document, that includes 8 pages, from DigitalPrinting.co.uk, we will print your artwork on two A3 sheets that are then folded and stapled together to make an 8-page booklet.

Q. Where would you use stapled documents?
A. Stapled documents are the perfect solution for annual reports, magazines, price lists, information guides and brochures. A simple, yet cost-effective way of communicating key messaging in print.

Q. What sizes do you print stapled documents?
A. We can provide stapled documents in a range of sizes; A4 portrait or landscape, 1/3 A4 portrait, A5 portrait or landscape, and 210 x 210mm square.

Q. What paper options do you offer with stapled documents?
A. We print stapled documents in silk coated paper (115gsm – 350gsm), gloss coated paper (115gsm – 350gsm) and premium uncoated paper (100gsm – 350gsm).

Q. Can I choose a luxury paper for my stapled documents?
A. Yes, we have a comprehensive selection of luxury papers; Acquerello, Constellation Snow, Laid, Mohawk Felt, Nettuno, Sirio Pearl Oyster, Sirio Pearl Polar Dawn, Splendorgel Avorio or Gesso.

Q. What finishes do you offer for stapled documents?
A. Stapled documents are available in a choice of finishes from single or double-sided lamination in gloss or matt finish, or opt for no lamination. Matt lamination gives a soft, contemporary effect. Adding a gloss lamination gives a higher quality shine finish than printing on gloss paper alone. Lamination is most useful with solid colours or images to enhance their vibrancy or where you want to protect your printed documents.

Q. I’m struggling with the layout of my stapled documents. Do you have any templates that I could download?
A. Yes. Here at Digital Printing, we provide templates in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and PDF formats.

Q. How do I supply my stapled document artwork?
A. Please supply stapled documents as one multi-page PDF file with all the pages in the correct running order. Include blank pages wherever needed in the running order and remember that your total page count should be divisible by 4.

Q. Do I need bleed and crop marks on my artwork?
A. Yes, this is very important when producing books. You should always create 3mm bleed on all edges where bleed is needed.

Q. Do I need to adhere to certain margins when designing my book?
A. Yes, ensure you don't place text too close to the edge of the page. As a rule, try to leave at least 5mm of space from the trimmed edge. A common mistake is placing page numbers too close to the edge. If you need help setting your margins you can refer to our templates.

Q. Can I print text across the spread of pages in my stapled document?
A. If you wish to have your text printed across the spread pages of your stapled document, then we recommend that you do not place your text on the centrefold of the spread as your text could disappear underneath the staples or line up incorrectly if your text is small.

Q. What is the fastest possible turnaround on stapled document printing?
A. Here at Digital Printing, we offer our customers same-day despatch (if you order by 12 noon) on all of our booklets including our stapled documents.

Design Templates

We provide templates in Adobe Illustrator, InDesigns and PDF formats.

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  • A6 Saddle Stitched Book Portrait
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  • A6 Saddle Stitched Book Landscape
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  • 3rd A4 Saddle Stitched Book
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  • A5 Saddle Stitched Book Portrait
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  • A5 Saddle Stitched Book Landscape
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  • 210 x 210mm Saddle Stitched Book
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  • A4 Portrait Saddle Stitched Book
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  • A4 Landscape Saddle Stitched Book
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Product Reviews

4.94/5
  • Magdalena D.

    Everything was delivered on time and was made exactly as I wanted. I was also very happy with the value. Thank you so much!:)

  • Rachel m.

    Great service and fast turnaround

  • CJ R.

    Digital Printing Ireland are my go to choice for print media. I was recommended by a friend and have ordered business cards, posters, books and postcards and they are all top quality. Delivery is always on time and the turnarounds are exceptional. I love that you can chose your own papers as well as your own quantities with multiple designs. Thank you all for your hard work!

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We're only truly happy when you are. If you’re not completely satisfied with your order, we guarantee to reprint it straight away and organise next-day delivery to anywhere in Ireland. In the unlikely event we can't fix our printing error, we'll give you a full refund*. The most important thing is that you’re happy.

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All orders are carefully packed in our bespoke, branded packaging. We also shrink-wrap jobs where required. You also have the option to select plain, unbranded packaging at checkout if you have chosen a different delivery address.

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