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 DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, 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. No. A sheet of paper has 2 sides, each one of these sides is referred to as a page.
Q. Why can my booklet only be printed per 4 pages?
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 DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, 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 DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we provide templates in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and PDF formats. View our templates.
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 DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we offer our customers same-day despatch (if you order by 12 noon) on all of our booklets including our stapled documents.