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Stapled Booklets

These classic style stapled booklets are also known as saddle-stitched booklets and have thousands of uses including magazines, newsletters, brochures and handouts.

  • Select your ideal specification
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Highest quality full colour printing
  • Generally VAT Zero rated
  • Saddle-stitched for a sharper spine
  • 3-edge trimmed for a neat finish
  • Next day dispatch available

See detailed description for further information.

Booklet Size
Pages (incl. cover)
Cover Material
With gloss and silk coated papers, anything up to 170gsm is a paper weight. With natural non-coated papers, 150gsm is a very thick paper.
Cover Lamination
Lamination adds a very thin (38 micron) protective plastic coating to the surface of the cover after the sheet is printed.
Inner Pages Paper
Select from a choice of paper finishes to suit your needs See 'detailed description' for more assistance.
Final Proof Check
Would you like to see a final PDF proof before we go to print? Please bear in mind this could affect the deadline.
Dispatch Date
Check the countdown timer to see when your job can be dispatched. Change this option if you need it faster and the dispatch date on the countdown display will change.
Quantity Minimum order: 20


Stapled booklets, otherwise known as saddle-stitched booklets are everywhere you look. Why? Because they're so versatile: advertising booklets, local newsletters, church magazines, colouring books, brochures, information booklets, educational booklets - the list is endless. 

Through this site you can quickly specify, price and order a wide variety of stapled booklets from 8 printed pages to 40 printed pages and have up to 2000 dispatched the next working day or up to 5000 the day after by choosing express delivery.

What sizes are available?

A4 (210mm x 297mm) and A5 (148mm x 210mm) are the most common sizes of booklets we do but you can also choose Square (210mm x 210mm), DL (210mm x 99mm) or use our bespoke quote form to ask for any other size.

Before we go to print:

Meet Jack. Jack is our expert when it comes to making sure your files are good to print. Whether or not you request a proof, Jack, or one of his colleagues runs your artwork files through a rigorous 10 point check, testing for all the common problems we encounter and ensuring they're fixed before they're printed, to ensure your printed job turns out exactly as you intend. 

Selecting the right material and finish for your booklet:

Stapled booklets can either have the same paper for the cover as your internal pages (these are known as self-cover booklets), or a heavier weight cover up to a substantial 300gsm card weight in a variety of finishes including smooth silk, semi-glossy and natural uncoated. You can add extra oomph to your booklet finish by selecting one of our optional protective laminates: a very thin protective plastic film applied over the surface of the cover to enhance the look and feel of the book, protect the print and increase the lifespan. Choose from deliciously silky smooth, matt-laminate (the most popular choice), a very shiny, glossy finish, an amazingly tactile velvety finish.

For the inside pages, natural uncoated paper with no reflection or glare is ideal where mainly black and white text and illustrations are dominant such as novels, poetry books, autobiographies and colouring books. Natural uncoated paper can also be easily written on making it perfect for text books. Otherwise if you want vivid colour photographs and fine detail to look their best, such as in photo-books, catalogues or brochures, we'd recommend one the coated grades of paper such as silk or semi glossy.

High Definition Printing:

Every job at Undercover Print is printed using the finest technology digital and lithographic technology available. You wont receive any products printed on beefed-up photocopiers from us - another reason we back everything with our total satisfaction guarantee. 

Saddle-stitched staple binding

Our automated booklet-making machinery takes oversized flat sheets, collates them together, scores them, and 'stitches' the sheets together over a specially designed 'saddle'. This gives the booklets a much sharper spine than when stapled together as flat sheets as would be the case on many booklet-making systems. The booklet is then folded together, pressed flat and all three open edges are trimmed for a perfect finish. Watch the process in operation.

Dispatch time:

The dispatch time for perfect bound books is dependent on the number of pages and quantity. As a general guide jobs with a total combined quantity of up to 10,000 pages the times are as follows:

  • Express - Next working day*
  • Standard - Two working days*
  • Saver - Three working days*

*If ordered before 12 noon. Allow one extra day if ordered after 12 noon.

All orders are dispatched using reputable national carriers on a standard next working day service. This will require a signature and will usually arrive by 5pm although please be aware that once goods have left our premises we have no direct influence on exactly when they are delivered. 

UK company with a reliable track record:

Undercover Print is  fully UK based keeping British people in jobs. We print and finish your entire job ourselves at our Leicestershire based book factory. We're proud of our facilities and welcome visitors at any time.

Your satisfaction guaranteed

We take quality and customer service very seriously. Our right-first-time approach coupled with cutting edge technology and professional team mean we're confident enough to offer a total satisfaction guarantee. If through any fault of ours, there's an issue with your printing, we'll always arrive at a solution to leave you 100% happy.

Stapled Books - Artwork Information

Just beginning your book project? Please choose a template below to get started. Can't find the size or style you're looking for? Contact us about custom designs and quotes.

Size Portrait Landscape
210mm x 297mm
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148mm x 210mm
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210mm x 210mm
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