Booklets, zines and programs are just a few examples of how Saddle Stitch Books can be used.

This method of binding is fast, easy, and very versatile.

While there is no “standard” book size, below you’ll find a few templates using Adobe InDesign to help you get started. These are just meant to be a guide, and use standard paper sizes folded in half, but your books can be as small or big (up to 13×9.5in) as you’d like. Feel free to use these templates to get started, and change the size in “document setting” to the size of the book you want to make.

 

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Half Letter (5.5×8.5 inches) 


No Bleed

This template is set up so that your book is exactly 5.5×8.5 inches, which is a letter size sheet of paper folded in half. There is no cutting required, because nothing in your booklet goes all the way to edge of the page (cut line).  The white border in this template represents the printer margin, the edges of the paper where nothing can get printed.

Download 5.5×8.5 No Bleed template

Full Bleed

This template is set up so that your book will be exactly 5.5×8.5 inches, but printed all the way to the edge of the paper. This means your book will be printed on a larger sheet and cut down to size. Make sure anything in your book that goes all the way to the edge of the page is extended to the bleed line. For more information about bleed check out our crops and bleed info page.

Download 5.5×8.5 Full Bleed template


Letter (8.5×11 inches)


No Bleed

This template is set up so that your book is exactly 8.5×11 inches, which is a tabloid size sheet of paper folded in half. There is no cutting required, because nothing in your booklet goes all the way to edge of the page (cut line).  The white border in this template represents the printer margin, the edges of the paper where nothing can get printed.

Download 8.5×11 No Bleed template

Full Bleed

This template is set up so that your book will be exactly 5.5×8.5 inches, but printed all the way to the edge of the paper. This means your book will be printed on a larger sheet and cut down to size. Make sure anything in your book that goes all the way to the edge of the page is extended to the bleed line. For more information about bleed check out our crops and bleed info page.

Download 8.5×11 Full Bleed template


Square (6×6 inches)


This booklet is square, and will be cut down from an 11×17 sheet of paper. If you want to create a different sized square booklet, simply edit the document size in InDesign and make the document the size you want before you start printing. Keep in mind the largest size paper we have is 13×19, so the maximum size a square booklet can be is 9.5×9.5 inches.

Download 6×6 Square template