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301: Thou shall not saddle-stitch an extent more than 96 pages

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Commentary Saddle stitching is an alternative term for wire stitching or simply stapling. The staples used for saddle stitching are different to those you use in the office-style stapler you have sitting on your own desk. They’re longer and are made from a rounder profile wire, usually in stainless steel to prevent rusting, which is fed from a roll rather than a clip. It’s called saddle stitching because printed sections are placed over an inverted V, like a sharp saddle, prior to being stitched together on the bindery production line. It’s the most popular way to bind magazines or brochures because it’s the cheapest and is also much quicker than other binding procedures. However, there is one important restriction—it can only handle a limited numbe....TS


  

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