When placing an order for booklets, it's important to understand how we calculate the number of pages to ensure your order is correct. All pages, including the cover, are counted when bound. For saddle-stitched booklets, the cover (inside front cover, inside back cover, and back cover) counts as 4 pages.
Saddle-stitched booklets are made by folding multiple sheets of paper in half and stapling them in the center. For example, if one 17" x 11" sheet is saddle-stitched to an 8.5" x 11" booklet, it would count as 4 pages. If two 17" x 11" sheets are saddle-stitched, the resulting booklet would have 8 pages. The page count for saddle-stitched booklets must be a multiple of 4.
Coil and perfect bound booklets are easier to calculate since no folding is required. Single sheets with 2 sides or pages per sheet are bound together, resulting in an even page count. For example, seven 5.5" x 8.5" sheets coil bound on the left-hand side will have a total of 14 pages. Perfect bound booklets are made by wrapping a four-page cover around single sheets of paper and gluing them at the spine.