[LMB] OT: (very) Why has saddle stitching gone away?

Batwrangler batwrangler at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 20:57:59 GMT 2018

In commercial printing "saddle-stitching" = stapled and indeed has page
limits. If you are referring to binding with thread, it's known as "Smythe
sewing." Smythe sewing is generally more expensive than perfect binding.

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 3:45 PM Carol Botteron <cjbotteron at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > > From: Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com>
> > > Subject: [LMB] OT: (very) Why has saddle stitching gone away?
> > >There were some magazines that classicly were saddle stitched. The
>    > particular ones that I am immediately thinking of were _Scientific
>    > American_ and _The New Yorker_. Recently (past five years or so)
>    > both magazines have discarded saddle stitching for what is close to
>    > perfect binding. WHY???
> Do the perfect bound magazines now have a spine on which the title, date,
> etc. can be printed?  This could be considered an advantage.
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