Saddle Stitching (staple binding)
Essentially an A3 document folded in the middle and stapled to create an A4 booklet. Most parts are are bound this way.
Saddle Stitching may sound like a strange name for a binding process where wire staples are put through sheets of paper, but in the printing industry the collated sheets are often draped over a saddle-like apparatus during the stitching/stapling process, hence the name Saddle Stitching.
Documents are made into a book bound with a plastic comb, allowing it to lie flat on the stand. Most A4 scores, larger orchestral parts, and some music that is in landscape orientation are bound this way.
Card covers are provided as standard.
Used for A3 scores. Documents are bound with wire binding elements, again allowing the music to lie flat on the stand.
Heavy duty card is used for the back cover, and the front has both a card and a clear PVC (laminate) cover as standard.