A common problem we see with Saddle Stitched books is when the chosen cover stock has a beautiful texture and finish. These stocks look beautiful . . . until they go through a Saddle Stitcher. The result is a scratched and scuffed book cover.
We have the solution to this common problem! The images below show what we do so solve this problem.
First, we drill 2 large round holes in blank, lightweight stock and then fold as a 4-page. Then, we run the books through a normal Mueller saddle stitcher with the blank cover on. When the Saddle Stitched books are removed from the stitcher, the blank covers fall off.