I'm designing a pocket-sized booklet (4-1/4 x 11), so I'm taking common US letter sized paper and folding it the tall way. It's my goal that anyone can download the booklet-formatted PDF and print and staple it themselves. I also need to make about 50 of them (x 5 staples per spine), so I don't want a laborious solution, and I want really well-formed staples because these books will have a rough life. They must go where electronics can't, so must be paper.
Stapling is the problem. I discover to my horror all the staplers I can find have 4" reach exactly, not 4-1/4". Why? tears hair out Do they do this on purpose?
What's my best play here? Do I cut the book down to 4" wide even (8" uncut) necessitating a tedious cut (but it works nicely, the stapler limit is the perfect stop)? Do I send people to OfficeMax to have it stapled? Any other options?