Buyer's Guide - Plastic Coil Spiral Binding

Buyer's Guide - Plastic Coil Spiral Binding
Spiral binding is where a continuous plastic coil spins through a series of closely spaced holes along the binding edge. Pages can turn 360° so books lay flat. This is a durable method of binding and maintains original shape even with excessive use. Several colors are available including custom color matches. Diameters range from 6mm (1/4") up to 50mm (2").

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Standard Plastic Coil Colors:
    Forest GreenForest Green*
    NavyNavy Blue

Special Order Plastic Coil Colors*:
    Alpine GreenAlpine Green
    Transparent GreenTransparent Green
    PearlPearl White
    RubyRuby Red
    OrangeCollege orange
    LemonLemon Yellow
    Baby BlueBaby Blue
    JBI BlueJBI Blue
    Royal BlueRoyal Blue
    Chocolate BrownChocolate Brown

    *Additional cost and lead time applicable.


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  • Modern
  • Durable
  • Maintains original shape
  • Clean
  • Wide variety of color options
  • Economical


  • Subject to extreme temperatures
  • Not optimal for projects requiring tight registration across spreads. Pages do not align perfectly from side to side because of angled rotation of the coils.

Hole Pattern (Pitch):

  • 4:1 – 4 round holes per inch. Available in sizes 6mm (1/4") up to 50mm (2").
  • 5:1 – 5 round holes per inch. Available in sizes 6mm (1/4") up to 20mm (3/4").

Binding Steps:

  • Punch sheets using specific 4:1 or 5:1 pitch binding machines.
  • Manually insert coil into the first few holes. Spin the remaining coil into the rest of the holes using an electric inserter or by hand.
  • Cut and crimp the ends of the excess coil using cutter crimper pliers or by using an electric cutter crimper.

Diameter Guide:

Examples of Plastic Coil Projects:
    Examples of Plastic Coil Projects

* Forest green is a standard stocking color for select sizes, and is available as a special orders for all other sizes.

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