Red 12" Spiral Plastic Coils [18mm, 23/32", 4:1 Pitch] (100/Box) Item#334118REDD
|Diameter||6mm to 32mm|
|Quantity||Varies Depending on Size|
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|Sheet Capacity||Varies Depending on Size|
View the Chart in the Product Description for Details
|Recommended Book Thickness||Varies Depending on Size|
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|Binding Style||Spiral Binding / Plastic Coil|
Spiral binding plastic coils are one of the most popular traditional binding methods available. They consist of a continuous spiraled coil that is made of a durable and flexible plastic. These red 12" long, 4:1 pitch coil bindings are standard for letter size 8 ½" x 11" paper and most spiral binding punch machines. It allows a 1/2" on each edge of your page, the perfect amount to allow for cutting and crimping in the ends.
To bind, these spiral coil binding spines are spun through several closely spaced holes, and then crimped in on the edges. They allow your book pages to flip all the way around from front to back, and are extremely flexible and durable, so will bounce-back to their original shape, even after heavy use and bending. This makes them the best binding solution for schools, travelling sales people, product manuals, and so much more. If you're ready for one of the most durable binding spines available, then buy standard spiral binding plastic coils online at Binding101 today.
Spiral binding coils offer a more modern and durable way to bind books over the traditional comb spines, while still being affordable and simple to use. A benefit of spiral binding coils over many other binding methods it that, coil bound books have the ability to flip pages completely around a full 360° without damaging the contents, so they can lay flat and stay flat. Available in other colors such as black, white, clear, navy, maroon, blue, and more! Special-order colors, like yellow and pink, are also available by request - call (866)537-2244 for a quote on custom colored coils. Sizes range from 6mm (1/4") up to 50mm (2") allowing for books as thick as about 440 sheets of 20 lb. bond to be bound.
What Kind of Coils Do I Need to Buy?
We offer a huge selection of spiral binding coils for you to choose from, most stocked in all of our nation-wide USA warehouses for fast shipment and delivery. There are 4 different categories of coil to choose from, including length of the coil, the pitch, the diameter or coil size, and the color. Here is how to choose the binding coils you need to buy...
Choose a Coil Length
First, choose your coil length. 12" coils are made for letter size pages, and are the most popular choice.
Choose a Coil Pitch
Once you have chosen the length of your coil bind spine, choose your pitch. What is a binding pitch? Pitch refers to the holes per inch, or the hole spacing. They are reflected in a ratio that includes the number of holes:inch...for example, 4:1 means there are 4 holes per inch and 5:1 means there are 5 holes per inch. 4:1 pitch binding coils are by far the most popular, as it is the standard spacing for coils in the US. About 98% of our customers order 4:1 pitch spiral bindings. The 5:1 is a specialty spacing that is manufactured primarily for print shops who have specialty equipment for punching the pattern. You will want to check your spiral binding machine for compatibility.
Choose a Coil Size / Diameter
Now choose your coil diameter for your page capacity. You can use the capacity chart here to help choose the best size based on your stack thickness or an estimate of your sheet capacity. Finding how to choose the best coil size is easier than you may think with our capacity chart. There is also a general rule with 3 simple steps to get the proper fit for any kind of binding that works as well: ① Take the book being bound and lay it flat on a table. ② Don't compress the paper and measure the thickness of the binding edge. ③ Take the measurement and add 1/8" - that will be the size of the binding element recommended for your document thickness.
|Size||Stack Capacity||Sheet Capacity*|
|6mm||5/32" Thick Stack||5-35 Sheets|
|7mm||3/16" Thick Stack||36-47 Sheets|
|8mm||1/4" Thick Stack||48-60 Sheets|
|9mm||9/32" Thick Stack||61-70 Sheets|
|10mm||5/16" Thick Stack||71-80 Sheets|
|11mm||3/8" Thick Stack||81-90 Sheets|
|12mm||13/32" Thick Stack||91-100 Sheets|
|13mm||7/16" Thick Stack||101-110 Sheets|
|14mm||15/32" Thick Stack||111-120 Sheets|
|15mm||1/2" Thick Stack||121-130 Sheets|
|16mm||9/16" Thick Stack||131-140 Sheets|
|18mm||5/8" Thick Stack||151-160 Sheets|
|20mm||11/16" Thick Stack||161-170 Sheets|
|22mm||3/4" Thick Stack||181-200 Sheets|
|25mm||13/16" Thick Stack||211-230 Sheets|
|28mm||7/8" Thick Stack||231-250 Sheets|
|30mm||1" Thick Book||251-270 Sheets|
|32mm||1 1⁄16" Thick Stack||271-290 Sheets|
|35mm||1 ¼" Thick Stack||291-320 Sheets|
|38mm||1 ⅜" Thick Stack||300-320 Sheets|
|40mm||1 ½" Thick Stack||321-350 Sheets|
|45mm||1 9⁄16" Thick Stack||351-390 Sheets|
|50mm||1 ¾" Thick Stack||391-440 Sheets|
Choose a Coil Color
Lastly, choose your coil binding comb color. Stocked colors for 12" long 4:1 pitch plastic binding coils include black, white, clear, royal blue, navy blue, red, maroon, and forest green. The colors are solid, not coated, so even with heavy use and scratching, they will remain. Black coils are the most popular choice, while white and clear are close behind. Maroon, navy blue, and forest green are popular choices for professional institutions, as they often match corporate branding. Red and royal blue are brighter and more vibrant than the others, so are more common for schools and other organizations where a brighter colored coil bindings are needed.
If you have any questions, or are still not sure what kind of coil to buy, please call us at (866) 537-2244 for help.
* You will also see that we offer a "sheet capacity" rating above. Using this method of size selection may be less accurate, as it was calculated using all 20 lb. bond paper, with no covers and no other paper stocks. The actual sheet capacity will vary depending on what paper stock and covers you are using. For this reason, we recommend you use the stack capacity for a more accurate fit. All of these capacities are approximations.
Spiral Coil Bindings Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
About Our Expert • Mallory Morsa has worked in several different departments in her 10+ years at Binding101. Beginning in customer service and sales, she honed in her skills to provide the customer with professional, fast, and accurate information. Shortly after, she was promoted to sales supervisor and product expert, gaining hands-on and in-depth product research as well as training the team on new products. She now holds the position of content specialist, taking her extensive knowledge of our products and putting it on the web for you to access at any time. In her expert reviews, she outlines the good and the bad of products that she has handled herself, and uses her experience to identify the ideal users. If you have any questions or need more information about this product, please call our trained customer care team at (866)537-2244. Thank you for stopping by!
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
Spiral coil binding is the ideal choice for anyone who needs a durable and flexible binding spine. For users such as those who may travel with their bound documents on sales calls, or go to conferences across the country, coil bindings are a great choice because they are durable enough to withstand handling and packaging without being damaged (but be sure to protect your pages properly with report covers). They might not be the best choice for high-end presentations, though, because some users feel that the plastic is not very professional; but if durability, longevity, and ease-of-use are important to you, then plastic coil binding might just be the best bet.
HOW COIL COMPARES TO OTHER BINDINGS:
When talking about punch-and-bind solutions, coil binding is often what people first picture in their minds. In fact, spiral coils are the most popular way to bind presentations and books within a business across the board. But with that in mind, let’s compare some of the functions and features of coils with other popular punch-and-bind options, so you can more accurately gauge which one will be the best choice for your individual needs.
|Binding Type||Spiral Coils||Wires||Combs|
|Largest Book You Can Bind*||1 ¾" Thick Stack|
About 440 Sheets
(With a 50mm Coil)
|1 ⅛" Thick Stack|
About 260 Sheets
(With a 1 ¼" Wire)
|1 ⅞" Thick Stack|
About 425 Sheets**
(With a 2” Comb)
|Part of the reason why coil bindings can hold more capacity, even compared to larger alternatives, is because they are a continuous loop of plastic. Wires are metal (which doesn’t have the same bounce-back) with loops that protrude into the holes, and combs have prongs or teeth that tuck under the spine. The continuous coil is stronger and can hold more pages, without worry about them falling out.|
|Damage when Bent||No||Yes||Yes|
|Color Choices||White, Black, Maroon, Red, Clear, Blue, Navy, Forest Green|
+ many special-order colors, including (not limited to) purple, pink, yellow, orange, baby blue, teal, leaf green, gold, charcoal, brown, pearl white, & more
|White, Black, Silver, Pewter, Blue, Navy, Gray, Gold, Green, Red||White, Black, Clear, Gray, Blue, Navy, Maroon, Red, Green, Brown***, Matte Black***|
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SPIRALS:
As mentioned above, the most notable feature of coils is their durability. But if you’re asking me for my personal favorite thing about them...well, I would have to say it is that they make fun cat toys. Check out my cat, Shadow in this coil video at 0:14 in her moment of fame (supervised play only, IMO). In more seriousness, though, coil bindings are truly a staple in the industry. Preferred by the majority of businesses, they are simple, they look nice, and they’re tough.
I also love the huge variety of colors and the fact that, even the more unique special order colors, can be produced quickly, making them more accessible for any company, even those on a more strict deadline. The many colored coil options make it easy to brand-match them to your logo, your client’s business, or the theme of your specific presentation.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The reason for choosing options other than binding coils is nearly always the “cheap look” of the plastic. But that refers simple to the fact that the material is plastic, not to the thickness or make of the plastic. In fact, the plastic filament used to make coil bindings is quite thick, and this falls more to a color choice. For example, the black and clear are my favorite stocked colors precisely because of the fact that they look professional (and the pearl white special order; so gorgeous!). Something else we sometimes hear is that the bind process takes too long; customers who need something fast should consider some document binding solutions that don’t require punching at all, such as thermal binding or tape binding. And lastly, some users feel that it is too difficult to roll in the extra long coils through the many holes on a binding edge (usually 43 or 44 holes); those users would benefit from adding an electric coil inserter (preferably one with adjustable rollers) to drastically increase the speed and efficiency, virtually eliminating any stress. And even with all of these “negatives” or reasons why someone might choose a different binding over coil, our spiral binding still have an all 5-star rating, and remain our best selling binding supply.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Spiral binding is awesome. That’s the bottom line!
* Approximations. Sheet capacity based on 20# bond copy paper. | ** Although the comb is larger, you will notice the sheet capacity is less. That is because of the weight of the paper sheets; too many pages will be too heavy for the comb prongs to hold. | *** Clearance colors, available in select sizes, while supplies last.