Binding Styles

At Binding101 we offer the best binding machines and supplies for all levels of users from homes, to offices, to worldwide corporations. Spiral coil, wire, comb, binding rings, screw posts, Coverbind thermal, and velo binding are just a few of the most popular solutions we offer. Choose the binding style and finished look you want to achieve from the list below to see the available options and learn more.

How to Choose a Binding Style:

To select the ideal book binding type for your specific needs, let’s ask ourselves a couple of key questions.

  1. What look and functionality do I want to achieve?
  2. How much and how often will I bind?
  3. What is my budget?

With this information in-hand, we can help guide you to the perfect solution.

Shop by Binding Style

At Binding101, our goal is to make the process of buying the equipment and supplies needed to achieve your presentation goals as simple and hassle-free as possible. That is why we are partnered with the most widely known brand-names in the industry, to offer you the best-in-class binding machines, accessories, spines, and covers around. Their reliability, ease-of-use, outstanding warranties, and exceptional consumer ratings make Akiles, Coverbind, James Burn, Rhin-O-Tuff, and more the most desirable options on the market. Paired with our educational and kind customer service style, as well as our nearly 90 years in the industry, we can help you wherever you are in the process.

Spiral Coil

Flexible spiral plastic coils are the most popular way to bind. The continuous looped coil is rolled through tightly spaced holes and crimped in on the ends.


Metal wire binding is the most professional way to bind. The twin loops are closed around your pages and allow for 360° page turning. 

Plastic Comb

Plastic comb binding is the most economical way to bind. The combs can be opened and closed for editing, and can be custom printed on.

Screw Posts

Chicago screw posts are easy to screw closed and open as often as you need. No machine is needed and they can bind up to 5" thick and beyond. Metal and plastic options available.

Book Rings

Loose leaf binding rings snap or screw closed around your pages and come in plastic or metal, as well as sizes up to 10". Book rings are easy to edit and require no machine; just a hole puncher.


Fastback binding uses heat and strips or hard covers with glue pre-applied to create fast, professional, and flat documents. They offer professional and flat-finished booklets.

Coverbind Thermal

Coverbind thermal binding is incredibly fast and easy, allowing you to use soft or hard covers for a professional and versatile finish. Fast, simple binding! Custom options are available.


VeloBind was created specifically for the legal industry because of it's permanent, tamper-proof bind. It is the most secure of all binding methods, using a hot knife melting system.

GBC Pro-Click

GBC Pro-Click binding supplies allow for easy editing and work with 3:1 pitch hole patterns (used on some wire machines). Pro-Click spines are easy to use and snap closed, then zip-open for editing. 

Pre-Punched Paper

Pre-punched paper and covers are perfect for users who don't have a binding punch machine or for those who just want to speed up the process by having ready-to-bind cover pages. Choose from paper stock, clear acetate, or vinyl covers.

Fastbind Hardcover

With our selection of hard cover binding supplies, you can produce top-quality, classy, hard cover bound books with the professional appearance of commercially manufacturing books. Find case making and casing-in machines and supplies.

Perfect Softcover

Perfect binding is used to make soft cover (or paperback) books. It is most common in the publishing industry and uses industrial machines to accomplish the binding. Professional  soft cover bindings.


Make pads of paper easily with padding machines and supplies. The simple process involves applying a specialty glue to a stack of sheets, and is easy for anyone to accomplish.

Care & Repair

Repair damaged books or protect books from damage with our selection of book care and repair products. Ideal for libraries, publishers, and other specialty stores.

Custom Bindings

Binding101 not only provides an extensive assortment of standard binding products, we also offer custom solutions to meet your specific needs.

Binding Style Comparisons

Easily compare some of the most important features of various binding styles using our chart below. We'be indicated which options offer editing capabilities, lay-flat reading, 360-degree page rotation, maximum binding capacity capabilities, and much more. 

FeaturesCoilCombWire-OSpiral-OVeloTapeThermalScrew PostRingsBindersSaddle StitchPerfect BindHard Cover

Punch & Bind

Lay Flat

360° Rotation


Supply Price
($, $$, or $$$)
MaterialPlasticPlasticMetalMetalPlasticPaper/ FabricPaperMetal & PlasticMetal & PlasticMetal & PlasticMetalPaperPaper
Hole Pattern4:1
19- Hole3:1
19- Hole11- HoleN/AN/AAnyAny2, 3, 4, 6, etc.N/AN/AN/A
Max Capacity50mm
(1¾" Thick)
2"1 ¼"
(1⅛" Thick)
(7/8" Thick)
2"5" +10"4"VariesVaries

Contact Us

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If you're ready to streamline your binding operations, Binding101 is the best place to buy! We offer the largest selection of document binding equipment and supplies for you to choose from and have nearly 90 years in the industry to offer you premium service and assistance. If you have questions or need help selecting the best bookbinding option for your individual needs, give our experts a call at (866)537-2244 today; we would be happy to help you narrow the search. Our customer care representatives undergo extensive training and are ready to help you every step of the way. Explore our selection of book binding supplies to find high-quality coils, combs, rings, screws, strips, and so much more for both hobbyists and professionals.