Plastic coil binding, also called Spiral Binding, is an incredibly durable and flexible way to bind books, making it one of the most popular document binding solutions on the market today. A binding coil looks like a phone cord, with a continuous plastic spine that spins around into many loops. The coils are spun into several closely spaced holes that are either round or oval shaped, punched along the edge of a book.
They are made of a very flexible plastic material that can bend in all directions, and still retain its original shape. This makes them very durable, and able to withstand heavy handling. Binding coils come in a large variety of colors and sizes to bind books up to about 440 sheets, or a 1-3/4” thick stack.
To bind with spiral binding, you will need a coil binding machine, the coils themselves, and a pair of cutter crimper pliers. You can also use an electric coil inserter for higher volumes to drastically increase the inserting speed. Just punch your pages, roll the coil through the holes, and then crimp in the ends. Once bound, your books can lay completely flat and pages can turn a full 360°.
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