Best Coil Binding Machines for Offices

June 7, 2019
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Best Coil Binding Machines for Offices

Spiral coil binding is a popular choice for offices of many kinds. No matter your industry of work, or even your volume of workload, there is a great coil binding machine that will fit your office's needs perfectly. That is why we have compiled this list of some of the best options. We categorize these book binding machines by office-size, including home office, small office, medium office, and large office. Each machine within these groups has a price point that typically works well for that level of work, as well as the most desired features and functionality.

Best Coil Binding Machines for Home Offices

  1. Rubicoil - Perfect for individual users or small offices that bind fairly infrequently, this small coil binding machine is a durable, but economical, choice for low-volume spiral binding.
  2. CoilMac-M - The CoilMac-M by Akiles is one of the most popular manual spiral binding machines in the world. It is more durable than many other machines in the same price range, and offers the perfect blend of features that make it versatile and cost-effective.

Best Coil Binding Machines for Small Offices

  1. CoilMac-ER - The Akiles CoilMac-ER spiral binding machine is available in two different models, including a standard version and a plus version. When you buy the Akiles CoilMac-ER spiral binding machine online, you get a low to mid-volume machine with a unique feature: an attached mini coil inserter. The small inserting machine offers some of the convenience associated with a higher volume machine, but at a lower cost and for smaller volumes.
  2. CoilMac-M Plus - An upgraded version of the extremely popular CoilMac-M, the CoilMac-M Plus offers added efficiency and high-quality features that make it a step above the rest. Oval holes make for easy coil inserting, and 100% disengageable pins (53 total) mean you can use completely custom sheet sizes without worrying with half hole punches. Hole depth adjustment and side margins help you place the holes exactly how you want them. Perfect for small offices that need added versatility over a basic coil machine.

Best Coil Binding Machines for Medium Offices

  1. CoilMac-ECI - Manufactured by Akiles, known for their quality and economically price machines, the CoilMac-ECI manual coil binding machine offers a fast and easy solution for quick on-demand punching and binding for spiral coils. This punch is manually controlled with a handle, and the electric book binder coil inserter is activated with a button, and then you can manually finish your coils with the included free cutter crimper pliers.
  2. CoilMac-ECI Plus - With the same durable parts as the CoilMac-ECI, the Akiles Coilmac-ECI Plus has added features that offer even more versatility and convenience. With every one of the punching dies being disengageable, you can completely customize the punching pattern for nearly any sheet size. Oval holes make inserting the coil using the attached electric inserter faster and easier than ever before; even when you are binding thick books.
  3. CoilMac-EX - If you're looking for a durable spiral binding machine that offers the convenience of electric features, but at a lower price point for medium-duty workloads, then the CoilMac-EX Plus by Akiles is a great option. With a combination of standard features (such as a paper alignment guide and margin depth control) and special "plus" features (such as 44 fully disengageable pins and oval holes), the CoilMac-EX+ covers all your bases. This cost-effective electric plastic coil binding machine is sleek in appearance, but rugged and durable in its components.

Best Coil Binding Machines for Large Offices

  1. System 3000 - A top-seller, the Rhin-O-Tuff Coil Binding System 3000 is the world's very first desktop coil binding machine that combines all three steps of binding --including electric punching, coil insertion and coil crimping-- into one compact and modernly designed machine that is the perfect choice for nearly any office with a medium volume binding requirement. The intuitive controls make the 3000 binding machine extremely user-friendly, and the perfect solution for creating professional bound books.
  2. CoilMac-EPI - If you need the ability to punch and bind electrically, as frequently as several times a day, then consider buying the CoilMac-EPI electric punch and electric coil inserter online. This high-quality book binding machine works perfectly with spiral binding coils - punching holes through up to 25 sheets of 20 lb. paper at a time, with the simple activation of a foot pedal, and rolling coils through your punched holes with the electric rollers, activated by a button. The foot pedal punching means both of your hands are free to handle your papers. Once punched, just roll the coil through the first few holes, flip on the roller switch, and hold your book against the roller to pull it through the rest of the book. Then you can use the included cutter crimper pliers to finish the end of the coil. The heavy duty motor and cutting edge punching mechanism make the Akiles CoilMac-EPI coil binder one of the most popular choices for print-on-demand shops and offices with daily binding needs.
  3. CoilMac-EPI Plus - An upgraded and improved version of the CoilMac-EPI, the EPI Plus by Akiles offers several additional features, expanding the versatility and functionality of the machine even further. Electric punching is activated with a foot pedal for convenience, allowing both of your hands to be free to handle the document. With oval shaped holes, inserting the coils using the electric inserter has never been easier. When you use the spine shaper on the machine to create the ideal spine-curve and couple that with the oval holes, the coil will go through smoothly and quickly, with less catching than traditional round holes. The CoilMac-EPI Plus also has 100% disengageable punching pins, so you can force the machine to not punch specific holes; this allows for complete customization of the binding edge for all paper sizes, and lets you create unique punching patterns. These additional features, combined with a heavy duty motor make this machine the perfect choice for print shops, offices, law firms and anyone else who needs to bind in larger quantities daily, or frequently throughout the week.


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