What is the Best Spiral Binding Machine for Small Business?

December 12, 2018

Top 3 Best Spiral Binding Machines for Small Business

If you run a small business that needs to bind semi-regularly, and you're tired of spending high costs to outsource your jobs to print and copy shops, then it may be time to invest in an on-demand spiral binding machine that you can keep in your office to use as often as you need.

While sending your document binding jobs out to these facilities is typically quite simple, it can cost upwards of $20 per book, depending on the complexity, size. With an in-house machine, however, you can make these coil books for pennies on the dollar; the machine will pay for itself and you will start seeing significant savings quickly! Having a plastic coil binder gives everyone in your smaller office the opportunity to quickly make their own presentations, reports, notebooks, or anything else they may need, whenever they need.

These top 3 best spiral binding machines for small business were chosen for several reasons:

    • They are simple to use
    • They are affordable on tight budgets
    • They offer more value for every dollar
    • They are popular with our small business customers
    • They are small & don't take up much space

So with those bullet points in mind, let's discuss the best spiral binding machines for small businesses:

#3 - iCoil Plus Compact Plastic Coil Punch with Mini Electric Inserter

Akiles iCoil is one of the Best Spiral Binding Machines for Small Business

Retail: $549
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The iCoil Plus by Akiles is the perfect spiral binding plastic coil punch and bind machine for businesses or personal users that have a low-volume or only an occasional need to bind with coil spines. Very easy-to-use, this small coil binder machine punches oval holes, which makes inserting coils into books, especially thick books, up to 50% faster and much easier. This binding punch is very compact , taking up only a small portion of a work space with a small footprint, and even folds closed for easy storage and dust-protection when not in use. The vertical punching mechanism can punch up to 15 sheets (20# bond) at a time, with a maximum punching length of 11", making it ideal for users who only punch letter size 8.5" x 11" documents. The punching die mechanism is made from a heat-treated steel that ensures worry-free use. The punching is done manually by pulling on the handle, and the inserting is done electrically using a foot pedal that can be pressed by foot or hand, depending on the operator's preference. With a maximum coil inserter rating of up to 7/8", you can punch and bind the most common coil binding sizes with this compact unit (larger coils can be punched, but they may have to be inserted by hand).

#2 - CoilMac ER Plus Manual Coil Punch with Mini-Electric Spiral Inserter

Akiles CoilMac ER is one of the Best Spiral Binding Machines for Small Business

Retail: $748
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The Akiles CoilMac-ER Plus Spiral Binding Binding Machine is a fully featured, heavy-duty manual coil punching machine, with a built-in mini electric coil inserter. The re-designed & improved CoilMac-ER+ is the ideal partner for low to mid-volume workloads of the small office. It features an extended 13" punching throat with open ends, allowing for larger sheets with just a second punch (up to 26"). With a higher punching capacity than other machines of its size, the CoilMac-ER can punch through up to 20 sheets of 20# bond paper at a time. A super strength punch mechanism with an exclusive "precision guiding system" features a cast-hardened and heat-treated steel die hardened blade set for a powerful and clean punch, every time. The coil inserter is foot-pedal operated, leaving both hands free to hold your book. Side margin control lets you perfectly center your holes for different paper sizes, while document margin control offers you the ability to adjust the depth of the holes, so you can find what works for your book. Rugged all-metal construction makes the CoilMac-ER extremely reliable and durable. A large waster drawer allows for more punching with less trips to the trash can, and non-skid rubber feet keep the machine firmly in place while in use. The CoilMac-ER has received CE certification, approved through the most stringent requirements, and has also been manufactured under ISO9001 & 14001 guidelines for highest quality control & environmental management standards. Included with your purchase is a coil diameter selector tool and premium oval coil cutter crimpers.

#1 - CoilMac-M Plus Heavy Duty Low-Volume Spiral Binding Puncher

CoilMac M Plus is the Best Spiral Binding Machine for Small Business

Retail: $624
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The Akiles CoilMac-M Plus Spiral Binding Machine offers efficiency and productivity & features 53 disengageable punching pins. Because of its high quality components and full range of functions, the Akiles CoilMac M Plus is the most complete and durable piece of Plastic Coil equipment in its class -- perfect for small businesses, and our top-selling coil binder across the board

53 Fully Die disengagement pins allow for a clean punch with multiple paper sizes. Simply pull the pin on the edge of your paper to avoid punching half of a hole on the binding edge. This feature is especially necessary for odd sheet sizes (smaller or larger than letter size). The Punching Margin Control provides the correct punch margin depth on you binding edge for each spiral binding coil size and maximizes the document's tear resistance. The deeper you set the holes to punch on the paper, the stronger they will hold. The Side Margin Control provides an evenly centered punch for all document sizes, every time. Simply adjust the guide so the holes are centered on your sheet. Remember to complete a test punch before punching your actual application to make sure it is perfectly centered. The CoilMac M Plus also features a Diameter Guide or Coil Selector that will make choosing the correct Spiral Binding Coil Supplies for your book thickness. The open punching throat and continuous punching guide make it easy to punch sheets larger that 14" long. The Coilmac M Plus also features an inserting table, which speeds the inserting of the coil, (if inserting manually) reducing costs and binding time. The Akiles CoilMac M Plus can be paired with the convenient cutter crimper pliers for a full finishing solution.

The Coilmac M Plus punches oval holes in a true 4:1 pitch, making Spiral Binding 50% faster & much easier! The CoilMac M Plus features 4mm x 5mm oval holes that make the coil insertion process easier & faster than ever before. Because a Plastic Spiral Binding Coil is a continuous spiral, the oval holes provide a clear path for the coil as it is inserted into the book. No more struggling over coil that is caught on a sheet in your book! The Akiles "Plus" machines are the first & only pieces of equipment in their class to offer this advanced feature. Scroll down below the specifications for a real-life diagram of the hole patterns. Another difference between the CoilMac M and the CoilMac M+ is the revolutionary 4:1 pitch with .248" hole spacing that is specifically designed to give you 44 evenly-centered holes in an 11" sheet, providing the most ideal hole to edge-of-sheet margins and easier coil insertion. This hole pattern is 100% compatible with the standard 4:1 pitch coils.

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