A frequently received question about coil binding is: "what spiral binding brands there are out there?". Without knowing what the options are, how can you make an educated buying decision, right? That is why we have put together a list of all of the spiral coil brands you can find here in the US, along with some comments about the brands that we have chosen to offer here at Binding101.
When it comes to the binding coils themselves, or the spiral binding supplies, the most often seen brand name is Spiralstic, which is often not labeled as the official brand. That means that even if you don't see the brand name listed when you buy, that doesn't mean it is not the official Spiralstic coil. Either way, the binding coils that we offer are made of a top-quality plastic filament that is formed with top-of-the-line equipment. The entire coil is solid in the chosen color, meaning that they are not coated, so the color will never flake off.
As far as equipment goes, there is more variety. The most popular brands for spiral binding machines include Akiles, Rhin-O-Tuff, Swingline, GBC, TruBind, Fellowes, James Burn, and more. Here at Binding101 we choose to offer the top-quality brands that we have evaluated and hand-tested to offer the most value to our customers. These brands include Akiles, Rhin-O-Tuff, and James Burn.
Akiles products is known to manufacturing high quality spiral binding machines at affordable price points, and in a variety of different volumes. This means that you can find Akiles coil binding machines for low volume (even individual users and hobbyists) up to heavy volume workloads for print shops. Akiles uses mostly metal components, while still keeping costs low enough to fall into the same class as flimsier plastic-made machines. This makes them uniquely sturdy. Akiles also has a unique ability to create new coil machines to fit as users' needs grow and change.
Rhin-O-Tuff, a brand of Performance Design, has been manufacturing heavy duty binding machines in the USA since 1994 and has created a new standard of quality and performance for machines in their class. They fill the needs most often displayed by print and copy shops, as well as large businesses that may been to bind several hundred books daily, on-demand. They have the longest manufacturer warranty in the industry, and truly stand behind their coil binding machines. They use only the best tools and parts to guarantee the best binding machine in the biz.
James Burn and Lhermite is world-renowned for their top-quality binding equipment for the commercial print and finishing industries. Their machines are designed specifically for the high-volume all-day users that produce thousands of books daily, and their quality of machine holds up to the challenge. Manufactured in the USA, James Burn spiral binding machines are the top of the line, across the board. They have been making this bindery equipment since 1932, and they were the first mechanical binding company in the US. They continue to be ahead of the game in quality.
In addition to the above, there are many other brands you will be able to find on the web. Here are four of the most popular ones...
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In her free time, Mallory's favorite things to do include volunteering at the animal shelter bottle feeding neonatal kittens, reading at the park, and binge streaming TV shows with her 3 furbabies and family beside her.