What binding style should i use?

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The first thing you need to ask yourself when book binidng is ‘what binding style should i use?’

When looking to bind a book, calendar or office document there is an option of 3 different binding styles that have different advantages to each.  These 3 choices are wire binding, plastic comb binding and spiral or coil binding as it is also known.  Here are some tips and advice on what to look out for when taking your document in to consideration.

Wire Binding

  • Recognised as the smartest, most secure and up market presentation and is favoured by the professions.
  • 360 degree page turn allowing the document to be opened completely flat or folded back on itself
  • Pages remain in perfect registration
  • Suitable for binding documents up to 34mm thick
  • Comes in 2 different pitches– 3:1 pitch stands for 3 holes to every inch allowing binding of up to 120 pages* and 2:1 pitch for 2 holes to every inch allowing binding of up to 340 pages*

Plastic Comb Binding

  • The main advantage is that if the document is continually being added to or changed the plastic comb can be opened up and pages changed with no damage or loss of comb.
  • Do not  get complete 360 degree page turn
  • The spine of the comb can be printed on, great to personalise or distinguish documents.
  • Suitable for binding documents up to 48mm thick.

Spiral/ Coil Binding

  • Spirals are virtually indestructable
  • 360 degree page turn allowing it to be opened completely flat or back on itself.
  • Pages go slightly out of registration when turned as the left hand side will drop lower than the right.
  • Suitable for binding documents up to 24mm thick

If you have any other questions regarding which type of binding would be best for you then don;t hesitate to contact Binding Store on 01442 531125 or info@bindingstore.co.uk

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