Coil binding or commonly named “spiral binding” is a versatile and common book binding method for various documents and presentations. This binding style has many names including spiral coil, color coil, ez-coil, plastic coil, spiral binding, plastikoil and coilbind. The benefit of using this method of binding is that the document can open flat on a desk or table and even provide the ability to wrap around fully on any page. Coil binding spines can come in various colors and thicknesses as the client requires. Additionally to coil binding, Pacom has the ability to provide an very safe method of binding, the wire-o binding.
A common method of binding a manual or book, plastic comb binding is the process of using round plastic spines with corresponding rings and a hole puncher that makes rectangular holes. The rings are inserted into the rectangular holes to bind the paper together after collation.
Side sewn book binding refers to when the text block of pages are sewn through at once along the binding edge. When compared to signature-sewn book binding, side sewn books can be considered simpler to prepare. The downside is that the book does not open completely flat. This might cause a loss of real estate on the page’s visibility near the gutter. When using side sewn binding, consider the placement of artwork or text to ensure that it remains visible.