I’ve been asked a few times what my favorite book binding format is. While this isn’t the opinion of ABC Office as a company, I do have a preferred binding format that I really like to use for my own booklets. That format is coil binding. Here are a few reasons why I like coil bound books.
I have to say that my top reason for my coil binding preference is the durability of the format. Modern coil binding machines use PVC coils. These coils are almost indestructible. When you’ve tucked bound reports in backpacks, shoved them in piles of books or thrown them in the back of a car, you truly begin to respect coil binding.
The second reason I really like coil bound books is the color selection. You can get PVC coils in just about any color you want. Common coil colors include red, blue, black, white, brown and much more. This great color selection allows coils to easily blend and match with binding covers.
The third reason I like coil is accessibility. Coil bound books are probably the easiest when it comes to page turns. The pages slide along the smooth coil spines without any issues. I think pages are easier to turn that comb or wire and are much easier to turn than VeloBind. Coil bound pages can also wrap around an entire 360 degrees, which is awesome for manuals, instructional booklets, cookbooks and more.
The fourth reason I like coil is speed. Binding books with coil is extremely fast, especially when done on a machine that includes an electric coil inserter. Simply punch your paper, insert the coil and crimp off the ends. I can personally bind a ¼” thick booklet in less than a minute with coil.
Manufacturers, like Akiles and Intelli-Zone, make some solid coil binding machines. A reliable machine is a huge plus, and with coil binding, quality machines are plentiful. You can find our entire selection of coil binding machines here.
Do you have questions about coil binding? Feel free to speak with one of our coil binding specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788.