Comb, Coil, and Wire Binding – the differences

November 2, 2011 · Print This Article

When researching different binding methods – such as comb, coil and wire binding – you will see that customers have many different options to choose from. Each type of binding method has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you are struggling to choose the right binding method for your project, a good idea would be to find out more about the applications of each type of binding method.

Here are some of the main differences between these popular forms of binding:

Comb binding

With comb binding, a long, plastic cylinder with small, curling spikes is used to hold the different pages of a document together. The small spikes fit into tiny holes that are created on the left-hand side of the pages. Comb binding is often used to bind booklets, training manuals or guides. This binding method is one of the neatest and tidiest binding options as it keeps pages securely in place and guarantees that no edges will peak out at the corners. A major advantage of comb binding (when compared to coil and wire binding) is the price, as it is one of the more affordable binding options available on the market

Coil binding

With coil binding, a plastic or metal wire is spiralled through the holes of the paper to keep the documents in place. Choosing a colourful plastic coil can add some character and colour to your bounded document or report. Wire coil binding, on the other hand, can make documents look more professional and it is often used to bind proposals, documents and reports. This binding method is extremely durable which makes it a fantastic option for booklets and other documents that will be handled frequently.

Wire binding

Wire binding involves the use of thick wired loops to attach the pages of a document. Wire binding is a sturdier alternative to plastic binding.

Investing in coil, wire or comb binding will help you present a professionally bound manuscript, report or booklet.

Contact Minuteman Press Benoni for all your binding and finishing needs.

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