Are you looking for a way to bind documents, but are unsure exactly what binding types are out there? Let’s compare two of the most popular forms of binding – wire binding and spiral coil binding – to help you make your decision.
Wire binding, sometimes also referred to as “wire-o binding” is a great way to bind together documents that will be used as part of a professional presentation, report or proposal. Wire binding has an especially polished look and also allows for documents to open easily and lie flat. Therefore, wire binding is also the perfect way to put together a wall calendar.
Double loop or twin loop wire binding machines are available in both manual and electric models, such as the Akiles iWire 3:1 and the Tamerica OfficePro-34E, respectively. Both versions produce great results, however the electric models are better suited for higher volume applications, where efficiency is paramount.
Spiral coil binding is the process of binding together documents using plastic coils that are threaded through holes along the edge of the paper pages. Spiral coil binding is great because the plastic coils come in a wide range of colors and sizes and can economically bind documents up to 300 pages.
Spiral coil binding is perfect for cookbooks, training manuals and catalogs because pages can rotate a full 360 degrees and lay flat with ease. And while spiral coil binding may not look as sleek as wire binding, it is tremendously durable and resilient, making it the perfect choice for documents that are referred to on a consistent basis or bound documents that need to be sent out via mail.
To learn more about the various binding technologies on the market today, contact a knowledgeable sales representative at FilmSource, Inc. today, 888.241.7775.