Nine Ways to Bind Your Documents Reports and Presentations

Published: 22nd October 2009
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They say that looks aren't everything. But let's face it: looks DO matter, especially in business. One of the best ways to give your company a boost is to improve the look of your products and that includes your company's documents, reports, and other paperwork. But how do you bind these documents? Is comb binding better than wire binding? How about thermal binding? Or what about using a good, old-fashioned three-ring binder or even the humble staple? Check out our list of the top ten ways to bind your documents so you can make an informed decision about how to bind your products.



  1. Staples. The staple is without a doubt the most commonly used binding method. After all, stapling is easy, cheap, and fast. And sometimes that's what matters. But if you need something more professional-looking, continue reading to discover eight other binding methods that are available for your organization.
  2. Comb Binding. One of the most popular and cost-effective binding methods, comb binding is a good choice for both businesses and individuals. This style of binding features 19 rings for a standard 8.5 x 11" document and the combs come in a variety of colors, allowing for easy personalization.
  3. Wire Binding. The wire used in this type of binding comes in a "C" shape and is squeezed shut using a special wire closer. This type of binding is also known as twin loop wire, double loop wire, or wire-o binding, and typically uses 21 or 32 holes for a standard 8.5 x 11" document.
  4. Coil Binding. Also known as spiral coil binding, color coil binding, and coilbind, coil binding entails spinning a coil through the holes at the edge of a document. The ends of the coil are then bent over with pliers to secure the spine.
  5. Thermal Binding. If you want your document to truly look like a book, check out thermal binding. In this type of binding, you place your pages in the spine of a preformed cover that comes with a special thermally activated glue. When you place the cover into the binding machine, the glue is heated and the pages are bound. After the glue is cooled, you have a perfectly bound document that looks and feels like a real book.
  6. Unibind. This type of binding is similar to thermal binding, but in this method, the spine of the book is made from steel, allowing for a more durable finished product. Unibind is a good method to use when creating photobooks and hardcover documents.
  7. Velobind. Popular with law and government offices, this is a good binding option for organizations that demand document security. Velobind uses two plastic strips (one at the front, the other in the back) which are Riveted into place with a hot knife to secure the document.
  8. Proclick. This is a great choice for businesses that have documents that need to be frequently edited and updated, especially away from the office. Proclick spines are easy to use - they simply snap shut and and can be opened with a special tool that comes with the supplies. This binding style is popular with sales people and professional sales organizations. Proclick spines are used with a 3:1 pitch hole pattern (32 holes for an 11" document).
  9. Zipbind. Similar to Proclick spines, Zipbind is an easy-to-use binding system that allows users to easily open and close the binding, making it a breeze to update important documents using a zipper-like tool. This is a good companion to a GBC comb binding system, allowing for flexibility on the go, as well as a different look than regular comb binding.



If you need more information about choosing a binding machine for your office, you might want to visit Mybinding.com. They carry a huge selection of Binding Machines for almost every style of binding. In fact, they carry one of the largest selection of binding machines available on the internet. Choose a binding machine for comb binding, coil binding, wire binding, thermal binding, proclick, velobind, zipbind, unibind, or fastback binding. Plus they also carry a huge selection of Binding Supplies at great prices.



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