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Twin Loop Coil Binding - What is it and Why use it? 

Twin loop wire coil binding is a popular method of bookbinding that uses a double-looped wire coil to bind pages together. This method of binding is commonly used for books, calendars, and other printed materials that require a durable and professional finish. Here we'll explore the benefits of twin loop wire coil binding and why it might be the perfect binding method for your next project.

Durability
Twin loop wire coil binding is one of the most durable binding methods available. The double-looped wire coil provides added strength and stability to the bound pages, making it ideal for books and other printed materials that will be handled frequently. The wire coil also helps prevent the pages from falling out, ensuring that your printed material stays intact and secure.

Professional Appearance
Twin loop wire coil binding is a popular choice for businesses and organizations that want to present a professional image. The wire coil provides a sleek and modern appearance that can be customized with a variety of colors and finishes to match the look and feel of your printed material. This professional appearance makes twin loop wire coil binding an excellent choice for presentations, proposals, and other important documents.

Flexibility
Twin loop wire coil binding is a highly flexible binding method that can accommodate a wide range of paper sizes and thicknesses. The wire coil can be customized to fit the exact specifications of your printed material, ensuring a perfect fit every time. This flexibility makes twin loop wire coil binding an ideal choice for books, manuals, and other printed materials that require a high degree of customization.

Lay-Flat Capability
One of the most significant advantages of twin loop wire coil binding is its ability to lay flat. The wire coil allows the pages to open and lay flat, making it easier to read and reference the material. This lay-flat capability is especially important for books and manuals that will be used for reference and study.

Easy Editing
Twin loop wire coil binding allows for easy editing and updating of printed material. The wire coil can be easily removed, and new pages can be added or removed as needed. This flexibility makes it easy to update and revise your printed material, ensuring that it stays current and up-to-date.

Cost-Effective
Twin loop wire coil binding is a cost-effective binding method that can save businesses and organizations money. The wire coil is affordable and easy to use, making it an excellent choice for short-run projects and small print jobs. Additionally, twin loop wire coil binding can be done in-house, eliminating the need for outsourcing and saving on production costs.

Twin loop wire coil binding is a durable, professional, and cost-effective binding method that offers a wide range of benefits. Whether you're looking to create a book, manual, or other printed material, twin loop wire coil binding can provide a sleek and modern finish that will impress your audience. With its flexibility, lay-flat capability, and easy editing, twin loop wire coil binding is an excellent choice for businesses and organizations that want to present a professional image while keeping costs low.

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Plastic Coil Binding - What is it and Why use it? 

Plastic coil binding, also known as spiral binding, is a popular and innovative binding method that offers many advantages over traditional binding methods such as plastic comb binding and wire binding. This cleverly designed system offers greater durability and color options than other methods, making it an excellent choice for many applications.

Plastic coil binding has been around since the 1960s, starting in the USA and quickly finding a new market for this interesting plastic product instead of the traditional wire bindings. The new plastic spiral binding meant books could open 360 degrees, lay flat and, with improvements in materials over the years, the plastic spirals were virtually indestructible, didn’t mind being crushed or pulled and were available in literally hundreds of colors.

There are several advantages of plastic coil binding that make it well worth considering. Firstly, there is a virtually unlimited choice of colors available, making it easy to match the binding to any company branding. Transparent coils are also extremely popular, giving a modern twist to any document. Secondly, plastic coils are extremely durable and hard-wearing. The springy tough plastic used means that coils can be pulled, stretched, stamped on and still spring back into perfect shape. This contrasts with traditional wire binding, where the wire can easily be crushed out of shape or even pulled out of the binding, rendering the document useless. Thirdly, plastic binding is widely used in schools, hospitals, and play areas where the sharp ends of wire binding represent a real safety hazard. The plastic and closed crimped ends of coil make it much safer for children.

In addition, plastic coil binding is a long-lasting option. Old manuals and books bound with plastic coil many years ago are routinely found as bright and strong now as they were originally. With plastic comb binding, the combs can crack and go brittle after as little as 5 years, with constant use they can break down much quicker.

Once your document is bound with plastic coil, the ends are crimped and no pages can be added or changed without redoing the full binding. This provides simple security and ensures that your document stays secure. Traditional plastic comb binding is the opposite, pages can be pulled out, added, or reordered just by pulling on the binding.

As for any potential cons of plastic coil binding, the only issue that may arise is the initial cost of setting up the system. However, the cost is generally not higher than that of wire binding, and the benefits of plastic coil binding far outweigh any additional cost.

To use plastic coil binding, you will need to purchase a punch that is suitable for coil binding or an automated punching line that can be adjusted for coil punching. The insertion is often part of a punching machine, rollers spin the coil into the punched document, and finally, each end of the coil is crimped to finish the document. There are many machines and systems available, and PFS is always happy to provide no-obligation quotations or send you full information on the range of systems available.

Overall, plastic coil binding is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a durable, secure, and customizable binding method. With its many advantages and versatility, it's no wonder that more and more people are turning to plastic coil binding for their binding needs.

 

What is pitch? 

Pitch refers to the number of holes per inch or the hole spacing, which is reflected in a ratio that includes the number of holes and the inch measurement. In the United States, the standard pitch for plastic coil binding is 4:1, meaning there are four holes for every one inch of length. This pitch is the most popular for coil spines and is considered the standard spacing for coils in the US.

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