A coil binding machine is a device that punches and binds spring-like coils into the spine of a document. The coils are often referred to as spirals. They are very similar to the old spiral notebooks you may have used to used in school.
Coil, or spiral binding is rapidly growing in popularity. A big reason is coil binding looks good and is relatively easy to do. Once the holes are punched, the binding element is literally spun through the holes with the aid of an electric coil inserter, located on the front of the coil binding machine. And, another benefit of coil binding is the coil-bound pages can wrap around for easy access and reading. A coil-bound booklet can lie flat on a table or desk without closing.
This is the essential element that binds the sheets of paper and cover stock together. The end result looks like a professionally produced booklet. The biggest difference between plastic coil binding and old-style spiral notebooks is the binding element itself. Coil binding pieces are manufactured from PVC plastic rather than metal.
PVC plastic coils are highly durable, are almost impossible to crush, and do not bend or easily stretch with use. Plastic binding coils are also available in a wide array of colors, diameters and lengths. Coil binding supplies are made in two different patterns. These include 4:1 and 5:1 pitch. The hole pattern, or pitch for a 4:1 coil binding machine simply punched four holes per inch. The 5:1 pitch coil is used with machines that punch five holes per inch.
It’s a good thing to note that 4:1 and 5:1 pitch supplies are not interchangeable between machines. Once a coil binding machine has been purchased, the end-user must purchase the right pitch binding supplies for the machine. So, why are two hole patterns offered? A 4:1 pitch machine binds more paper than 5:1. That’s because the punched holes are spaced farther apart, making it easier to turn the pages of a larger document.
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