You probably know mechanical binding best in the form of a spiral bound notebook. The ubiquitous classroom staple, spiral bound notebooks are just one type of book that falls under the category of mechanical binding. Basically, mechanical binding uses a metal or plastic filament to bind the pages of a book together. Mechanical binding works well for manuals, cookbooks, calendars, and of course, school notebooks and agendas. Here are the different options for mechanical binding.
This binding technique uses a double wire to spiral bind a book. It’s versatile, lays flat, and is very cost-efficient. In addition, it looks more finished when folded over onto itself because the ends of the connectors and hinges are hidden on the inside back cover.
Plastic Coil Spiral Binding
This mechanical binding technique is very versatile in that it offers lots of options for color, size, and pitch options for the plastic coil.
Fully Concealed Wire-Bound Hardback Books
This book uses the wire-O technique and encases the coil in a hard case binding, which gives the book added durability and strength.
Plastic Comb Binding
Plastic comb binding uses a plastic filament with teeth that are inserted into punched holes that close to secure the binding. This mechanical binding technique is very economical for short runs and can have an imprinting on the spine.
Advantage Book Binding has been in the book binding business since 1985, when we were founded on the principle “we do a quality book on time.” Since then we’ve seen plenty of changes both in and out of the industry. While some have sounded the death knell for books and other physical media, we believe that the fact that we continue to be an industry leader into the 21st century is a testament not only to our longevity as a company but to that of our craft. We think it’s important to keep books and physical media on the shelves, which is why we dedicate ourselves to providing you with the highest quality book binding and post press services available.Keep up with us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments.