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Remember those spiral-bound notebooks you used in school? If so, then you’re familiar with mechanical binding. One of the most commonly used binding styles, mechanical binding offers a quality binding solutions at an affordable price. Learn more about the applications, styles, and advantages of mechanical binding in our blog!

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Mechanical Binding


There are tons of things you can use mechanical binding for. Here are a few examples:

  • Manuals
  • School agendas
  • Cookbooks
  • Calendars
  • Notebooks


  • Lay flat – Materials will lay flat.
  • Fold over – Most printed materials that were mechanically bound will fold over on themselves, which improves their functionality.
  • Economical for short runs.
  • Available in many different colors.


Wire-O Binding

This technique involves a spiral bound double wire that forms of continuous hinge of double loops of wire to hold the cover and leaves together. This allows the book to lay flat and fold over on itself, and facing pages align perfectly. In addition, because the ends of the hinges and connectors are hidden on the inside back cover, the product as a whole has a nice finished look.

Plastic Coil Spiral Binding

Plastic coil spiral binding uses closely spaced holes to connect loose pre-collated sheets. The advantages of this binding technique include a crushproof product with a modern look that is economical to produce.

Fully Concealed Wire-Bound Hardback

This technique uses a hardback cover bound with a wire-o binding that is fully concealed within the book. This creates a highly durable product that lays flat and hides the wire on the inside for a clean, hard cover on the outside.

Plastic Comb Binding

This binding technique uses a plastic binding filament that has teeth spaced at regular intervals that open, are inserted into punched holes, and close to secure the binding. One of the big advantages of plastic comb binding is that additional pages can be added if the need arises. Additional features include spine imprinting, multiple colors, and alignment of facing pages. Great for short runs.

To learn more about mechanical binding, contact Advantage Book Binding today. Advantage Book Binding can help you take your book binding project to a new level, taking into consideration budget requirements to provide you with the most cost-effective and project-specific solution for you. Please contact us today for more information, and keep up with us on FacebookGoogle +Twitter, and LinkedIn.