Comb vs coil binding for books

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For many applications like presentations, events and proposals, there are a large number of printed pages available which have to be bound together in book form so that they can be mailed or given to the customers, staff or others. Coil and comb binding are some of the most popular methods of binding a large number of pages quickly. These methods are similar in some aspects, since holes are made in all the papers and sheets which are to be bound, and then a coil or comb is used to bind them together. Many of the businesses are offering both these binding methods, so customers would like to compare Coil Binding vs Comb Binding before choosing a specific method for binding.

One of the main advantages of comb binding compared to coil binding is that it can be easily opened up if required. Often marketing and other presentations are compiled into a book by binding and these have to be updated adding or changing a few new pages. So if the comb binding is used it is easy to open up the binding and change or add the pages without any additional cost. On the other hand, if coil binding has to be removed, it is very tedious and the coil often has to be destroyed. So changing the pages for coil binding is tedious and expensive compared to comb binding.

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On the other hand, coil binding is considered more durable compared to comb binding. For coil binding, a large number of small holes are made using machine and the distance between these holes is also less. The coil used is also stronger and more durable. So pages are less likely to fall out of the coil bound book, it can be used roughly and sent in the mail. For comb binding the holes in the pages which are bound are larger and the distance between the holes is also more. Hence the pages in a comb bound book are may fall out. Hence books with comb binding should not be used roughly.

While both comb and coil bound books can be kept flat on the surface for photocopying applications, one of the advantages of using the coil binding is that it can rotated or folded back through 360 degree if required without affecting the binding. So coil binding is used in applications where the book is used for writing or reading in small areas, and the book has to be folded. Also the comb for binding is usually available only in fixed sizes, while the coil can be supplied in different sizes. Hence coil binding is suitable for binding books in non standard sizes without additional cost.

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Most book binders are offering coils as well as combs in different colors according to the customer requirement. Since the coils are made from thin plastic or metal wire, it is not possible to print a message or company logo on the wire coil. In contrast, the comb used for comb binding can be provided in any color and it can have the company name, message or logo screen printed on it, if required by the customer. Hence comb binding is preferred for company branding, presentations, marketing literature, since it is easy to customize the comb used for binding.

Coil binding is a newer technology which has been developed more recently for binding the books compared to comb binding which was used for many decades. The comb used for binding is usually made only from plastic, while for coil binding the customer can choose between a metal or plastic coil depending on their budget and application. The metal coil can be crimped at the end to prevent slippage of paper, though it may get distorted. On the other hand, the plastic coils cannot be crimped, though they will not get distorted.

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Though machines are now available for punching the holes, and binding the sheets together, it is observed that the time taken for coil binding is usually more compared to comb binding. This is because the number of holes on a book with coil binding per inch is more than the similar sized books with comb binding. Hence the cost of coil binding is usually more than comb binding. Both the binding methods can be used for at least 300 pages, though a minimum of 5 pages are required for comb binding. Hence depending on whether flexibility, durability or price is important, either binding method can be used.