Coil Binding is the most economical form of mechanical binding when using plastic or metal. It is commonly used for atlases and other publications where it is necessary or desirable to be able to open the publication back on itself without breaking the spine. There are several types but basically it is made by punching holes along the entire length of the spine of the page and winding a wire helix (like a spring) through the holes to provide a fully flexible hinge at the spine. GBC is when the holes are punched as slots and a single plastic one piece spine is used.

Fastback Binding uses a one piece cover with glue down the spine to quickly and easily bind documents without the need for punching. Individuals usually purchase "thermal covers" or "therm-a-bind covers" which are usually made to fit a standard letter size sheet of paper and come with a glue channel down the spine. The paper is placed in the cover, heated in a machine (basically a griddle), and when the glue cools, it adheres the paper to the spine. Thermal glue strips can also be purchased separately for individuals that wish to use customized/original covers.

Padding is a process that uses a single edge of glue to adhere sheets to each other. For example, small desk calendars, or note pads that you can tear off one sheet at a time.

If you need custom scoring to fold yourself, or if you would like us to fold and score your paper, we will be happy to. Just bring down what you have and let us know what you would like to end up with and we can make it happen.

We offer:

  • Coil or GBC
  • Fastback
  • Drilling
  • Stapling
  • Collating
  • Adhering
  • Numbering
  • Padding
  • Perforating
  • Scoring
  • Folding
  • Trimming
  • Laminating


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