Coil binding is a complicated process that involves high tech coil binding machines. These coil binding machines provide bindery solutions to all kinds of organizations, from printing companies to automakers. Here are some of the top methods for binding:
Punching for mechanical binding has increased in popularity over the years because of how plastic coil and wire are now bound together. Printers are much more advanced than ever before, and just about every printer is now equipped with an automatic paper punching machine. The punching process involves a reciprocating steel die with pins and holes that punch up to 30 sheets per stroke, depending on the thickness and the paper stock. Keep in mind that if you’re after quantity, a solid automatic puncher can punch between 30,000 and 125,000 shifts per hour.
Stitchers run in-line with a printer’s digital engine and stitch-fold-trim sections are used for off-line production. Typically, all of the work is already assembled on a digital copier, and the only thing that is needed to finish the job is an off-line stitch-fold-trim machine, which is much less expensive than a tower collator.
Two of the most effective and efficient types of mechanical binding are double loop wire and plastic coil binding. It used to be that hand binding was the only way to coil books, which was true as recently as the late 1990s. If you’re working with large quantities of books, your best bet is automating your methods and using an innovative type of binding. Some of the best coil binding machines can even bind approximately 700 books per hour. Because commercial printing shipments are worth over $7 billion a year, it’s essential that the binding process is as efficient as possible.
Although an effective binding solution, case binding is the most expensive and time-consuming method available to printers. Case binding is most effective during the production of hardcover books, which require strips of cardboard for the case. After the cover sheet is secured over the cardboard strips, the book block is then glued to the case, followed by the squeezing of the book, which creates an opening and closing hinge inside the cover. Case binding produces some of the most attractive and professional-looking books, but for most printing needs, coil binding machines are a much more cost-effective solution.