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Binding information

Binding information

Binding with Plastic Comb and Wire

Comb binding is one of many ways to bind pages together into a book. This method utilizes round plastic spines with 21 rings (for A4 size) and a hole puncher that makes rectangular holes.
Comb binding is sometimes referred to as plastic comb binding or spiral comb binding.
PHE distribute Gold Sovereign and Qupa Comb Binders; Qupa S60 Qupa S68 Qupa S100 Qupa S160 and Qupa D160
For large applications the Impress Binding system is recommended.

Wire bindingis another binding method of binding pages together to create a book, wires are sometimes used to create a more secure booklet as the wire spine once closed cannot be opened to add or delete pages

Binding process

To bind a document, the user first punches holes in the paper with the binding machine hole punch. Pages must be punched in sets of 10 to 20 pages at a time dependind on the model you choose. Front and back covers are normally used, they must be punched as well. In bulk applications the Qupa D electric series are foot operated allowing the operator to punch and bind more quickly.

Then the user chooses a plastic comb or wire with a spine size that will match the document. Standard sizes are 6mm  (for 15 sheets of 80gsm paper) up to 50mm (for 500 sheets) for combs and 6mm to 32mm for wires. Spine lengths are generally 300mm to match the length of A4 paper.

Plastic comb rings on the spine open and insert into the holes in the page, then rest against the body of the spine, resulting in a closure that can be opened again for making changes to the book.

Wires are pre-opened ready to insert into the holes in the paper and then need to be closed by the wire closer in the binding machine, this finishes the binding process