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Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Business |

A Review of the Types of Bookbinding

Depending on where you reside or work, Wisconsin may seem remote for a bookbinding company. However, when you consider the technological advances in bookbinding, Wisconsin or any other geographical location is becoming less and less of a factor in both speed and costs.

Binding Types
* Plastic Comb Binding uses a plastic comb to capture the pages; it also allows for the removal and addition of pages after the document is bound.
* Wire-O Binding places wire into square, rectangular, or round holes, ending with a closed seam. The advantages of Wire-O binding are creating a lay-flat page when folded and cross-alignment across two pages.
* Plastic Spiral Binding features coils with elasticity. The lightweight coils make it durable, scratch-resistant and convenient for mailing. Plastic Spiral Binding is popular for children’s books and calendars. Similar to Wire-O binding, plastic spiral binding features lay-flat use. With Inline Binding, plastic filament is formed into various sized coils before being bound into the documents. The all-in-one process involves punching the pages, inserting the coil, and cutting and crimping the coil ends.
* Nylon-Coated Wire Spiral Binding is a common form of mechanical binding. This binding application also allows for lay-flat easy use. The “roll-over” characteristic of a wire spiral bound book allows the user to conveniently fold the book completely back.
Plastic Comb, Wire-O, Plastic Spiral and Wire Spiral binding are all available in a variety of standard and custom colors. Using the Bielomatik machine, a plastic or wire spiral bookbinding order in Wisconsin can be completed in a short amount of time and shipped anywhere in the U.S.

The Bielomatik
Bielomatik Leuze GMBH & Co produces the Bielomatik machine in Neuffen, Germany. There are only two Bielomatik machines in the U.S.— one in Neenah, Wisconsin.

The Bielomatik is a fully automated binding machine for spiral wire and plastic binding. Binding at speeds of 24-30 books/minute, the Bielomatik’s production is five times faster than other binding methods. That speed significantly reduces labor costs and affords for many customized colors. Even adding shipping costs to customers across the country, the machine can bind 15-25% less in costs than other binding machines throughout the industry.

At Binding Edge, Inc., we can keep your costs reasonable and customize your order to fit your exact visions. For a custom quote, contact us today at