Choosing the Right Binding Machine

We stock a wide range of manual and automatic binding machines for all purposes, with products suited for infant and secondary schools, further education, copy shops, corporate print rooms and print companies, print finishing companies, print companies, Universities and larger corporate print environments.

It’s important to do your research before investing in a binding machine to ensure it can accommodate for your needs. The first thing to consider is how often you will use your machine; this will determine whether you need a light duty machine, perhaps for home use or a small office, or a heavy duty machine for frequent use.

You should then consider the type of finish you desire from your machine. Below is a brief summary of each type of binding machine we stock, which should help you decide which is the best solution for you:

Wire Binding Machines

Our wire binding solutions range from simple manual desktop solutions to highly durable automatic binding machines that are designed for heavy and constant use.

We offer wire binding machines in 2 formats, which are known as 3:1 (3 to 1) and 2:1 (2 to 1). 3:1 means that the wire loops round 3 times per inch, and is used to wire bind up to 120 sheets of 80gsm paper. 2:1 means that the wire loops round twice per inch, meaning that the wire can take more sheets of paper. 2:1 machines take up to 350 sheets and as standard is only available from size 10, which is around 135 sheets of A4 80gsm.

Comb Binding Machines

We offer a complete range of machinery capable of producing a traditional plastic bound document also known as comb bind. Comb binding is still very popular within the education market, with many schools and colleges still opting for this simple binding method due to its low cost, ease of operation and ability to bind up to 500 sheets.

Coil Binding Machines

Coil binding, also known as spiral binding, is a commonly used book binding style for documents. This binding style is known by a number of names including spiral coil, color coil, colorcoil, ez-coil, plastic coil, spiral binding, plastikoil and coilbind. Documents bound with helical coil (usually called spiral coil) can open flat on a desk or table and offer 360 degree rotation for easy note taking. This binding style is durable and is often used for documents that need to be mailed. Spiral coil binding spines are also available in more colors and sizes than other binding styles.

Legal Binding Machines

Surebind and Velobind are more of a permanent bind than Comb, Wire or Coil binding solutions. They produce a document that is riveted together using the Plastic Comb and Receiving Strip consumable. Legal binding machines are commonly used in the legal sector; offering a secure bind of up to 750 sheets, with the finished product ideal for transporting important documents to court.

Perfect Binding Machines

Perfect binding provides a similar result to a traditional paperback book. The Yellow Pages or Holiday Brochures are good examples of Perfect Binding. Paperback or soft cover books are also normally bound using perfect binding machines.

Paper Punching machines

We have a range of solutions from desktop single action to fully automatic binding machines which are capable of punching in excess of 100,000 sheets per hour.