Large-diameter Plastic Spiral Binding
Products such as directories and training manuals often pack a lot of information between their covers. That often results in a thick book; as the number of pages increases, the binding possibilities decreases. Since these types of books are often used on a desk or table, a layflat binding solution is a must. Large-diameter plastic spiral binding fits the bill, but it can be costly and slow at most binderies.
That's where Eckhart & Company stands apart from the pack. Our automated plastic spiral binding capabilities offer high-quality production and quick turnaround times. Let's take a look at this process:
An Automated Process - The first step in Eckhart & Company's large-diameter plastic spiral binding process is the collating and punching of the book block. The plastic spirals are then formed from spooled wire and automatically inserted through holes punched in the book block. Both ends of the binding element are then crimped and the finished product is trimmed and delivered.
Design Considerations - Large-diameter plastic spiral binding applications require holes to be placed a little further in from the binding edge than with thinner books. We also use a thicker-gauge wire on large-diameter projects for added strength and durability. For those reasons, be sure to leave at least a 3/8-inch margin between your copy and the trimmed binding edge.
The Eckhart Advantage
At Eckhart & Company, high-speed mechanical binding is our strength. Our Bielomatik automated plastic spiral binding machine was designed specifically for this binding style, giving you plenty of design and scheduling flexibility. Our automated capabilities continue with spiral wire and Wire-O production. Related services such as index tabbing, folding, trimming, scoring and shrink wrapping can also be performed in-house for even greater savings of time and money. Call us today to begin planning your next successful project.