How To Spiral Bind Papers?

posted this on Mar 3, 2016

This video answers the question of "How to Spiral Bind Papers".  The process really isn't very hard and the video will show you how to do it in just a few simple steps.  Watch and see how to use your spiral coil binding machine to punch the sheets, insert the coil through the holes either by hand or with a coil inserter) and then use a special pair of coil crimping pliers to crimp the ends of the coil so that it doesn't wind back off the edge of your book.  Watch the video, try it for yourself and if you still have questions feel free to give us a call or leave a comment below and we will be glad to help.


Here is the transcript of this video:

Welcome to MyBinding's How To video. Today's question is how to spiral bind papers. Spiral binding, as it's commonly known, is actually referred to as coil binding in the binding industry. And that is simply taking papers and a cover, a spiral shaped bind, or a coil bind, and putting them all together for a great looking presentation. As you would imagine, there are many coil binding machines and systems on the market today. We'll use the iCoil 41 by Akiles to do a demonstration step-by-step of how to bind a book with a spiral, or a coil, bind. We picked this small scale machine to use because it contains all the steps of the process of coil binding, including an electronic coil inserter. The first step is to take the covers of your project, put the side that's to be punched into the punching throat of the machine on the back side. Here's where you adjust the side margin control to set the machine so that all punches are consistent throughout your entire project. And you make your punch by pulling the lever down. Some punching machines are electronic in this feature. Next, you punch through all the sheets of your project. You'll do this in smaller batches and according to the punch capacity of the machine you're working with. Once you've punched through all your sheets, assemble your book in order. Now it's time to bind. This is where you need to choose the right size coil or spiral bind for your project. Many of the coil binding machines on the market have very useful measuring tools built into the machine so that you can decide what is the right size coil for your size project. The binding process is generally begun by hand by threading or twisting the spiral bind through the first few holes of your book. And you'll continue to thread the bind of your book with the coil either by hand, or by an electronic coil inserter. As you could imagine, this feature is pretty handy and makes things much faster. The finishing touch with coil binding is used with coil crimping pliers. With a simple squeeze, the end of the coil is snipped off and the end is twisted in for a great looking finish. And there it is, the how to of how to spiral bind papers. For more articles, how to's, demos, and reviews on all things binding, check out MyBinding.com.

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