Plastic Binding Comb Spine Guide

Binding Comb is still very popular with legal offices, small consulting firms, and others.

Plastic binding comb plastic binding comb spinesspines are the least expensive to purchase on the market. It is one of the most popular binding machines on the market. They are easy to use. Step one is to figure out what size you need to ensure you are using them properly. If you are using too much paper, getting the comb through the punch can be a time waster. Make sure that you are considering comb binding when designing your document. The design process, it really applies to comb binding.

So, we still have to ask the important questions you would for any project. How many sheets of paper? What covers will you be using? What color do you need?

Binding Comb Sizes

Let’s walk through the plastic binding comb and review the different sizes available, its uses and how many sheets they can hold. The difference between the coil measurements and a comb is coil uses metric sizes.

1/4” or 5/16”

  • Quantity is 100 per box
  • Binds up to 1/8” to 3/16”
  • Sheet Capacity is 20 to 40 sheets

If you are kicking out small documents with less than 20-40 sheets with covers, this is all you need. The only challenge is to not try to put more than the number it can handle. Not only will your document not come out nice, but you will be frustrated with the binding process. The combs may be difficult to get through your punched paper.

3/8” or 7/16”

  • Quantity is 100 per box
  • Binds up to 1/4” to 5/16”
  • Sheet Capacity is 50 to 70 sheets

For large RFPs or Employee handbooks, this is a size that may be more suitable for you. These are average sizes at best and the most popular in our store. It’s about the sheet size for sure.

1/2” or 9/16”

  • Quantity is 100 per box
  • Binds up to 3/8” to 7/16”
  • Sheet Capacity is 90 to 100 sheets

5/8” or 3/4”

  • Quantity is 100 per box
  • Binds up to 1/2” to 5/8”
  • Sheet Capacity is 120 to 150 sheets

Like plastic binding coil, you need to determine the number of sheets you will be printing. Go to our plastic comb binding page on our website and verify the size on our charge. Of course, you can also select your plastic binding comb to conform to your company marketing. Our standard colors come in:

Black, White, Red, Blue, Navy Blue, Clear, Forest Green, Maroon

If you need a sample coil, let us know. All our binding coil is made from recyclable plastic and environmentally friendly.

Author: Garry Jones

is President of Lloyds of Indiana, an Online seller of print finishing products and services located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Garry is a thought leader in the ever changing landscape of marketing and printing.

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