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About Plastic Coil Printing

Dazzle Printing offers four binding styles, one of which is plastic coil printing. Plastic coil binding, also called spiral binding, is a great option for cookbooks, workbooks, journals, and planners. Plastic coil binding is like spiral notebooks used in school, except the coil is plastic instead of metal.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Plastic Coil Printing

Advantages of plastic coil printing include:

  • Plastic coiled books lay flat when open, so they are easy for users to write in and to consult for instructions.
  • You can turn one of the pages completely around so that one page instead of two pages is showing at one time.
  • The coils used are very durable and long lasting. Even when pulled or stretched, they will spring back into shape.
  • Since they are plastic, they are safer for children than wire-o binding.

Disadvantages of plastic coil binding include:

  • Plastic coil binding is more expensive than saddle stitch, perfect bound, or wire-o binding.
  • Since the bound edge of the page is punched with holes, you need to make sure to leave extra large margins so that no text is punched.

How Are Books Plastic Coil Bound?

  • 01 For plastic coil binding, the book is printed on large sheets on our digital presses. Depending on the finished size of the book, we print between 2 and 4 books on each sheet of paper. If the covers are not going to be laminated, we print the covers and inside pages together in full sets. If the covers will be laminated, we print the covers and inside pages separately.
  • 02 The covers and inside pages are then cut down to the finished size of the book. If the covers are laminated, they must be collated with the inside pages.
  • 03 The bound edge of the book is then punched on our automatic punch. The size of the coil depends on the thickness of the entire book. The proper sized coil is then spun through the holes on the book. The coil is longer than the book, so the ends are then cut and crimped so that the coil will not unwind from the book.
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Article on Plastic Coil Bound

For a more detailed description of the plastic coil binding process.

Plastic Coil Printing FAQs

What size plastic coil books can be printed?

Can you print landscape plastic coil books?

What is the minimum and maximum number of pages that can be plastic coil bound?

Can you print on the inside of the cover?

Do you offer clear plastic covers and colored back covers?

Do you offer lamination for covers?

Do you offer corner rounding for plastic coil books?

How should files be submitted?

Should the files be submitted as single pages or spreads?

Inspiration for Books

While you are getting your plastic coil book ready for printing, you might want to check out some of our Client Spotlights. Each Spotlight provides the details of a book we printed with the client’s thoughts on the process of printing with Dazzle Printing. Here are some plastic coil books you might want to take a look at:

Contact Us with Questions

Dazzle Printing is ready to print your plastic coil books! We offer an impressive list of benefits: low printing quantities, reasonable prices, outstanding quality, numerous paper and printing options, free shipping on orders over $399, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and awesome customer service. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-338-4329, email us at help@dazzleprinting.com, or chat with us online (our online chat is in the bottom right corner of every page on our website).

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