Wire binding is a popular commercial book binding method, and is known by a number of different names including twin loop wire, wire-o, double loop wire, double-o, ring wire and wirebind.More about Wire Binding
Coil 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, plastikoil, plastic coil, coil bind & ez-coilMore about Coil Binding
Comb binding is a popular binding style with the education sector due to its flexibility. This method uses round plastic spines with 19 or 21 rings and a hole puncher that makes rectangular holes.More about Comb Binding
Heavy duty dedicated paper punching machines for the high speed production of documents. Most commonly these machines have the ability to punch any binding style you require.More about Punching Machines
Tape binding is a document binding process that uses coloured linen strips coated in thermoplastic glue that, when melted to the spine and covers of a book, creates a strong and lasting bind.More about Thermal Binding
Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue.More about Perfect Binding
Surebind & Velobind
VeloBind & Surebind also known as Legal Binding involves punching several small holes along the edge of an unbound book, the binding strip is inserted then hot knives seal the strip in place.More about Surebind & Velobind
Case Making Machines
Case Making Machines are used for the creation of Hard Covers for book binding or thread sewing of high quality books. You can create any size, thickness & design you want on demandMore about Case Making Machines
Binding Machines from After Print Ltd
Binding machines are available in a range of styles, with each one having a different finish, and therefore fit for a different purpose.
Here at AfterPrint we have a vast collection of binding machines, enabling us to meet your requirements and offering the best product for you. As with all purchases we recommend doing your research of different binding machines first, to ensure that you are getting the right finish for your needs. It is also important to consider how often it will be used to ensure that you aren’t putting a small-scale machine into a heavy-duty set-up.
When considering the finish you are looking for, the brief descriptions below will give you an overview:
Wire binding is a popular commercial book binding method, and is known by a number of different names including double loop or twin loop wire, Wire-O, Ringwire and Wirebind amongst other names. With this binding method, users insert their punched pages into a C shaped spine (the wire) and then use a wire closer to squeeze the spine until it is round and encases the spine of the document. Documents that are bound with wire binding will open completely flat on a desk and allow for 360 degree rotation of the bound pages. Common applications include note pads, financial documents, educational aids and diaries.
Coil binding, also known as spiral binding, denotes a document that is bound with a helical coil and can open flat on a desk or table and offers 360 degree rotation for easy note taking. Coil binding is very durable and is often used for professionally bound documents that need to be mailed as the plastic coil has memory and is crush resistant. The coils used for this binding style are made of high quality PVC plastic and offer a secure high quality and professionally bound book on documents up to 50mm in thickness. Available in multiple colours it is commonly used in marketing production and schools due to its eye-catching appearance.
Comb binding, sometimes referred to as cerlox or surelox binding, is a popular binding style with the education sector due to its flexibility and ease of editing thanks to the re-useable binding combs. This method requires the user to punch 20 or 21 rectangular holes (for A4 size) into a document, most commonly in stages, before placing the document onto the plastic comb which is held open by the binding pegs (often integrated onto the same machine). Once the document is all fitted onto the comb the binding pegs are closed and the document is complete. The plastic combs are available in a variety of colours and sizes offering binding from 2 to over 500 sheets.
This method uses linen strips which have been coated with thermoplastic glue. When melted to the spine and covers of a book, creates a strong and lasting bind. The main advantage of this binding style is the simplicity of use and speed of binding. Unlike the other styles that require holes to be punched into the document prior to applying the binding spine of choice, thermal binding simply applies the spine in under 20 seconds no matter the thickness of the document. Commonly used in higher education or corporate environments this option creates an easy to read, lay-flat professional looking bind.
We see many examples of perfect binding daily, as this is the most commonly used soft cover book binding method but, also utilised in Hard Back Book production when used in tandem with a Case Making Machine. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. These machines are flexible to multiple sizes dependant on your need.
VeloBind & Surebind is also known as Legal Binding as it is most commonly used in the courts. This process involves punching several small holes along the edge of an unbound book, the binding strip is inserted then hot knives seal the strip in place. This method is more permanent than traditional ring or coil bound and suits up to around 750 pages.
Punching machines are designed to be a heavy-duty method of preparing your documents ready for binding. From semi-professional to heavy-duty professional our range will have the machine to suit your binding method.
Case making machines are designed to produce the outer case of a Hard Back Book, often utilised in tandem with other equipment such as a Perfect Binding Machine to create the inner book block. Our unique range of Case Making Machines enable fast, accurate and reliable production of Hard Case Book Covers, Single Piece Hard Covers for Wire Binding, High Quality Menu’s, Ring Binders, Clip Boards as well as a host of other covers associated with book production.
Speak to Our Team for Expert Advice
For more information on our range of binding machines or to discuss your individual needs to see which is right for you please contact us today and one of our team will be happy to help.