Complete Guide to Desktop Binding Machines and Binding Supplies:

What are Wire Binding Desktop Binding Machines?

Wire-O Desktop Binding Machines are simply another name for Twin Loop Wire Binding Desktop Binding Machines and Wire Binding Desktop Binding Machines. Wire-O offers many of the same benefits as coil binding, but is more sophisticated in appearance. You can produce very impressive documents with Wire-O Binding.  Specially formed Twin Loop Wire Binding Supplies are used for Wire-O Binding. Once the wire loops are inserted through holes that have been punched through your document’s cover and pages the loops are crimped closed to form a circle that allows your document to open 360 degrees.

What exactly are the Benefits of Wire-O Binding? Wire-O Binding offers not only an impressive appearance, but is also a very functional form of binding. The pages can be opened a full 360 degrees. This makes Wire-O binding an excellent choice for reports, directories, cookbooks, music books, instructional books and maintenance manuals. Other types of materials commonly Wire-O bound are Atlases and travel guides because they are easier to manage when traveling. The wires come in a variety of sizes to accommodate books of varying thicknesses. The more pages the book has, the thicker the wire gauge and loop diameter. The wires are available from Pro-Binding in 8 colors. Wire-O Binding Machines are available as manual punch and electric punch to fit any budget.

Wire-O Binding machines are available in two different hole patterns. The 3:1 Pitch machines punch 3 holes per inch on the binding edge, and 2:1 Pitch Machines punch 2 holes per inch on the binding edge. Choose a 3:1 machine if your documents are always less than ½”.  If your documents get larger, choose a 2:1 Pitch machine. We like the SRW360 ComfortPlus & WireMac-E31 for 3:1 binding machines, and the ECO ComfortPlus & WireMac-E21 for 2:1 Wire Binding Machines.

Feel free to call Pro-Binding at (866) 789-4330. We are experts at matching companies with the best machine for their application. Always use high quality Wire Binding Supplies from Pro-Binding. This will ensure you get a perfect Bind every time.

What are Coil Binding Desktop Binding Machines?

Coil binding is a popular desktop document binding system.  Coil bound documents open flat on a desk or table and offer 360 degree rotation. This binding style is durable and is often used for documents that need to be mailed. Coil binding Supplies are available in more colors and sizes than other binding styles.

The most common hole pattern used for Coil Binding is 4:1 Pitch which means there are four holes per inch along the binding edge. The holes for this style are either round or oval shaped, but if you are buying a new machine, get the oval hole pattern. It is much easier to insert the coils with oval holes. Supplies for binding documents with 4:1 pitch spiral coil are available in sizes ranging from 6 mm up to 50 mm in diameter. This allows for binding documents that are up to two inches thick.

One of the strengths of spiral coil binding is that the supplies are available in a variety of lengths & colors. Most users purchase spiral coils in twelve inch lengths. This spine is inserted onto an eleven-inch document and the excess length of coil is cut and crimped at each end of the book. However, the forming process for creating spiral coil binding elements allows them to be created in virtually any length.

Spiral coil binding supplies are also available in a wide variety of colors. carries the 11 most popular colors online. You can get many other colors by calling us at (866) 789-4330.  Coil binding spines are normally measured in millimeters and not inches. We list them in millimeters, but show the fraction equivalent for your convenience.

How does Coil Binding work?

Plastic spiral binding is a three-step process: punch, insert, crimp. First, a punch creates holes along the edge of the document. Second, a coil inserter spins the coils through the holes. Third, a pair of coil crimping pliers or a crimping machine is used to cut off the excess coil and crimp the end to prevent the coil from coming loose from the document. For an office application, our Renz machines are probably the best. They are very user friendly and will last for years. Our Akiles systems are also very good. They will perform extremely well and are very reliable.

Where can I get a Coil Binding System? stays away from the inferior binding systems that you may see online. You can be assured that if a machine is on our website it is a good investment! Got to Pro-Binding.Com or call (866)789-4330 for personal service.

What are Thermal Binding Desktop Binding Machines?

Thermal Binding uses heat to create a low cost but very professional look for your documents. This style of binding allows you to easily add or remove pages which have already been bound. This is one of the strongest desktop binding solutions available.

Thermal Binding machine can bind multiple documents in one minute. The glue used to seal the spine creates a very clean and professional look for your documents. How does it work? It’s actually very simple. In fact, it’s probably easier than most other types of binding. With the glue already in the spine of the cover, you insert your document in the correct size Cover, place the cover spine side down in thermal binding machine and touch the start button. That is all there is to it.

The machine will heat and liquefy the “glue” adhesive that has been pre-applied in the spine of the cover so that it binds to the paper you have inserted. In less than a minute the cycle is complete. Once it’s finished, you need to let your document cool for a few minutes so that the glue sets and keeps the paper secure.

Thermal binding is a more permanent form of binding, which looks very professional, but it’s not that easy to add and remove pages – although it is possible by reheating the spine.

Here is a quick guide of step by step instructions:

  1. Print your documents and select the correct size Cover.
  2. Place your document in the Thermal Cover and jog it in place.
  3. Place your document, spine side down, in the Thermal Binding Machine.
  4. Touch the start button. The thermal machine will alert you when the process is finished.
  5. When the binding cycle is complete, place your document on the cooling rack.
  6. Once the adhesive is cooled, your documents are ready to use.

There are many Thermal Binding Machines on the market, but we have found that the Pro-Bind 2000 or the MultiBind will give you the best value as Thermal Desktop Binding Machines .

What are Thermal Covers?

Well the clue is in the name really. These are document covers that have a pre-applied adhesive “glue” strip from the factory, specifically made for your new thermal binding system. There are various types of thermal binding cover available depending on what it is you need binding. Pro-Binding offers very low priced Utility Thermal Covers that have a linen back, clear front and spine sizes up to ½” thick. We also have higher quality Frosted Transparent Covers with spine sizes all the way up to 2”.

Pro-Binding also offers very high quality printed thermal covers, library quality Hard Covers and beautiful Photo Books. Feel free to call one of our customer service reps at (866) 789-4330. No one knows more about Thermal Binding than Pro-Binding.Com

Advantages of thermal binding:

  • It looks very professional
  • It’s quick, usually taking around a minute or less
  • No Punching Paper
  • Bind Multiple Documents at on time
  • If you’re looking to professionally bind something, then this is definitely the best option as it produces really excellent results in a short time with minimal effort. If you’re binding books then you’ll need thermal binding, and many print shops will also use it to bind documents. University dissertations looks fantastic when thermal bound, whilst solicitors may also use it when sending documents to clients and to court as it’s difficult to remove pages and is obvious if someone has done so.
  • If you’re office regularly produces brochures and catalogues and you want them to look sleek and attractive, then thermal binding is a great choice.

Feel free to call Pro-Binding at (866) 789-4330. We are experts at matching companies with the best machine for their application. Always use high quality Thermal Covers from Pro-Binding. This will ensure you get a perfect Bind every time.



What are Velo Bind Desktop Binding Machines?

Velo Bind is a type of book binding used by thousands of offices, and is often offered at copy and print shops. Velo Bind involves punching several small holes along the edge of an unbound book. The male end of a Velo Bind Strip with rigid tines is inserted into the holes from the top of the book, and a strip with corresponding holes is placed on the back with the tines protruding through. The Velobind machine holds the book tightly, the excess length of the tines is cut and the tips melted to seal the bind.

The most common style of Velo Bind Strips have eleven pins that are equally spaced across the spine. They are often called Hot Knife Strips and are used by a hot knife binding machine. Pro-Binding offers a number of different “Hot Knife” Velobind machines. The System One, System Two and System Three are premium machines. For VeloBind on a budget, choose the V2000 Pro or V3000 Pro.

Pro-Bind also carries Leatherflex Report Covers that perfectly match the VeloBind Strip.

Many people use the Leatherflex as the back cover with a Clear or Frosted Transparent front. The VeloBind system also creates hard cover books.. The BindRite VeloBind Strips from Pro-Binding work perfectly with all of these machines.