Perhaps two of the most common binding styles, comb binding, and wire binding are used for a number of different purposes. Depending on what you need to get bound, your choice of binding technique will obviously vary. For example, comb binding is used mainly by businesses and schools, while wire binding is used to bind scripts, reports and portfolios.
Comb binding has been around for almost half a century, and despite how old it is, it is still one of the most preferred methods of binding documents. This is because it offers so many advantages that other techniques of binding, even popular ones like wire binding, do not.
Regardless of which industry you belong to, binding documents are always going to be part of your business, and it is critical that you get this done in the most time and cost-efficient manner without compromising on quality. And how would you be able to achieve this? By purchasing a comb binding machine for the copy room in your office, of course.
You may want to consider comb binding over wire binding and here are some points to help you make up your mind. These advantages comb binding offer over wire binding are truly worth considering.
- Comb binding is affordable and simple
Comb binding is one of the most inexpensive techniques of binding documents, which is why it is the preferred choice of binding among businesses and schools, where binding has to be done in bulk. The process is also fairly simple, compared to wire binding, especially if you have the comb binding machine. In short, comb binding is more time and cost-efficient than wire binding.
- Comb binding allows to add more pages even after binding
The great thing about comb binding is that when you use plastic combs to bind the pages of a document together, you can reopen it later on. This means that even after binding, you can always add more pages or remove pages as required. This quality that enables editing is not available in wire binding.
- Comb binding allows for easy reading or writing
With comb binding, you can bind as little as 2 pages, or as much as 500 pages. Regardless of how many pages are bound together, you can always lay the pages flat on any surface. This makes it easy to read or write on, or even photocopying. On the other hand, if you use wire binding, especially if you bind a lot of pages together, it becomes difficult to turn the pages fully.
- Comb binding allows you to customize your bound document
You can choose from a range of different coloured plastic combs for binding your documents, so as to make your file look more professional or to match your brand’s color scheme. Typically, white or black are the safest and most commonly available option.
You can see The Whiteboard Shop's range of comb binding machines at the following link: Comb Binder Machines – The Whiteboard Shop