American Speedy Print Center

224 O'neil Court | Ste. 5

Columbia, SC 29223

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Binding Services

Coil Binding

This binding method is gaining in popularity. It offers flexible coil that withstands tough handling. If compressed, the coil bounces back to regain its shape. Coil is offered in a wide variety of colors. Books lie flat and open cover to cover 360°. Coil-bound documents may be bound up to 50mm or 2” in thickness. Coil is inserted through the holes manually or electrically with a coil inserter. Coil crimpers allow you to cut and crimp the ends of the coil holding the pages and covers in place. Coil binding is excellent for odd size reports. Coil bindings are available in 12” lengths for binding 11” lengths or shorter documents, and 36” lengths for larger size documents. Coil is available in 4:1 (4 holes per inch) or 5:1 (5 holes per inch), the 4:1 & 5:1 coils are not interchangeable. Coil binding machines are available with manual or electric punching and some feature electric coil inserting.

Wire Binding

Wire binding allows you to create hi-tech looking reports. The pages in wire bound books open 360° and lie flat. The wire loops encircle the pages. Wire bound reports, once bound, cannot be edited easily and the binding wire cannot be reused.

Velo Binding
VeloBind reports provide a sophisticated professional look. Excellent for legal briefs, transcripts, financial reports, and more. This secure sleek document is easy to mail and easy to file. VeloBind documents can be bound up to 3” in thickness and up to 14” in length. VeloBind strips are offered in a variety of colors. VeloBind 11-prong hot-knife strips provide a tamper-resistant bind, which is difficult to edit, and the strip cannot be reused. The desktop 4-prong strip allows you to open and close the same strip for easy editing of pages. Hot-knife strips and Desktop strips are not compatible. A Desktop VeloBind machine punches a 4-hole pattern, and uses the 4-prong strip. A hot-knife VeloBind machine punches 11 holes, and uses the 11-prong hot-knife strips.

Thermo (Perfect) Binding

There are no holes to punch. This heat-activated system uses a unique one-piece cover with a strip of hot-melt glue placed in the spine area. Your pages are inserted into the cover and placed into the thermal binding machine. The binding process is automatically controlled, and allows you to bind single or multiple books. Pages may be added or removed by re-heating the cover in the thermal binding machine. Standard covers bind up to 3/8” in thickness. Custom covers are also available.

Comb Binding

Plastic comb binding is one of the most popular methods of binding. The pages of comb-bound books lie flat for easy reading. The flexible plastic binding can be reopened and closed for easy updating of pages. After updating you can reuse the same binding comb. Pages can be bound up to 2 inches in thickness. Plastic comb bindings come in a variety of colors and are extremely cost effective. The standard length of a comb bind is 19 rings for binding 11” in length. Custom lengths are available. Comb binding machines are available with manual or electric punching.

Tape Binding

Tape Binding Systems bind by wrapping a heat-activated binding strip around the pages of the document and securing the pages together. The tape-bound documents are produced quickly and easily. No hole punching is necessary. We offer linen textured tape binding strips that are available in 11'' lengths and in 6 standard widths. The Tape Binding Strips allow you to bind from 5 pages up to 325 sheets of 20# bond paper. We offer a wide selection of tape binding colors. The finished documents lie flat and are easy to file and mail.

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