Spiral bound books are popular for their low cost, amazing durability and professional presentation. Sheets print out on high-speed digital printers. The covers and inside pages (or "guts") are then punched for binding, and the bindery team inserts the spirals.
DocuCopies is synonymous with spiral bound books. We offer many options for paper and cover stocks as well as colored spirals, matching vinyl backings, poly covers and pocket covers to fit any custom book printing needs.
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Spiral binding comes in a variety of colors: Black, Red, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, White, Forest Green, Pink, and Clear and are available for the same great low price.
We generally recommend having heavy cardstock covers or clear plastic covers and vinyl backs, but we do occasionally see books without them. These covers will protect your inner pages and ensure the durability and long life of your spiral bound books while adding very little to your final price.
Spiral Books: How They're Made
Watch a short video on how we assemble spiral books:
For spiral bound books, the binding will go into the page approximately .28". To make sure you don't have any content that goes into or is too close to the binding, we recommend at least a .5" binding margin. If you are worried how the margins on your book will look, we recommend ordering a hard copy proof first before we print all of your books.
If you have page numbers in your file and are printing double sided, it is recommended to have alternating page numbers so they stay on the outer edges of the book. If you have your page numbers all on the left or right side of your pages, then half of the page numbers will be in near the binding of the book making it hard to navigate. For a professional look when printing double sided, alternate the location of the page numbers.