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Spiral Bound Books

Spiral bound book printing is professional and attractive.

Order spiral binding for durable, long-lasting booklets.

Whether you're printing books for personal use or professional settings, spiral bound books offer the best balance of low price, longevity and professionalism. Spiral binding, also called coil binding, is popular for a wide range of printed presentations.

Spiral binding is the preferred choice for printing training books, custom planners, and workbooks. This is partly because the user can flip the pages around 360° and lay them flat for writing. Lamination and waterproof paper options give users even more durability and protection. This makes spiral bound books the toughest and most long-lasting option for professionals in every business sector.

Spiral bound books provide versatile, on-the-job flexibility.

Spiral bound books use a plastic coil binding, which is why these are sometimes called coil bound books. The spirals are flexible and durable, which makes coil bound books ideal for repeat, long-term use. If your printed presentations will be used for months or years at a time, spiral bind your books for the longest shelf life.

Colored spiral bindings, custom cover options and more.

Customize your spiral bound books with dozens of paper and binding options to compliment your brand's image. Choose from our huge paper catalog, plus colored coils, vinyl backings, color poly covers and pocket covers.

See Related Article: Custom Book Printing Ideas

How do you spiral bind a book?

  1. Book pages and covers are printed on high-quality digital presses.
  2. Oval holes are punched for spiral binding with a mechanical die.
  3. The spiral bindings are inserted and wound through the books.
  4. Coils are cut and crimped as they come off the binding unit to keep the pages from unwinding.

The durable plastic coils come in a variety of colors: Black, Red, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, White, Forest Green, Pink, and Clear.

Spiral Binding Videos

Watch our spiral bound book printing service in action:

"Your work is impeccable! I can't believe how beautiful my workbooks look and how quickly you did the job and mailed them to me! I'm a devoted customer!"Susie M. - CA

"Always quality products and quality customer service. We frequently get questions about who prints our manuals and they always comment on how nice they are. Thanks for helping to make us look good."Shawn S. - VA

"I needed a less expensive way to print a huge training document and DocuCopies blew me away with the customer service and turnaround time. Will definitely use again! Thank you!"Rosey H. - NE

"I was pleased that the spiral-bound booklets came out perfectly. I was nervous about ordering bound books when I have always done the binding myself. But I'll have Docucopies do the entire job from now on. Nice work."JD S. - IL

"I wrote a 282 pg book and had no idea of how I was going to afford getting it printed up in some nice presentable form. Office Depot and all of the local printing shops wanted way too much money to accommodate my needs. Then as I was pretty much frustrated and ready just to give up, your website popped up on my phone internet screen. I thought that this was going to be " to good to be true", but then I sent an email of what I was hoping to get done and I got a quick response back. I even had this book scattered out in 9 different Word file document files, and your design department put it all together just as my instructions were given. You made everything work together perfect, and for a very affordable price. Then when I received my first shipment of spiral bound books, I was astonished at the finished project. I just couldn't believe how the whole process turned out so perfect! I have since then placed two more orders and have been able to get this Christian book distributed out in a way that I never dreamed it possible! Thank you so much in being the perfect resource in helping my ministry get the message of the Gospel out to many people all over the country! You guys are the BEST!!!"Kevin A. - LA

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Designing Your Spiral Bound Book

Spiral Binding Margin

Spiral Binding Margin

For spiral bound booklets, the binding will go into the page approximately 0.28". We recommend at least a 0.5" binding margin. This will ensure you don't have any content that goes into or is too close to the binding. If you are worried how the margins on your book will look, we recommend requesting a digital proof.

Page Numbers

If your page numbers are all on the left or right side of the sheet, half of the pages will have the number on the binding edge. This makes navigating the content more difficult. We recommend you alternate your page numbers from left to right to keep them on the opposite side of the binding. Keeping them centered at the bottom of the page is also a good option.

Spiral Bound Book Print Templates

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Spiral Bound Book Printing FAQ

Learn about spiral binding books and booklets:

Is wire or spiral binding better?

We promote coil binding as the most durable and long-lasting option to bind your books. The coils or spirals are incredibly strong but also flexible, adding to the books' versatility for travel and storage. Their construction is particularly useful for books which will be read flat on a surface or have pages turned all the way around the back, like a notebook. This makes them incredibly popular for cookbooks, training books, employee manuals, educational materials, resident/guest directories and much more.

How do I spiral bind a book?

Spiral bound book printing is our specialty. Unless you're only printing a couple books for personal use, it doesn't make sense to try to spiral bind booklets yourself. Spiral binding is perfect for training books, yearbooks, catalogs, journals, custom planners and more. We have provided spiral bound books for a wide range of clients since 1982. These include large universities, Fortune 500 companies, small local churches and retail stores.

We're optimized for high quality, cheap prices and fast spiral binding services. Most spiral bound books print and ship in 3-5 business days.

Is spiral bound book printing cheap?

After stapled booklets, spiral binding is typically the next cheapest binding method. It is also the most durable and long lasting. For many of our book printing customers, spiral binding is the clear choice.

Change the quantity to see how this affects your price per book.

How much margin is needed for the coil binding?

The holes through which we spin the spirals are punched about 0.28" from the binding edge. Adjust your print content inward from that point to ensure your margins are even and content is centered.

How thick can you spiral bind a booklet?

Hundreds of pages! The exact number of pages will vary depending on the type of paper. Our automated price calculator will inform you if your page count is too high.

Can you create custom size coil bound books?

Yes we can. Simply choose the next standard size up, then click Custom Size and enter your book dimensions. The calculator will update your book price automatically.

Will I receive a digital proof before you print my books?

In most cases, we do not automatically send a digital proof, so please request this in the notes if desired. We will send a link to your proof on our website, which displays it as it will layout — with the pages on the left and right and binding in the middle — so you can make sure everything looks correct with the sequencing and left-to-right orientation.

But there are some cases in which we must send a proof and receive approval before we can print:

  • Files which are not JPG, PNG or PDF
  • Any time you request file edits
  • If we happen to notice something that doesn't look right

Can you mail out my books?

Yes! Simply click Bulk Mailing on the order form and choose "Mail in Padded Envelopes." Upload your mailing list with your print files at checkout. We will print and spiral bind each book, insert them individually in protective envelopes and mail them typically in 3-5 business days. The exact USPS service used will depend on each book's weight. Please note that this service may not include tracking information.

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