Spiral Bound Books

Spiral bind books for attractive, durable presentations.

Spiral binding is popular for its low cost, amazing durability and professional style. Spiral bound books are perfect for custom planners, workbooks, training books and any project where the reader will be flipping pages around the back 360°.

What is spiral binding?

First, the book pages and covers are printed and punched for binding. The spirals (or coils) are then inserted and wound through the book. Spiral binding is then crimped at the ends to keep the books from unwinding. This creates an attractive, long-lasting spiral bound booklet, suitable for a wide range of hands-on uses.

Custom Spiral Bound Booklets

Spiral bound books can be customized to suit any theme. Choose from our huge paper catalog, plus colored coils, vinyl backings, color poly covers and pocket covers. And now, get instant pricing on nearly any custom size spiral bound book, too.

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The durable plastic coils come 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.

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Spiral Binding Margin
Binding Margin

For spiral bound booklets, 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.

Page Numbers

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.

Spiral Bound Book Templates

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8.5" x 14" Landscape
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4.25" x 5.5" Landscape
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6.625" x 10.25"
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Spiral Book Binding FAQ

Where can I get a book spiral bound?

Spiral bound book printing is our specialty. DocuCopies prints custom spiral bound booklets for training books, yearbooks, catalogs, journals, custom planners and more. Since 1982, we've served a diverse roster of printing clients, from big universities and Fortune 500 companies to small community churches and retail businesses.

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 least-expensive binding method. It is also the most durable and long lasting, so for many of our book printing customers, spiral binding is the clear choice.

You can print as few as 2 books and as many as you need. Change the quantity to see how this affects your price per book.

Is spiral binding durable?

We promote coil binding as the most durable and long-lasting option to bind your books. The coils 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 much margin is needed for the coil binding?

The holes through which we spin the spirals are punched about .28" from the binding edge. Adjust your print content inward from that point to ensure your margins are even and content is centered.

How many pages can be printed in a spiral bound booklet?

Hundreds! The exact number will depend on your paper type, but our automated price calculator will let you know if your page count is getting too thick.

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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