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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Coil Binding

In coil binding, a spiral of wire or plastic is threaded through round holes punched in the book (Figure 3.26). As with comb binding, coil binding (also called spiral binding) allows a piece to lie flat when open. However, there’s no way to imprint a spine, and you must create a wide inner margin as you design the piece so that the printed area of the page will clear the punch holes.

Figure 3.26. Coil binding is suitable for notebooks, cookbooks, and textbooks. While this binding method allows a book to lie flat when open, there’s no way to imprint a spine.

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