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Coil Diameter Guide

Use this handy chart to determine which size coil is right for your project. For more information on availability and color options available, please see the Coil Color Guide or call us if you have additional questions.

Double Loop Guide

Use this handy guide to make the right double loop wire diameter for your project.

 

19 Ring Wire Guide

Use this handy guide to make the right 19 ring wire diameter selection for your project.

Customer Resources
Coil Color Guide

Most coils sizes are stocked in the following colors; Black, White, Clear, Blue, Red, Maroon, Navy and Forest Green.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Popp, we pride ourselves in knowing our product and having the answers to your questions. Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, email us at popp@rrt.net or call us at 1-800-437-4787.

Entries in Coil Binding (6)

Tuesday
Jan262016

What colors do coil bindings come in?

Choose from 45 different color selections. See our Color chart.

Tuesday
Jan262016

Oval Holes vs. Round Holes in coil binding

The oval hole pattern uses a 4:1 pitch (0.248") versus the standard round hole 4:1 pitch (0.250") 
Most coil binding machines are made with round hole punches. The oval hole pattern pitch is designed to give you 44 evenly-centered holes on an 11" sheet, and make it easier for pages to turn and the additional height of the oval makes it easier to insert the coils.  The hole pattern is compatible with standard 4:1 pitch coils and can increase productivity by as much as 40%.   

Tuesday
Jan262016

Which is the best pitch for coil binding?

 A 4:1 pitch hole pattern is the most widely used as you are able to bind more sheets of paper; the 5:1 pitch hole pattern has a "tighter" look and works well for thinner books and presentations.

Monday
Oct252010

How should you store 36" length coil bindings?

36" coils that are stored in boxes should be placed horizontally on shelves or in storage areas to ensure they will lie flat and remain straight.

Thursday
Mar252010

What does the pitch mean in coil or wire bindings? (2:1, 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1)

Pitch refers to the number of holes per inch. 

Thursday
Mar252010

Can you use 4:1 and 5:1 coils on the same machine?

No, they are not interchangeable.  They need different spaced punched die sets. See different Hole Patterns

The 4:1 hole pattern will bind about 230 total pages because the holes are spaced farther apart.
The 5:1 hole pattern will bind about 150 total pages.