Comb binding is a method of binding pages together into a book. In comb binding, the inside edge of the pages have a series of rectangular holes punched into them. A comb—a plastic spine with rings—is then inserted into the holes.
A book that has been comb bound can be opened to lay flat, but the pages cannot be opened 360° so that they are behind the page being read.
Comb binding also allows adding and removing of pages easily.
Advantages of comb binding
- Binding combs are available in diameters as small as ¼” up to 2″
- Combs can be re-used multiple times without outward signs of wear
- They are extremely durable
- Available in a variety of different colors
- Combs allow pages to be easily added or removed
- They can be printed on (titles, logos, etc.)
Common uses for comb binding
- inventory records
- sales sheets