Spiral Binding Your Business Presentation

May 19 09:10 2010 Jeff McRitchie Print This Article

There are a few different programs you can use to create your presentation, depending on what the purpose of your document is. Spiral binding is a great and simple way to create great looking business presentations. Here are a few tips to get you started.


Spiral binding is a great and simple way to create great looking business presentations. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Creating the Presentation:

There are a few different programs you can use to create your presentation,Guest Posting depending on what the purpose of your document is. In some cases, you can use MS Word to create your pages. If you are adept at any of the layout programs, however, such as Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress, that may be a better way to go. These programs let you import photographs and other graphics with ease, and give you a lot more creative freedom to make your pages really look great. If you are comfortable designing the pages yourself, great, if not you can hire a pro or get someone in your graphics department to do it for you.

Printing and Punching:

Use the best printing capability that you have, or take your pages elsewhere to get them printed in very high quality. For the most part, with spiral coil binding, you will want to use standard 8.5 by 11 sheets. You can either find the pages pre-punched, or use your binding machine to do the punching yourself. If you are using pre-punched sheets and are doing the printing yourself, make sure that you place the sheets with the holes to the left side of the printer. You may want to print a test sheet to make sure you have your orientation correct.

If you are punching the pages yourself, make sure that you stay well within the manufacturer's stated sheet punching capacity. Staying within that number will help ensure that you get the cleanest punch, and will make the binding process a lot easier as well as making the finished product look more attractive overall. Punch your covers if need be, or pick up some pre punched covers.

Organizing and Binding:

Place your pages in order and put your covers in the correct places. If you have a machine, place the book and spiral coil in the rollers and let them do the work according to the specific instructions on your binding machine. If you are using a kit, or there is not a spiral coil inserter on your machine, place the book on a table with the holes off to the side and start to wind the coil through them (depending on the type of spine you have chosen, this may be as easy as placing the spine in the holes and snapping them together).

Once the coil is through the holes make sure that you crimp the ends of the wire to ensure that is will not spin its way out of the booklet during normal use. This is a simple step that many people forget, but one that is very important if you want a booklet that stays together. If you are going to be doing a lot of this type of binding, it may be worth your while to pick up some special crimping pliers that were created just for the purpose of securing spiral bound documents

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