What is Comb Binding

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

  • reports
  • presentations
  • cookbooks
  • albums
  • scrapbooks
  • manuals
  • inventory records
  • sales sheets