Book binding is still a widely used practice in organizing literature and documentation, yet thanks to technology, there are now new and more efficient ways to accomplish it. With the current binding machines available on the market, anyone can produce multiple pages of literature with one desktop machine. However, since there are so many types of book binding styles from which to choose, it depends upon what presentation style you want to project for your document. For businesses, presentation of reports, articles, records, spreadsheets and various types of data should not only be easily accessible, but must maintain a professional image.

A binding machine binds the sheets of a document by aligning the pages together, and depending on your chosen binding style, you can have documents hole punched, glued or held together by a form of wire or plastic holders.

Three types of popular binding machines to consider are thermal, comb and wire binding. A thermal binding machine uses heat and a special glue to create booklets. Documents are placed into a pre-made thermal case cover, and then into the binding slot. Then the binder heats glue strips to the edge of the documents to a certain temperature. After the glue cools, the documents are already bound into a cover and the booklet is ready for use.

Comb binding machines are an inexpensive and innovative way to bind creative presentations and documents. Comb bound documents allow the document to "lay flat", and also has the advantage of being rearranged. The plastic combs can also be detached and reused. The basic principle behind a comb binder is that the documents are actually aligned and electronically hole punched together, and a plastic "comb" is attached to the edge to bind the booklet together. These allow a little more versatility, since there is more of a variety of comb holders to use. You can also set a different number of hole punches for the booklet style.

Lastly, the Wire binding machine works much like the comb binder, and is widely recognized for its most common use-notebooks. The wire binder uses a spiral loop holder to run through multiple holes punched along the side of the papers. Some times the machines will usually have a wire closer, and come with the option of using either the Double loop style, or a Spiral O style for wire binding. A Double Loop has teeth that fit into each hole on the booklet, and is usually made with metal wire. It's a sturdier than a Spiral O, which uses a single spiral wire, that can be made from either metal or plastic.

The need for equipment that can make your time more productive to keep up with the constant demands of a busy work schedule is essential. Binding machines make it easy to create your own presentable and easily readable documents right from your office.