Letter Size Spiral Bound Book Printing

How to count coil book pages

Double sided pages count as individual pages, so 1 page with 2 sides = 2 pages

Letter Size Spiral Bound Book Printing

8.5″ x 11″ spiral bound booklets, can be almost any thickness, depending on the quantity of pages.  Spiral binding is a good alternative to saddle stitched booklets, which requires that pages be in multiples of 4 to make the page layout work.

Spiral bound booklets are very nice to read, and ideal to print as workbooks or logs, because they lay flat on the table when opened.  You do not have to hold it to keep it open.

In addition, if you print these spiral bound booklets for use in workshops, the reader is able to turn the pages a full 360 degrees around the coil. This makes it easy to write on the page.

This bound book size is perfect for printing log books for use in the field, particularly with the flexible page quantity that spiral binding allows.

Letter Size Plastic Spiral Coil Binding

Letter size spiral bound books are bound with a black plastic coil after printing.

The printed document and the covers are punched with a series of small holes along the left side. The spiral coil is spun through the holes to hold the paper firmly together.

A small crimp at each end of the coil keeps it from unwinding.  Spiral bound books are very durable, and the pages do not come loose or tear away accidently.

The spiral bound booklet artwork can be in portrait or landscape for printing and coil binding.

Find out more about coil binding.

Flexible number of pages, single or double sided

Any number of book pages can be coil or spiral bound. As the booklet gets thicker, larger coils are used to accommodate the page counts.  Moreover, the print can be single or double sided.  Exceptionally thick booklets would best be split into volumes.  We will contact you if we have concerns.

The price of your order is calculated by the overall quantity of inside pages, as well as your choice of color or black and white, and cover option.

Paper Options for Inside your Printed Spiral Bound Books

20lb matte text

With this option the paper sheets are like the ones you might have in your home printer.  This paper is fairly thin.  Choose this lighter weight paper to allow for spiral binding of more pages without it becoming thick or bulky.

This paper is an economical choice. If you choose a double sided print option for your order, the back side may show through, though only faintly.

28lb matte text

Heavier than the 20lb, you cannot see through this paper when printed on both sides. This paper has a quality feel.

100lb gloss text

If you want to dress your coil bound booklet up, choose this option. this is a heavier, gloss coated paper typically used for brochures and flyers.

Cover Materials for the Full Letter Spiral Bound Book Printing

Water resistant plastic cover options for the front and back

Plastic covers can be added to protect the spiral coil bound books.   The front cover is typically transparent and the back, black. Our optically clear cover is glossy.

Card Stock Alternative to Plastic Cover

Printing color artwork on a card stock front cover page, together with the black plastic back, can give the overall spiral book a quality look.

Custom Spiral Coil Bound Booklet Printing Price

The price to print 8.5″ x 11″ coil bound books for your family or business depends on a few key factors:

  • total number of bound books ordered
  • type of paper for print as inside pages
  • how many pages for each book product
  • the full color used for your inside pages and covers
  • type of cover and whether it is printed

Use our order page to calculate the various options and select the best total for your order.

Turnaround Time

While the turnaround time for spiral bound booklet orders is dependent on the page count your order, the exact number of books and pages in each book, we always complete jobs as quickly as possible given the work load at the time your order comes in.

You can improve production time by submitting print ready files.  Pdf files in 300 dpi resolution are preferred.  The delivery date for printing and binding is estimated based on the files being ready to go.

Rush priority print run service is available if you need to speed up production to meet a deadline.  Shipping time is not included in the estimated production deadline.