How do I bind a document using ProClick Binding?
Jeff McRitchie posted this on Jul 6, 2015
If you use GBC ProClick binding spines, you know that they’re easy to use and can help you quickly produce high-quality work. But if you want to make the process easier, use the following five tips:
- Although the zipper tool looks easy to use, you might have some trouble with it. Sometimes it’s easier to close a ProClick spine by hand than use the tool. However, don’t throw the zipper tool away – you’ll need it to open the spines when creating a new document or editing an existing one. And keep in mind that the more you use this tool, the better you’ll get at it.
- If you don’t have a binding machine, avoid buying a low-end ProClick device. Instead, purchase an inexpensive 3:1 pitch wire binding machine. A wire binding machine produces that hole pattern you’ll need to use ProClick spines and you’ll also be able to use wire binding supplies. That way, you’ll have two great binding methods at your disposal.
- ProClick spines are designed for smaller documents and are available in three different sizes: 5/16”, 1/2”, and 5/8”. The largest spines can bind work that’s up to 125 pages long. Thus, this method is great for short documents but not so good for longer ones. However, if you need to bind thicker books, you can do so with wire spines if you bought a wire binding machine.
- If you ever need to bind or edit documents when you’re out the office, make sure you take some ProClick spines and pre-punched paper with you. If you don’t have the zipper tool with you, you can use a pen to open the spines. You might also want to consider getting the ProClick P50: it’s an inexpensive punch that can fit in your briefcase. That way, you won’t need to carry around pre-punched paper.
- Finally, if you’re a ProClick enthusiast, you should think about getting the ProClick Pronto P3000. This is an automated machine that can bind up to 450 books per hour. It’s an excellent device to get if you regularly use ProClick spines to bind a lot of documents.