Calendar Binding

Create Your Own Calendars
Creating your own calendars has never been easier. MyBinding carries all of the machines and supplies you'll need to create your own great looking calendars faster and cheaper.
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• Create a Calendar Just for You
You’re going to see your calendar every day of the year, so why not make it personal and create something you will enjoy for all 365 days.
• Cheaper Small Run Calendars
Paying for one or two custom calendars is expensive. When you bind them yourself you save money by cutting out the middle man.
• Professional Binding Styles
We have everything you need for any calendar binding style. If you want an end product that you can be proud of, you have come to the right place.
Option 1
Wire Calendar Binding
Combine twin loop wire with one of our wire calendar hangers and with the help of half-moon calendar punch to create a final touch that allows your to show off your project in style.
Option 2
Coil Calendar Binding
For fast and easy calendar binding that still has a sturdy look and feel, color coil may be the best option for your project. Coil has always been a very popular way to easily create custom calendars or even add some flare by utilizing one of our many colors.
Option 3
Comb Calendar Binding
Comb calendars can look great and allow you to create more calendars for your money. If you are on a budget and you still want a great looking end result any of our plastic combs are always great choice. Choose from any of our color options to add another element to your custom calendar.
Calendar Punches & Drills
The final step of any calendar is deciding how you want to hang it. With these great tools you can make the process easier then ever and give your calendar the finishing touches that make it stand out in a crowd. Punches are also are great way to streamline your production and speed up the time it takes to bind each document.
Using a Half Moon Punch

Have you ever seen a calendar bound with twin loop wire with a small half moon punch out and a calendar hanger to hang it on the wall? Now it is possible for you to create your own calendars just like this. All you need is twin loop wire binding machines, some twin loop wire, a thumb cut calendar punch and some calendar hangers. Here are a few quick instructions to get this job done.

1. It is easiest to begin by using your thumb cut calendar punch to punch your half moon calendar cutout in your document. It is important that you punch the half moon shape directly in the center of the document to ensure that you are able to successfully punch the document for wire binding in the next step.

2. After you have punched your calendar with your thumb cut punch, you need to set up your wire binding machine to punch the rest of the holes for binding your calendar with twin loop wire. You may need to disengage several of the dies on your wire binding machine to ensure that you don’t end up with any holes that extend into the thumb cut punch or off the edge of the paper. Once you have disengaged the correct dies and have centered your document on the punch, you should end up with a document with two equal sets of holes on each side of the thumb cutout. At this point go ahead and punch your calendars.

3. After you have punched your calendars, it is time to bind them. However, you need to make sure that you have the right length of wire for the job. There are a couple of options for getting the right length of wire. You can order the length of wire that you need for each side of the calendar pre-cut to the correct length. Pre-cut twin loop wire will make the binding process much easier but is more expensive than cutting the wire yourself. If you want to save some money you can simply use a small set of wire cutters to clip standard 11” pieces of wire into the correct lengths for binding. This option is obviously cheaper than ordering custom cut lengths of binding wire. But it is more time consuming and can be a little bit tricky at times. Either way once you have cut your wire into the correct lengths, you are ready to start the binding process.

4. After you have the twin loop wire cut into the correct lengths for your calendar, you are ready to start inserting them onto your document. Since most calendars are small it is often best to just insert the wire onto the book by hand instead of trying to use the wire holder on your binding machine. If you find the wire holder saves you time, you can try using that, too. Either way you need to insert the two sections of wire onto the book on either side of the thumb cut.

5. Now add the calendar hanger. Ideally, your calendar hanger will be almost the entire length of your book. This will help to give your calendar hanger the strength to hold the calendar without sagging. Simply set the calendar hanger so that the long straight sections set inside the “C” shaped twin loop wire while the half moon part of the wire rests inside the thumb cutout on the book.

6. The final step in binding your calendar is to carefully move the document including the calendar hanger over to your binding machine so that you can use your wire closer to finish the binding process. It can sometimes be a little bit tricky to move the book over without having the wire fall off the book. Just practice a little bit and you will get the hang of it. Also remember to be careful not to let your calendar hanger fall down and get crushed in the wire closing process. After you have closed the twin loop wire, your calendar is finished and ready to be hung.

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