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Can I customize binding covers?
One of the best ways to build your brand identity is by using customized covers with your reports, proposals, and other documents. There are many ways these supplies can be customized and make your work stand out. They’ll also help you build up your customer or client base which is always a plus. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of customization available….
- Clear covers are great to use if you’re on a budget but still want to make an impression. You can create your own title page, print it out on your laser or ink-jet printer, and then stick it under a clear cover. Be sure to include all the important One eye-catching option is foil stamping. This can add a little flash and color to your work, which will really make an impression on your audience. You can choose from a lot of different colors so there are bound to be hues that will complement your company’s logo. The only problem with foil stamping is that it can be a bit expensive. However, if you want to make an impression, you may find that it’s well worth the money.
- Another option is using covers that have windows cut out of them. You can choose covers that represent your company’s colors (i.e. blue, red, etc.) and then have windows cut out so the readers can see the title of your document and other pertinent information. There are covers like this available on the market but you can have custom ones made to better fit your needs.
- For those really important, special documents, you can’t go wrong with covers that have been offset printed. These covers need to be special ordered (which can be inconvenient if a deadline is approaching) but they’ll look great especially if you have a colorful graphic to show off. Your documents will look like they’ve been professionally published when you use these supplies, so be sure to give them a try.
- If you want to give your work a different feel, you should consider embossing. The process creates a textured surface that will make the title or company name more tangible. As a result, your documents will look fantastic and will definitely make them easily distinguishable. This is an excellent option for marketing materials, annual reports, and so much more.
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire?Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose.What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them.One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter.If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)