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What should I know about Matallic Covers?
Metallics binding covers are some of the most elegant and glamorous covers that we carry. Available in more than a dozen colors, these wonderful covers are ideal for reports and proposals where you want to make a lasting impression. These wonderful heavy duty paper covers have a beautiful sparkling metallic finish on both sides that will be sure to grab the attention of your customers and clients.
Our new Metallics binding covers are made from a heavy duty elegant cover stock. Most of the colors that we carry are made from a durable 92lb cover material. However, four new colors (Purple Haze, Cappuccino, Caramel, and Ice Silver) come in a extra heavy duty 110lb cover material. These 110lb covers are ideal for situations where you need a cover that is a little bit more rigid that normal.
Choose from the following great choices: anodised metallics binding covers, blue steel metallics binding covers, bronze metallics binding covers, galvanized metallics binding covers, gold leaf metallics binding covers, hades metallics binding covers, ice gold metallics binding covers, inferno red metallics binding covers, ionised metallics binding covers, lustre metallics binding covers, rich cobalt metallics binding covers, rusted metallics binding covers, venom metallics binding covers, and white gold metallics binding covers.
The other great thing about this new line of Metallics binding covers is that they are available in fifteen different sizes. Whether you need letter size, oversize, half letter size, index allowance size, legal size, 11” x 17”, A4 size, or custom sizes for photobooks we have them all. Check out our great selection all available in convenient packages of 50.
< 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)