What should I know about Sand Poly Covers?

posted this on Jul 9, 2015

There are so many supplies you need when you want to process your documents with a binding machine. In addition to the paper and ink used to print your work, you’ll need the machine itself, various bookbinding elements, and so on. Something else you need is an assortment of covers to protect your documents. There are a lot of these products available and they come in various colors, sizes, and thicknesses, and they’re made out of a number of different materials. Some of the best ones available are sand poly covers. Here are five great things about them. 

  1. They’re really durable. One of the reasons why sand poly covers are so popular is that they’re extremely durable. These supplies are made out of high-quality polyethylene which is one of the toughest plastics around. Since the material is so durable, the covers can’t be torn at all so they’re an excellent choice if your documents need to be well-protected. These items come in different weights all the way up to 55 mil.
  2. They’re customizable. Another reason why sand poly covers are frequently used is that they can be customized. Although the plaastic is nice and tough, it can still be foil-stamped and silk-screened. You can have your supplies enhanced by having your company name and/or logo printed on them, as well as the title, date, etc.
  3. Lots of colors are available. It used to be that a lot of the binding supplies on the market came in pretty conservative colors such as black, red, and navy blue. While this was fine for some documents, additional colors are also nice to have. Luckily, sand poly covers come in a variety of hues to please just about everyone. Some of the ones you can choose from include teal, frost, purple, and green.
  4. They’re versatile. Something that’s really great about sand poly covers is that they can be used with a great majority of the binding machines on the market. They can be used with the following types of devices: plastic combs, color coils, VeloBind, and ProClick and ZipBind. You can even get these supplies pre-punched so you can save some time when you put your documents together. If you choose to punch them yourself, you should only process one or two at the time so you don’t wear out your device.
  5. Some of them are eco-friendly. Although these supplies are made out of plastic, some of them are eco-friendly. Some of the frosted covers are made from 50% post-consumer waste and can be recycled after you’re done with them. They’re available in a number of different sizes and are ideal for companies that want their documents to look professional while being environmentally friendly at the same time.
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