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What are my options for Pre-Punched Paper?
Have you ever seen that commercial where a group of employees is sitting around a table and the boss announces that he needs copies of their presentation printed and bound by 8:00am. One employee responds “I guess it will be an all nighter” and begins gulping down coffee? Have you ever felt that way?
If you have ever had to use a desktop manual binding machine to bind 100 or 1000 documents I am sure you have. Now there is a better solution. With prepunched binding paper you can eliminate the need to punch all those pages. Simply print directly onto the punched paper and your documents will be ready to bind. Plus you can buy prepunched binding covers to go along with your prepunched paper further simplifying the process.
MyBinding offers prepunched paper with eight different hole patterns to match all of the major binding styles used in the marketplace. In fact, our punching patterns that we use should be identical to your punch in your office making it possible for you to add pages or punch your own custom covers. Currently we offer:
- Prepunched 19 Hole Comb Binding Paper
- Prepunched 3:1 Pitch Wire Binding Paper
- Prepunched 4:1 Pitch Coil Binding Paper with either 43 or 44 holes
- Prepunched 11 Hole Velobind Paper
- Prepunched 3:1 Pitch Proclick Pronto Paper
- Prepunched 3 Hole Paper
- Prepunched 2:1 Pitch Wire Binding Paper.
< 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)