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How do I use the GBC CC2700 Spiral Coil Inserter?
The GBC CC2700 plastic spiral coil inserter (formerly the Ibico 240CB Coil Inserter) is an innovative solution for coil binding, and offers many features that will enable you to easily and efficiently produce attractive coil-bound documents. Though ruggedly built, the 240CB is compact and light enough to use on any table or desk. It has been designed for easy operation, as part of the GBC product line.
Here are six steps for coil binding using the CC2700 coil inserter:
- Select the appropriate size coil for your document by measuring your book or using the convenient coil sizing guide located on all of our coil binding product pages.
- Adjust the rollers to the appropriate level for the size coil being used by pulling out the knob on either side of the system, and moving it to “lowest”, “center” or “highest” position (see chart), depending on coil size.
- Place the unpunched edge of the coil document into the spine former.
- Start the coil element by hand into the first three or four holes of the document, as illustrated.
- Hold the document firmly on both ends, with your fingers just below the punched holes, to prevent the pages from separating.
- Position the document with the standard coil in between the two rollers. Hold in place while the rollers spin the coil through the document. Once the coil begins to spin through the holes, remove pressure from the leading coils. These coils will find their way into the holes if they are pushed from behind.
- Finish the document using a pair of spiral coil hand crimping pliers.
And as always, call if you need any further help.
< 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)