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How to Edit a Book with Fastback 9 Tape Binding Machine?
Continuing along in our series on the Powis Parker Fastback 9, this video takes you through how to edit a book. Whether you need to add, remove, or exchange a page in your document, doing so is simple and quick with the Fastback 9.
Here is the audio transcript for this video:
This is Fastback 9 helps by MyBinding.com. So you've made a book and you need to make a correction. This video will show you just how to do that with the Fastback 9, it's called editing. With an X we're marking the page we want to remove and this blue sheet will represent the page we're trying to insert. With the top orange menu button, select all the way through until you find edit mode, then hit the green button to save the selection. Place the sheet to be added on top of the sheet to be removed. Jog and jostle your book so the page falls completely down as far as it can go. Then press the green button. Follow the instructions on the control panel. Stand by to edit, then edit now, and remove the sheet you want to take out. Snap it out quickly and close the book, then jostle again to make sure the new sheet falls to the bottom. Tamper it down and then put it in the rack to cool. It's just that easy. Although the bind will not be quite as strong as the initial bind, an edited page still holds fast. That's how to edit a book. This is the Fastback 9.
< 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)