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Are there binding workstations or tables I can use?
If you’ve already purchased your binding machine or laminator, you’ve probably opened the box and faced a daunting question: Where to put your new machine? Making room for your new device on an existing surface might be difficult or even impossible depending on how crowded your office is and the size of the machine. In that case, you’ll need to order a new table or workstation for your new machine. Here are four you should consider….
- The Binding System Workstation. This product is a good choice if you need a roomy surface on which to place your binding machine. It has a strong metal frame to withstand heavy use and there are two locking casters so you can move the table to anywhere you need it. This table has six drawers in which you can store your supplies as well as clear plastic compartments that are great for keeping smaller items handy. The surface has a white epoxy finish and the device as a whole has the following dimensions: 36″ (height) x 18″ (depth) x 30″ (width).
- The Heavy-Duty Binding Utility Station. This station is heavy-duty and will provide you with years of use. It has a large 36-inch wide work surface and a lot of shelves for storage of all of your supplies. In fact, there are three shelves under the table and two above, so you’ll have a ton of room for your supplies. The legs all have casters at the ends of them and the legs are metal so they’ll easily support the weight of your binding system. You can also use this product with laminators, guillotine and rotary trimmers, and so on. Plus, you’ll be able to assemble it easily without tools.
- The Laminating Workstation. If you own a roll laminator such as the GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65 or the Tamerica TC2700 27″ Roll Laminator, this is the workstation you need. It has metal racks that can store laminating film that’s up to 27″ long and it’s perfect for machines that use that size of film. The work table has a strong finish and your finished documents will be stored under the table until you remove them. This device has locking casters for easy transport and it can even be used to store a binding machine and supplies if you prefer. Its dimensions are 42″ (height) x 26″ (depth) x 29-1/2″ (width).
- Rhin-O-Tuff RTT42 Adjustable-Height Ergonomic Binding Table. This table is adjustable so you can work at a height that’s comfortable for you and reduce the risk of work-related injuries. The height can range from 25″ to 44″, allowing you to punch and bind while either sitting or standing. There’s an optional side table you can use if you need a larger work area. The table is large enough to house any Rhin-O-Tuff punch or binding machine, and you can use devices from different manufacturers as long as they’re under 200 pounds.
< 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)