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How To Bind Your Own Book?
Are you interested in binding your own book. This video is designed to help you answer the question "How to Bind Your Own Book". Watch this video and you should get an overview of the process and options for binding your own books. Watch the video and learn about different binding styles and options. If you still aren't sure what type of machine or system that you want to use, feel free to give us a call toll free at 1-800-944-4573 and one of our binding specialists will be glad to help you make your decision. Alternatively, you might want to visit our binding machines section and see the different types of systems that we carry and the different binding styles that are on the market. Either way, we are here to help.
Here is a transcript of this video: Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today we're answering the question how to bind your own book. Book binding can be understood simply as an outside cover being brought together with inside pages using some sort of bind. We call that binding. And you've probably guessed there are numerous ways of getting that done. What you've just seen is an example of thermal binding. That is where an outside cover has built-in adhesive into the spine. Pages are put into the spine of the book, the book is placed on a heating element of some sort, allowing the glue to adhere to the pages. Thermal binding is very simple and very impressive but can be a bit spendy. Many binding systems require both punching as well as binding when making your project. One example is binding with round plastic spines, called combs or comb binding. And there are plenty of machines on the market that can do this for you. There's also coil binding, which utilizes both wire as well as plastic coils. Many organizations utilize twin loop wire binding. These are strong and have a wide range of application. There are also very special binding systems that have been created for a certain look, like ProClick or Fastback. These systems can tend to cost a little more money, but they're very quick, very easy, and they look great. Here at MyBinding.com we are committed to your binding needs, so we have created videos, articles, pictures, all kinds of things on our website to help you choose the right system and learn how to use it correctly. Step-by-step on the website or on the phone, we want to help you be able to present yourself in the best way possible. Because there are times when image does matter. So perhaps you've just begun this search or you're looking to get a new binding system or upgrade an old one for more productivity. Simply come on over the MyBinding.com, check out the Binding Equipment section, and we can get you what you need. Our recent recognition from Inc. 500|5000 tells you that our customer service is here to help you in deciding and using your equipment. In the end, how to bind your own book is a difficult question to answer but binding a book is not. For more articles, reviews, demos, and how to's on all things binding, check out MyBinding.com.
< 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)