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How To Use Binding Machines?
If you have a binding machine and are wondering how to use it or are considering buying a new binding system for your office you may be asking the question, how do I use a binding machine. This video will provide a simple introduction to the topic of using a binding machine. However, every binding machine is a little bit different and each binding style has its own process. This video will give you a breif introduction. Once you narrow your search a little bit more and have selected a specific binding style, you may want to watch our videos on that particular type of machine. If you aren't sure what style will be best for you or still have questions please feel free to leave a question below or give us a call. Our binding specialists are available M-F 8-5 PST to help answer your binding questions and make sure that you get the right machine or supplies for your needs.
Here is a transcript of this video: Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today we answer the question how to use binding machines. Given the numerous binding systems and all the different binding machines on the market, that's a difficult question to answer. There are plastic comb binding machines, there are various kinds of thermal binding systems out there. Coil binding is very popular and an industry standard. Many organizations utilize twin loop wire binding. And many specialty systems for different kinds of looks have been created by GBC and Powis Parker and the like. MyBinding.com continues to create videos of all sorts, helping you to decide which machine to use and how to use that system. But in short, all binding machines, or systems, have a few significant parts. There is the punch to prep all papers for the kind of bind you'll use. And electronic or manual and punch capacity make all the difference. Then there's the spine. Not only do they look different and feel different, but they have different capacities and strengths as well. Some spines are easier to use than others and some make editing a real simple task. But what machine or system do I go with then? Click over to MyBinding.com and select "Binding Equipment". You'll get a list of all the different systems and machines that we sell and many videos, pictures, articles to help you in your decision making process. Also, our recent recognition from Inc. 500|5000 tells you that our customer service is here to help you in deciding and using your equipment. So, how to use binding machines is a difficult question but we make using them easy. 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)