Why Should You Bind Your Documents?

posted this on May 31, 2016

Working on a big report or other project takes a lot of time and effort. When you’re finally done with it, you probably just want to get it off your desk and move on to other things. But there’s one more thing you should do before you say “Adios!” to your project: you should consider binding it. Although it may seem unnecessary, binding can be the crowning touch on your work, especially if you’re trying to impress your customers and, of course, your boss. Here are three reasons why you should bind your documents.

  1. Binding looks good – and appearances count! Using a binding machine can make your project look really good. After all the effort you’ve put into your project, do you really want to staple it together or throw it in a binder? That just looks lazy and your work deserves better than that! By binding it, you’re showing pride in your work. As for what binding method to choose, think of how you want your booklet to look. A plastic comb binding machine can provide a simple, utilitarian look to your work, while a fancier binding method, such as spiral coil or thermal binding, can really make your booklet stand out. Thermal binding can actually make your document look like a hardcover book. How cool, huh? The humble staple sure can’t do that.
  2. Binding protects your work and keeps it organized. Your work isn’t going to hold up very well if you just staple it together, and we all know how easy it is to accidentally tear pages out of a 3-ring binder. By using a binding machine to bind your document, you’ll be confident that your work will stay intact. And if you use plastic binding covers, your work will be less likely to be ruined by spilled drinks and other messy things. Index tabs can also be used so your work will look – and stay -organized.
  3. You can bind anything you want. When it comes to binding, what you can bind is limited only by your imagination. You’re not just limited to binding your company’s latest financial report. Indeed, you can bind anything you want. Some possibilities are:
    • Cookbooks.
    • Calendars.
    • Photo albums.
    • Self-published novels.
    • Catalogs and sales materials.
    • School projects.
    • Workbooks.
    • Employee handbooks.
    • Reference guides.
    • Phone directories.
    • Yearbooks.

As you can see, binding can used for a number of different purposes. If you’re a creative type who loves to put together photo albums or an amateur writer who’s written a novel, binding may be a fun new way to express yourself and make your creative projects look even better.

Now you know the three reasons why you should bind your documents. It can give your work a more polished look, it can protect your efforts, and it can be used for a variety of different purposes. The next time you finish a project, consider binding it. You – and your customers, boss, and/or readers – will undoubtedly be pleased with the results.

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