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How to Make Waterproof Menus Using Synthetic Paper?
If you are a restaurant manager, you will love this video. Here we show you how to make your own waterproof menus using synthetic paper. It may sound like an expensive endeavor but will actually save you both time and money in the long run. This video demonstrates how you can easily print indestructible menus that can be cleaned with a cloth.
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Welcome to MyBinding's easy idea videos. Today we look at how to make waterproof menus. Oftentimes it is too expensive and inconvenient to reprint menus completely. However, on waterproof paper or durable poly paper, a menu can be made that is indestructible as well as cleanable. Xerox makes a poly paper that is a durable solution. Simply place it into your printer, load your artwork, and give it a print. If you're printing your own menus now, you'll print a lot less with durable paper. This could be a very economical way for you to change your menu rapidly as well as not have to pay for outside coverings or professional printing. Paper like this is very difficult to be destroyed and cannot be torn by hand. When spills happen, as they inevitably do, a simple wipe up with a cloth, wet and dry, you're all clean and ready to go. Papers like this can be thoroughly soaked, wiped clean, and they're all set to go. There it is, a waterproof menu made easily and quickly. For more easy ideas, 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)