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Why should I use Perforated Paper?
Perforated paper is just like any other paper, right? Wrong. There are a variety of applications that can benefit from the use of perforated paper over regular or even pre-punched paper. Besides the convenience, perforated paper can save you time and money and comes in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. Here are five reasons to purchase perforated paper.
- It will save you money. Ordering perforated paper will save you the labor costs incurred while perforating it yourself. It will also save you from having to purchase a machine and accessories to perforate paper. And since you can order it by the case, you’ll even save money by buying in bulk. You can find quality perforated paper for not much more than the cost of regular paper.
- A wide selection is available. You may prefer to perforate your own paper to obtain a specific size. However, perforated paper is available not only in letter and legal sizes but also in 11″ by 17″ and 9″ by 11″. Most come in either 20lb or 24lb bond and the perforations are offered in varied enough positions that you’re sure to find what you need.
- You’ll save time. Running your own perforations is time consuming. The machine will need setting up, loading, unloading, and regular maintenance. Then there’s the time spent fixing any mistakes that may happen as well as clearing jams as they occur. Ordering a case of perforated paper ensures you’ll have exact perforations right when you need them.
- Quality perforated paper produces quality results. It used to be that perforations caused jams in printers and copiers. However, superior paper companies, such as Performance Office Papers, provide quality perforated papers that will run smoothly through your existing office copier and both laser and inkjet printers. Paper is also run through rollers to eliminate potential curling and then sealed in moisture resistant reams to ensure consistent quality through transportation and storage.
- You can create an assortment of items. There’s no end to what you can make with perforated paper. You could make a registration sheet for a conference or seminar; one side of the perforated page could have the details for the interested party while the other side offers a place for them to write their information. Simply tear along the perforation and retain the data to hold their slot for the event while they keep the details. In the same way, you can also create forms or tickets. Larger sheets can split into several smaller ones; these could become coupons or raffle tickets. Pages perforated along the edge can be bound to create custom workbooks or other teaching curriculum, both for in the office as well as at school, church, and home. Church bulletins can be created with an easy tear off place for visitor registration or prayer requests. These are just a few of the many projects perforated paper can help you create.
< 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)