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Using laminating pouches to make your own name badges
Do you need to create a name badge or ID Tag? You are not alone. The most common use of the pouch laminators that we sell is to laminate cards and ID badges. Up until now if you wanted a small laminating pouch with a slot you were limited to the luggage tag size of laminating pouch. However, this past week MyBinding began offering all of the small sized laminating pouches that we carry with your choice of a short side or long side slot.
Many users who produce large numbers of name badges and ID tags will purchase a badge slot punch and punch slots in their own badges. Unfortunately, a slot punch costs almost $50 and many users simply don’t need to produce enough name badges to justify the cost of a slot punch. For these users or for users who want to save the time of sitting and punching hundreds of name badges, prepunched laminating pouches are ideal.
Laminating pouches with slots are used by many companies and individuals along with lanyards, luggage loops, luggage straps and badge clips to produce high quality ID badges and name tags. With that said, laminating pouches and laminated documents often have to be punched one at a time making punching slots a very time consuming effort. Laminating pouches with prepunched slots are a great way to save time (and we all know that time is money).
MyBinding.com is proud to offer: Small Bookmark Laminating Pouches with Slots, Credit Card Laminating Pouches with Slots, Business Card Laminating Pouches with Slots, Drivers License Laminating Pouches with Slots, Large Bookmark Laminating Pouches with Slots, School Size Laminating Pouches with Slots, Key Card Size Laminating Pouches with Slots, Luggage Tag Laminating Pouches with Slots, Military / Government Laminating Pouches with Slots, IBM Data Laminating Pouches with Slots, Jumbo Card Laminating Pouches with Slots, Large Jumbo Size Laminating Pouches with Slots, File Index Card Size Laminating Pouches with Slots, Postal Size Laminating Pouches with Slots, Circulation Size Laminating Pouches with Slots, and Extra Circulation Size Laminating Pouches with Slots.
Plus, you can choose either a short side or a long side slot with any of these sizes making it possible for you to fully customize your Laminated ID Cards and Name Badges. We can even punch GBC Premium Heatseal Laminating pouches for you if you would like. Just give us a call.
< 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)