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How to Repair Hard Cover Books With ProBind Tools?
Books do suffer wear and tear. And restoring worn out and ripped books can be so costly. But with ProBind you can now restore the books you love to their good old condition. Take a look at this video and see the quick, simple and cost-effective way of repairing damaged books. Save your books now with your own hands, and with a little help from ProBind tools.
Here is the audio transcript for this video:
Welcome to MyBinding video. One of the largest costs that a library or book dealer deals with is the price of repairing or replacing ripped or damaged books. Typical costs are $6 to $8 per book, plus shipping and the book is out of circulation for quite some time. However, with ProBind tools, you can quickly, simply and cost-effectively repair your own books. Step-by-step, let's watch just how simple that process is. First, you take one of the ProBind glue strips and cut it just a little bit shorter than the length of the book, about one-half inch on each side. Then you place that glue strip directly into the spine of the book and close it up. When the adhesive warms up, it expands so to keep the glue from spilling out of the book and into the machine, cutting it a little bit short is wise. Additionally, you can take a regular piece of paper and fold it into thirds, making a little trough. Set that down inside the ProBind 2000 the book inside the paper and that will clean up any spills that might happen. With the book in place, slide the plate close and select hard cover. At the end of a short binding cycle, tap and press down on the book block, assuring that it's all the way into that adhesive. Then slide the plate out, remove the book and place it into the hard cover crimper. Allow the handle to spring back and hold the book there in place. And after the book has cooled, remove it from the ProBind crimper and the repair is finished. So if book repair or the constant binding and rebinding is part of your life, institution or job, you know that ProBind is a great solution for you. Here at MyBinding, we're committed to finding you a solution. For more demos, reviews and how-tos, 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)