How To Use A Thermal Binding Machine?

posted this on Feb 26, 2016

Thermal binding is one of the fastest and easiest binding styles.  However, for new users, the process may seem very foreign.  This video meant to answer the question "How to Use a Thermal Binding Machine".  Watch this video and we will show you how to assemble your document into a thermal binding cover, how to activate the glue using your thermal binding machine and some quick tips for finishing the bind after the heating cycle is finished.  The process is actually simpler that most people think.  Watch the video and if you still have questions feel free to leave a comment below, give us a call or send us an email and we will answer any of your thermal binding questions (or any other binding questions that you might have).  Thanks for watching and good luck with all of your binding projects.


Here is a transcript of this video:

Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today we answer the question how to use a thermal binding machine. There are different brands that produce different thermal binding machines, like UniBind, or MyBinding, ProBind. This how to video will bind a hard bound book using the UniBind system as an example. Most of the thermal binding system companies will produce pre-made covers with adhesive built right into the spine. It could be hardcover, it could be softcover. The point is the adhesive is already built in, so it's so simple to bind books, photobooks, or projects. You simply gather your materials together, slide them into the bind of the book. Give it a few good jogs to make sure things are nice and even and deep into the spine. There are no power or start and stop switches on the UniBind system. Simply place the book in, it begins. A couple of thermal binding systems require that you push a button to start. However, most systems you just place it right into the slot and the heater heats the adhesive. A system of lights and/or signals will let you know the machine is working and when your project is finished. As with all thermal binding systems, you need to allow your project to cool completely in the cooling rack. Commonly, it's a good idea to tap your book after heating to make sure that all the pages are down into the adhesive just before cooling. It's as simple as that on how to use a thermal binding machine. For more articles, how to's, demos, and reviews on all things binding, check out MyBinding.com.

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