My wife and I recently sat down with a Realtor. As first-time home buyers, we legitimately had no idea what we were getting into. The two things we did know were that not only is buying a home a big decision, it should also be an informed one. Consequently, we talked a lot of details in that initial meeting–too much to even begin to remember. That’s why I’m glad our Realtor had the foresight to anticipate our needs with the simplest (and cheapest!) of solutions.
Comb Binding | A MyBindingBlog.com Category
Plastic comb binding is probably the most popular document finishing method in the world because it’s inexpensive and can be easily done. This bookbinding method – which is sometimes referred to as Ibico binding – can be used for all sorts of documents from school reports to business proposals. If you’re interested in this binding method, there are a few things you need to know about it before you get started. Here’s a short introduction to plastic comb binding including a few points on what to look for in a comb binding machine.
People choose plastic comb binding for a lot of reasons. For example, people looking to save money appreciate this binding method because it’s affordable. People also like the look of plastic combs and the fact that this type of binding is actually pretty easy. However, if you’ve never used a comb binding machine before, it can be a bit intimidating at first. This Hub will walk you through the process so you can get accustomed to your device and create professional-looking documents. Let’s get started….
Binding your own documents is pretty easy to do, but it can be tricky if you need to put together lengthy books. This is because the binding machines on the market all have a certain binding capacity. In other words, each device can only handle a certain number of pages per cycle. However, there are several ways you can bind thick documents – you just need to know what they are and then make sure you have the right device and supplies. Let’s take a look at how to bind thick documents.
1.) Screw posts. Screw posts are pretty much what they sound like: they’re metal implements that look like screws or nails. These supplies are sometimes referred to as Chicago screws and they’re usually made out of durable aluminum or elegant brass. They come in several different lengths and can be used to bind documents that are up to 4” long. There are also extenders to use if your work is thicker than that. The only special equipment you need to use screw posts is a hole punch or paper drill. Just punch a few holes in your documents and insert the screws. It’s easy and it doesn’t take long at all. (Here’s a quick tip: the punching part will take less time if you use a paper drill to process large stack of paper. These machines can literally drill through hundreds of sheets at a time.)
Binding large documents can be challenging especially since so many binding machines are designed for use with letter-sized paper. Whether you’re using large sheets of paper or your document is exceptionally thick, you may be thinking that there is no way to bind it. Luckily, that’s not the case. Here are a few ways you can bind your larger documents:
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