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.)