There is a need to bind documents and books if we want to keep them over a long time without fear of damaging the contents they hold. Binding documents is an excellent way of making them have a professional look to impress your clients.
Binding your documents is a tedious process that involves several methods including, cutting, trimming, folding, gluing, sewing, and wrapping. But what is tasking, is that the process may be repetitive over numerous copies of the documents. It is for this reason that many people consider hiring professional binding services or buying a binding machine.
But if you are still bent on doing the binding yourself here are a few binding solutions you may consider.
1. Coil binding
It entails the simple process of punching your documents with a spiral binding machine before you roll the coil into the punched holes using either your hands or a roller inserter. You must crimp the coil ends with either handheld pliers or use of an electric crimper if you have high volume documents. This is effective if you want a colorful presentation as the coils do come in a variety of colors.
2. Ring binders
This is by far the simplest way to bind your document pages because all you need is a document puncher. The three ring-binders have a considerable capacity that enables the binding of thick documents together. You have the option to customize the spine of your documents to label them. You can have unique ring configurations as well as customized print cover designs and photos.
3. Thermal binding
This has a more professional look because there is no punching or rings involved. The process is simple. You place the pages of your documents on a thermal cover and then place the cover on the thermal machine. Unibind is a type of thermal binding machine which entails that you place materials on the thermal cover which has an adhesive and steel supplies in the spines. The cover is then placed in the thermal binding machine, and it melts the adhesive holding the papers in place for a smooth and professional finish.
4. Comb binding
This is a very cost-effective way to do your binding. The binding spines are very affordable because they are made of plastic. The process is also relatively simple. You need to punch holes in your documents using a comb binding punch then place your pages on the comb and release to make the comb close around your documents. You can bind lots of pages together and even add a custom print to the cover of your document to include your company logo and information.
5. Wire binding
The twin loop design offers a more professional and clean finish. It is a popular way to bind your documents. All you need to do is to punch your pages and place the wire spines on the punched holes then using your wire closer, close the wires around your documents. A wire binding punch comes together with a wire closer.
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