There are several reasons why you may need a paper binding machine. These machines are commonly used in offices to create company manuals and give documents a polished look. In this post, we’re taking a look at paper binding, what it is, and the types of paper binding machines. We’ll also look at how much binding machines cost, and which binding machine is best for you. Let’s begin.
What Is Binding?
We’ll start by answering the question “what is paper binding?” Binding refers to the process of securely collating multiple sheets of paper, and these sheets are often placed into a cover. If the sheets are bound inside a cover, the cover is usually thicker than the sheets of paper, keeping the pages firmly secured.
Do I Need A Binding Machine?
Binding can be done manually. However, we recommend using a high quality machine. Using a machine guarantees that you will be left with completely professional results and an outstanding finish. Also, binding sheets of paper together by hand can be time-consuming, and you may be prone to inconsistencies. However, using a binding machine will save so much time, and will also ensure complete consistency with each movement. For this reason, machines are the best paper binding options available today.
How Much Do Binding Machines Cost?
The cost of our paper binding machines starts at $125. However, the exact price of a machine will depend on several factors, including its features and capabilities. Therefore, you should consider your individual requirements and budget before deciding which binding machine to buy.
The Types Of Paper Binding Machines
There are several types of book binding and paper binding methods available today, which are all excellent choices. The types of paper binding machines include:
Comb Binding Machines
Comb binding is a common type of binding that involves a plastic spine holding pages together. Before the plastic comb is inserted into sheets of paper, holes must first be punched into the paper. Many machines automatically offer this feature. The plastic comb can then be inserted into the holes, leaving you with an exceptional end result. Plastic binding is an extremely affordable option, and has been used for decades.
Wire Binding Machines
Another popular choice of binding, wire binding, is similar to comb binding, but uses wires instead of plastic. Wire binding costs slightly more than plastic comb binding, yet has a more professional appearance. Wire-bound documents are also stronger and more secure than those bound with a plastic comb. Therefore, they are an ideal choice for documents and leaflets that are needed for long-term use.
Thermal Binding Machines
Thermal binding uses heat to bind pages together. It is one of the best paper binding methods available, leaving you with an ultra-professional look. Here's how it works. Sheets of copy paper are first inserted into a binding cover. The spine of the cover contains glue that is activated by heat. When the cover is inserted into the machine, it releases heat that activates the glue and binds all of the pages together.
An excellent thermal binding machine is the Fellowes Helios 60 Thermal Binding Machine. It is one of the best high-performance thermal binding machines available, and features 1-step binding for complete ease of use. Watch the video below to see how exactly the thermal binder works.
Spiral/Coil Binding Machines
Spiral binding, also known as coil binding, involves a long metal or plastic coil holding pages together. Spiral binding is preferred to comb binding, as it is a stronger option and increases the lifespan of a newly bound leaflet or book. Coil binding is slightly more expensive than comb binding. However, its benefits make up for the difference in price.
How To Use A Binding Machine
All binding machines work differently. Some will require simply inserting the binding cover and pressing a button, whereas others will involve pulling a lever after inserting the cover. We recommend checking the training manual of your machine for information about how to use a binding machine.
Whichever machine and method you choose, when you buy a binding machine from Whitaker Brothers, we guarantee that you will be left with high quality results.
Discover High Quality Paper Binding Options Today
You now have an understanding of the different types of paper binding options available. The best type of paper binding machine for your organization will depend on your individual needs and budget. If you are looking for an affordable option, a comb binder may be right for you. On the other hand, if you need an ultra-professional finish and don't mind spending a little more, a thermal binding machine is the best choice for you.
Here at Whitaker Brothers, we sell a variety of paper binding options for all kinds of organizations. Browse our entire collection of binding machines and find your perfect binding solution today.