A comb binding machine is one of the easiest, most economical ways to finish a document. Ever get that great document handed to you in a meeting? Do you look at it and think, nice? Or, do you simply expect it to be that way.
Ever wonder how it is done? Here is a demonstration on using a comb binding machine. This demonstration shows you how a print shop would do it. You can purchase either an manual or electric comb binding machine and do it in-house. It’s easy.
The binding machine we are using in our demonstration is a Rhin-O-Tuff Heavy Duty Punch available at our store.
Step one is we punch the document and the covers. Then, we put it all together using the comb binding machine.
It’s that simple.
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The different methods depending on if you use comb, coil, wire or unibind, can be a manual or electric punch for heavier projects. Below is a brief explanation of binding machines’ price points and how they’re used in a business setting.
Coil Binding Machines – You have your choice of electric or coil binding machines at Lloyds of Indiana. Electric coil binding machines are obviously faster, but they offer you a professional look for variable binding volumes. Your office will realize a return on investment from having your binding machines in-house, available to meet your deadlines. The cost range for our coil binding machines ranges from $143 to $3779 and for details on our coil binding machines, here is a convenient link for you:
Comb Binding Systems and Machines – You will realize cost savings by completing your professional-looking books while shaving off 50% of the time required and thousands of dollars in outsourcing your projects, at a home office or in a larger organization. Our comb binding systems and machines enable you to make your trade paperbacks and hardcover books in-house easily and promptly. Lloyds of Indiana price points for comb binding systems and machines range from $140 to $1479. Here is a link for your convenience to our comb binding machines and systems:
Wire Binding Machines – Ideal for office environments where high-volume binding is the norm, wire binding machines use wire rather than coil and are mostly lightweight, manual machines, although you can get electric or automatic versions—Lloyds of Indiana offers you both versions–of the wire binding machine. Ideally, you’re using wire binding machines for calendars, recipe books, journals, notebooks and similar projects. These wire binding machines range in price from $239 to $1726. For your convenience, here is a link to Lloyds of Indiana wire binding machines:
Unibind Systems – Very easy to use. What makes the Unibind System so easy is it does not require any paper punching. You simply print out your presentation or document, place it into your binding cover, set on the heating element to bind. The heating element activates the binding glue which holds the document together. The covers come in multiple sizes and styles. There are plastic cover for smaller documents and hard cover for a very professional document. If you need to swap out a page, you simply reheat the bind and remove and replace the page or pages. Unibind prices out between $455 for small office to $4500 for a large production model.
If you have any questions deciding which works best for you, feel free to call the experts at Lloyds of Indiana. They can help you figure out the best solution based on how you will be using binding equipment. There is always a human to answer the phone.
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Once you’ve made the decision to move your binding operations in-house, the next step is making the capital investment in a binding machine. How do you know which machine is the best fit for your unique situation? Here are some things to consider:
- How many sheets do you need to punch through per lift?
- How many cycles per minute do you need to achieve to be cost effective?
- Which type of binding system do you prefer to use? Coils? Wire? Combs?
- How many bound pieces will you be creating in a week?
Here at Lloyd’s of Indiana, we have more than 25 years’ experience in advising companies on the type of binding equipment they need to maximize their efficiency and keep their costs low.
If you need your commercial-grade binding machine to bind with four different methods, the VersaMac offers that feature with its interchangeable dies. This piece of equipment punches 55 sheets per lift and is robust enough to handle 500 books per week for 7 years at 30 cycles per minute. The learning curve on this particular binding machine is short, so your personnel will be up and running in no time, increasing your productivity and sales of binding projects.
If you require a machine that can bind thousands of books per week, the user-friendly Rhin-O-Tuff is our heaviest Table Top Punch commercial machine with no equal. It handles 90 cycles per minute. Again, it offers the capability of the patented Quick Change Die System, so you have the flexibility to bind your books as needed for each unique binding situation. The Rhin-O-Tuff comes with one standard die, but 20 interchangeable dies are available at a discount with the machine purchase. Also, you will have your choice of 12 standard hole patterns.
Again, the Rhin-O-Tuff can punch 55 sheets per lift, or 110 pages of 11”, 20 lb. or 80gsm bond paper. This machine can handle odd-sized paper, no problem. The patented Anti-Jam Feature detects punch overload. Combine that with the build-in Automatic and Manual Reverse, and you’re saved from costly downtime and service calls due to overload jams.
Call Lloyd’s of Indiana today–we’ll be happy to go over your options in binding equipment with you. We’re at 1-877-626-6848.
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