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Five Things to Bind with Your New Binding Machine

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Have you recently purchased a binding machine and now aren’t quite sure what to do with it? Whether you are using it at home or in the office, there is always something that can be bound. Having dealt with many customers over the years, I have heard of a lot of things (normal and strange) that people have bound. I would like to share five of the top things people bind with their machines.

Binding machines come in a wide variety of formats. The three most popular are comb, wire and coil (found here). All three of these binding formats, while different, can be used to bind many of the same things. The nice thing about binding machines is that they are very easy to use, can be used with most types of paper and the supplies are relatively cheap.

Five Things To Bind With Your New Binding Machine

  1. Custom Bound BookBooks – Many people use binding machines to bind their own books. This is sometimes for retail sale purposes and other times for hobby purposes. I have had parents even call up wanting a machine so their kid could bind their own book. The nice thing about a binding machine, especially those with selectable pins, is they can be used to bind books in all different sizes and thicknesses. I have seen people bind children’s books, automotive manuals and much more.
  2. Bound Scrapbook or Photo AlbumScrapbooks / Photo Albums – Over the past five years I have seen a huge increase in customers buying binding machines to bind their own scrapbooks. Those scrapbooks have to be put together somehow and a comb, wire or binding machine allows you to customize the book in your own way. Comb, wire and coil is also all available in a variety of colors and sizes, allowing you to easily match or compliment your scrapbook or photo album’s cover and design. Binding machines can be used create baby scrapbooks, family scrapbooks, memory books, photo albums and much more.
  3. Bound CookbookCookbooks – I can’t begin to tell you how many people I’ve spoken with have used their binding machine to make a cookbook. It is often for personal use, to create something for the family, a church or a neighborhood. Coil and comb are probably the two most common formats used for binding a cookbook. Coil is especially popular because the pages can be wrapped around, freeing up counter space during cooking. While coil is popular, comb is also very popular simply because it is extremely affordable and can be reopened for adding or removing pages.
  4. Bound Presentation or ReportReports / Presentations – I can’t leave out reports and presentations. This is what most businesses use binding machines for. They are excellent for creating quick presentations and reports in a professional way. Twin loop wire is probably most common for binding a professional report. These books are usually no more than ¼” thick at the most. They are also excellent for binding promotional sales material.
  5. Bound School AlbumSchool Albums – Many schools like to use binding machines, especially comb, for binding school projects on an elementary school level. They can be used to bind English assignments, art projects, journals and much more. Kids love to bind their own material and it really gives them a feeling of accomplishment when they see their own material in a bound format.

At ABC Office we have been selling binding machines for decades (since 1980). We are extremely familiar with all the binding formats out there and would love to help you out. You can reach us by calling 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of binding machines here.

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