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Best Binding Covers for Your Reports and Presentations

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Book Binding CoversIf you’re binding a report or presentation, regardless of style, you more than likely want it to look professional. There are several ways you can go about doing this. I personally recommend using a binding cover. Our binding covers will work with comb, wire, coil or Velobind and they look great! Here are the binding covers I personally recommend.

To start with, you’re probably going to need a front cover and a back cover. I personally recommend using some sort of a clear cover for the front and a card stock cover for the back. We offer clear covers in various thicknesses and back covers in a variety of colors and styles. Another great option for a front cover is a card stock cover with a window. I will briefly describe the differences between binding covers.

Best Binding Covers for Your Reports and Presentations

Clear Binding Covers – Clear covers come in a variety of thicknesses, these being 5, 7 and 10 mils. A mil is a thousandth of an inch. The smaller the number, the thinner the cover. We offer clear covers in clear and matte finishes. Clear covers are by far the most common front binding cover used by our customers.

Polypropylene Binding Covers (Poly Covers) – Polypropylene covers, often-called poly covers, are synthetic binding covers. Some, such as sand and leather finish, are designed to look like card stock. We also offer poly covers with a crystal, strip and hologram finish. Each of these styles come in a variety of colors. These types of covers are quickly growing in popularity due to their durability.

Sturdy Grain Binding Covers – These types of covers have a non-glossy leatherette finish to them. Available in a variety of colors, these covers have always been a hit. These covers are made from a paper-based card stock.

Linen Binding Covers – Linen binding covers, which are a type of thicker card stock, have a cross-hatch pattern on them that almost have the appearance of fabric. This style of binding cover is one of my personal favorites.

Composition Binding Covers – Composition covers, after clear covers, are one of our most popular book binding covers. These covers have a leatherette texture to them. One side has a glossy shine to it and the other side is dull. These covers look excellent on the back of a report or presentation.

Window or no Window? So should you go with a window or without a window? It really depends on where you will be using the cover. Solid covers are best used on the back of a report and covers with windows are best for the front. The small window allows contents from the page, located underneath, to show through. Many people like to buy binding covers in pairs, with and without windows.

Standard or Oversize? We offer binding covers in a standard 8 ½” x 11″ (square corners) and an oversize 8 ¾” x 11 ½” format (round corners). The size you use really depends on your preference and the type (and size) of paper you will be binding. Standard 8 ½” x 11″ covers are by far the most popular purchased.

I hope this mini guide helps you find the right cover for your presentation. It’s amazing how much book binding covers spruce up a presentation or report. You can find our entire selection of binding covers here. You can find our entire selection of book binding machines and supplies here.

Best Clear Covers For Book Binding

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Clear Report Binding CoversClear binding covers are by far one of the best ways you can make your book binding projects look more professional. There is something about the shine and glean you get from a clear report cover. They are the icing on the cake. Here are a few things you may want to keep in mind when shopping for a clear cover.

To begin with, clear binding covers come in different sizes. We offer what’s known as a standard 8 ½” x 11″ clear binding cover and an oversize clear binding cover that measures in at 8 ¾” x 11 ¼”. The standard clear covers have square corners and the oversize clear covers have round corners.

Clear report covers also come in different finishes. The most popular finish is the clear glossy finish. This type of clear cover has a highly reflective cover that has the appearance of a transparency or a laminated document. The clear glossy finish looks classy.

We also offer clear covers in a matte finish. While matte covers still look great, they have more of a dull surface that doesn’t reflect as much light.

Clear report covers also come in different mil thicknesses. The mil thickness is measured in thousandths of an inch. The most common thicknesses are 5, 7 and 10. I would have to see that I see more people ordering 5 mil covers as they tend to be a good protective layer, however, the thicker 7 and 10 mil covers look great.

You can find our entire selection of clear binding covers here and our entire selection of book binding report covers here.

Best Binding Machine For Presentations

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Presentation Wire Binding MachinesPeople are binding a lot of thing these days. This ranges from cookbooks to scrapbooks and manuals to archived documents. So which binding machine is best for binding a presentation? There are a lot of opinions out there on this subject. Here are my recommendations.

To begin with, presentations are often intended for the most professional situations. People often use presentations for selling products or ideas. A badly bound or bad looking presentation can often leave a bad impression.

To date, the most popular binding machine for binding presentations is the wire binder. Wire binding, sometimes called twin-loop or double-loop binding, has a clean and tight look to it. Pages turn nicely and the wide range of colored wire available makes color coordination a piece of cake.

You can find our entire selection of wire binding machines here and wire binding supplies here.

Wire Binding Supplies / Twin Loop Wire

Black seems to be the wire color of choice. This is not only because black has a regal quality to it, but black also matches well with almost any back or front cover.

Most people use some sort of card stock for the backing of the presentation and then utilize a clear cover for the front. You can find our card stock here and our clear covers here. Bound presentations usually do not exceed a ¼: thickness, however, wire can be used to bind thicker documents.

Be aware that wire binding is available in 3 different hole patterns. The most popular are 3:1 pitch (3 holes per inch) and 2:1 pitch (2 holes per inch) hole patterns. The Spiral-O 19-ring hole pattern is the least common. I have found that 3:1 pitch seems to be the most popular for presentations.

Other machines that our customers have used to bind presentations include coil binding machines, VeloBind machines and comb binding machines. I would have to say that VeloBind probably comes in 2nd, coil binding 3rd and comb binding 4th in popularity for presentation binding.

You can find our entire selection of binding machines here. You can find our report and presentation covers here. Good luck binding your presentations. Feel free to contact us at 1-800-658-8788 with questions or for advice on presentation binding machines.

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