This article is designed to provide a quick introduction to plastic comb binding. It will address the benefits, applications, features and approximate cost for comb binding systems.
Plastic comb binding (also known as GBC Binding or Ibico Binding) is one of the most common desktop binding systems used by organizations around the world. This highly versatile system provides a professional look and feel to all your documents and reports. This article is designed to provide a quick introduction to plastic comb binding. It will address the benefits, applications, features and approximate cost for combbinding systems.Benefits: Combbind binding systems have a number of benefits that set them apart from other systems available on the market. Here are four benefits of of this type of system...
Plastic combs can be custom imprinted with your company logo and name, or with the title of your report. Custom printed spines help to build brand identity and set your documents apart.
Documents bound with plastic combs can be easily edited. Pages can easily be added or removed from presentations in just a few minutes using your comb binding machine.
Documents bound with plastic combs lie flat making them easy to read, reference and copy.
Spines are available in a number of different colors including Black, White, Red, Yellow, Dark Green, Kelly Green, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Gray, Brown and Clear. They are also available in specialty colors such as steel blue gels, black matte and clear frost.
Applications: Combs are used to bind documents, reports, presentations, proposals, books, surveys, reference materials, training manuals, cookbooks and calendars. They can also be used for binding large format documents such as engineering plans and tabloid size sheets.Features: Binding machines are available with either electric or manual punching mechanisms. Larger machines offer interchangeable dies allowing users to use their punch for other types of binding. Inexpensive comb bind machines can punch just a few sheets per lift while larger electric punches can often punch twenty or more sheets at a time. Some machines include disengageable dies for punching odd sized documents. Others include adjustable depth of punch margin controls to allow users to set the distance between the edge of the document and the holes. Most manual comb binding machines have a built in comb opener. Larger electric punches often do not have a built in comb opener.Cost: Binding machines for combbinding vary greatly in price. Small manual comb binders start at as little as $50 while large interchangeable die punches can cost more than $5000. Most high quality manual comb binding machines will run between $250-$500 and most quality electric machines will run between $1200-$2000.This article provides a brief and simple introduction to plastic comb binding. As you begin to bind your documents with plastic combs, you will discover other great features that come with comb-binding. Try it today and see for yourself.
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