Is Thermal Binding Right For Your Project?
Thermal binding is a method that uses heat and an adhesive to bind documents together. This method may reduce production and assembly time. It also provides a more professional look for books and documents than other forms of binding. One method of thermal binding uses a tape with a thermal activated piece on one side. This method will bind everything at the spine of the book or document. Thermal binding tape elements come in a variety of thicknesses, colors and materials. They can be bound from 3-350 sheets of paper.
While thermal binding is slightly more expensive than punch and bind type document binding, it does provide some advantages that could prove to save costs over time with faster production and lower labor costs.
Thermal wraparound binding is another method used that's similar to the thermal tape. Here, heat is applied to the adhesive coated spine which activates the adhesive and allows the pages to be bound within the cover. Binding time is around 30 seconds and more than one document can be bound at a time.
Online Skyline has a wide range of binding machines, including thermal binding machines. If it's a document that needs to be bound, we have the resources to help you get it done right.
What Is Comb Binding?
Comb binding is one of the most commonly used formats of binding today. These binding elements are inexpensive, durable and can be repurposed.
Comb binding machines come in a variety of designs. there's different machines for the volume of the work being done. High volume machines would be used to bind hundreds of books a day, compared to a low volume machine that may bind just a few books at once.
One of the factors in determining a comb binding machine is the amount of paper that the machine can punch at once. Machines range in being able to punch anywhere from a few sheets of paper to dozens of sheets of paper at a time. Your budget will also be a deciding factor in what type of binding machine you'll use. Knowing the volume of work that you need to complete is one of the most important factors in choosing a binding machine.
Comb binding machines come in either manual punch or electric punch formats. The choice of format is ideally up to you. It depends again, on your workload and personal preference. Comb binding machines that produce a high volume of product will typically be run on a motor.
Leave The Binding To Us
Online Skyline has the best resources for your book and project binding needs. We offer a great selection of document binding machines, laminators and related supplies.
Wire Binding Versus Spiral binding
Wire binding requires holes to be punched in your document pages. Then, pages are bound together with a wire shaped in the form of a "c." This wire is closed using a special wire binding machine. Wire binding works well with many different kinds of presentations including multiple page brochures, calendars, manuals, booklets, business reports as well as larger format presentations.
Wire binding provides many advantages including the fact that document pages can be opened 360 degrees or lay completely flat. Wire binding is also a very inexpensive and a quick way to bind presentation documents.
The spiral binding process requires holes to be placed in the pages of your documents as well. Pages in this form of document binding are bound together with a plastic spiral. This piece is coiled through the holes that were punched in the document using a spiral binding machine. This type of binding is great when a document needs to stand the test of time with significant use. This method is perfect for binding manuals and menus for various purposes.
Spiral binding provides the same advantage as wire binding in that document pages have the ability to turn 360 degrees and are able to lay completely flat.
No matter what type of document binding you need to complete, Online Skyline has the machines and materials that you’ll need for a job in document binding to be completed.
All About Velobind Supplies
Velobind is by far the most secure style of document binding. Documents that are bound with Velobind machines and Velobind supplies are often used in industries that don’t have room for error like law offices, accounting offices and government agencies for its secure style. When you Velobind a document, it produces a permanent, heat sealed bind on a document.
A document that has been bound with a Velobind machine cannot be opened or re-closed without a Velobind machine. This security feature is why this type of document binding is often used in highly classified industries, as Velobind documents cannot be tampered with. This goes without saying that Velobind documents are also secure from wandering eyes..
One disadvantage to Velobind documents is that it will not lay flat open. However, the advantages to Velobind far outweigh the slight disadvantage. This highly secure binding style is especially important to consider during the tax filing season where accounting firms are dealing with hundreds of classified documents.
Whether you are a tax firm looking for a secure way to bind documents or a law firm that needs important documents securely bound, consider our Velobind systems and processes for your document binding needs.
The Advantages of Books Over eBooks
In an age where most of use have our “nose to the screens” many people think that paper books are no longer relevant. There’s many reasons why that’s not the case. Paper still holds and advantage when it comes to learning.
Books have a Deeper Meaning
As books age, they develop a meaning. There’s something to having a physical copy of a work in your hands. Books show wear and stimulate memories in a way that a screen can’t. These are some of the reasons that the concept of the book will be around for years to come!
Being able to touch a paper, make notes on it, or mark it gives an advantage to learning that screens just don’t have. Studies show that physically writing something, rather than typing it actually helps the brain remember better. This is a reason why you might consider a bound spiral book for your next business or classroom presentation.
Skyline offers binding machines as well as laminators and other related supplies. If you’re looking for spiral book binding supplies to complete some upcoming projects at your company, you’ve come to the right place! We have everything you need to make business or classroom presentations a great source of learning and growth. You provide the materials, and we’ll help you bind it all together!
VeloBind: Permanently Secure Documents
VeloBind is one of the most secure, permanent ways of binding. VeloBind was purchased by the General Binding Corporation. It uses hot knife binding technology, making any document made with one of these machines virtually untouchable.
Law Firms, CPAs, and other accounting departments rely on VeloBind for their important, sensitive documents. Perhaps one of the main benefits of using VeloBind is that once a document is sealed, you cannot simply add in another page. This ensures that documents, especially ones specific to certain law cases or agreements, are not easily tampered with.
In addition to providing permanent binding solutions, VeloBind documents lay closed, preventing people the ability to even glance and see its contents. Even better, they do not get crushed in the mail, which is important, as these documents are often needed to be sent to other parties.
Those working for the government, law offices or accounting firms benefit greatly from having a VeloBind machine in their office. The GBC V-800 Pro | Velobind System One and the GBC Velobind Two | Velobind System 2 Hot VeloBinder are each excellent office companions. In industries that require important documents to be regularly secured, these machines are an absolute must have, as well as save you time and money from having to go elsewhere to seal your documents.
For more information and to order VeloBind machines and supplies, please visit our website.
Get Your School Ready For Homecoming with GBC Ultima 65!
Now that school is back in session for the year, get your school a lamination machine that is perfect for all occasions. Of course laminated posters are excellent for classroom use, but they are also excellent for your school’s special events.
Homecoming is a great time for any high school! There’s usually tons of events, rallies, and of course, the big homecoming game. What’s the main method of advertisement for homecoming? Posters! However, when you put a regular paper poster outside and it gets in touch with the elements, sometimes the poster can become distorted or the color will fade. Laminators not only add the perfect finishing touch to your documents, but allow them to successfully last outside.
The GBC Ultima 65 is the ultimate roll laminator and an excellent option for schools. One of it’s best features is its ability to laminate documents up to 27 inches wide, making it perfect for school signs and posters! It features an infrared heating system that eliminates cold spots giving you the most crisp and smooth lamination possible. With a built in trimmer, auto shut-off, and photo-like quality there’s no reason why the GBC Ultima 65 shouldn’t be a staple in your school.
Gear up for homecoming and put posters all throughout your school’s hallways and outside buildings with the Ultima 65!