What binding options are available for editing documents at a later time?
Have you ever had this happen to you? You finally finished that important document that took you weeks to prepare. Then you bound it for your big presentation…only to find out that there’s an error. Maybe some pages are missing or are in the wrong order. Maybe you noticed a glaring typo. Whatever it is, there’s no doubt about it: you need to edit your document. If so, hopefully you picked a binding method that will allow you to make the necessary changes. There are a few methods that allow you to edit your documents. Here they are…
Plastic comb binding. This is a very popular method because it’s easy, inexpensive, and looks great. You can also re-open the combs after binding in case you need to make any changes. It’s easy to do and won’t take very long, so this is a Hunter Green 15 Ring Half Size Plastic Binding Combgreat method to choose if you want professional-looking documents that can be edited quickly if the need arises.
Thermal binding. If you use a thermal machine, such as a Unibind device, it’s possible to make changes to your work so long as you’re not totally overhauling the entire book. If you place the document back on the machine, the glue will heat up enough so that you can remove several pages and replace them without damaging the book. This can be a bit tricky, so be careful. You should only edit a thermally bound document once or maybe twice. If you do it any more than that, the glue in the spine won’t be able to hold on to any more pages, leaving you with a ruined document.
Fastback. If you have a Powis Parker Fastback machine, such the #11 model, it’s also possible to edit your work after the fact. The trick is you can only add and/or remove 2 sheets at a time. So this isn’t the method to use if you think you’ll need to do more edits than that.