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How do I bind long documents?
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How do I bind long documents?


Bookbinding is a very popular document finishing method, but if you’re working with very long documents, it can be difficult to find ways to put your books together. Luckily, there are a number of options available if you just know what to look for. Here are six ways you can bind those long works including thermal and plastic comb binding. Check them out….


1.) Screw posts. One of the better ways to bind thick documents is by using screw posts, which are sometimes referred to as Chicago posts. Screw posts are available in a variety of lengths and the longest ones are typically 5” long. If your work is really lengthy, you can get extenders for the posts. These are definitely supplies you should look at if your books contain a lot of pages, especially if you don’t want to use a binding machine.


2.) Plastic combs. When one thinks of document finishing methods, plastic combs are usually the first supplies to come to mind. Using plastic combs is inexpensive, fast, and easy, and the  College Orange 4:1 Pitch Spiral Binding Coil combs can be used for documents of varying lengths. The largest combs available are 2” thick and can be used for documents that contain as many as 425 pages.


3.) Unibind covers and spines. If you really want your documents to look great you should consider using Unibind supplies. Unibind covers and spines are designed for use with Unibind thermal binding machines, and they can make your documents look like they were bound by a professional. These supplies can accommodate works that contain up to 340 pages.


4.) Twin-loop wire spines. Another bookbinding method that looks professional is wire binding. This document finishing method is perfect for items that need to convey a technological or high-class image such as marketing proposals, architectural plans, and more. Wire spines can be up to 1.5” thick so they’re great for long books that need to look fantastic.


5.) Color coils. Finally, you may want to consider using color coils. These supplies come in more than 50 colors (including neon hues, pastels, and more) and they can bind books that are up to 440 pages long. Just keep in mind that it’s easier to insert color coils into your books manually rather than using a machine. That may not be ideal if you have a lot of books to assemble.



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