Various Types Of Binding Machines Available In The Market
Making a buying decision is always difficult, even when it comes to office equipment and supplies. The buying decision for binding machines is no different. However, you can simplify the process by considering the various types of binding machines available in the market and comparing them with your requirements.
Let’s have a look at various types of binding machines.
Comb binding machines, which are perfect for small and thin books, punch round holes on the left side of the pages, and those pages are held together by a comb. The comb opens and closes when the loose pages are to be inserted or removed. This method is considered to be the least flexible style of bookbinding due to the plastic spine that forms the back of the binding.
Coil machines are also known as spiral coil machines. Considered to be better than comb binding method, this machine punches holes to bind the pages with a continuous spiraling plastic coil. Usually, the coil is made from PVC. Highly flexible and durable, coil machines are ideal for binding notebooks and legal documents.
Like other binding machines, wire binding machines too punch the holes in the pages and then uses multiple wires to bind the pages. The machine will bend and close the wires together after the pages are holed and fed into the wire ring. This method of binding is usually used for formal books or documents. Wire elements come in two pitches (number of loops on the element) either 2.1 or 3.1. The 3.1 elements go up to 14mm where as the 2.1 go up to 28mm.
Thermal binding is widely used for giving a professional look to documents such as manuscripts. Under this method, the edge of the pages is inserted into the pre-glued spine of the folder and then the spine is heated until the glue melts.
The newest form of binding the Metal binding system works with a strip that secures the pages together. The covers come as a competed book just requiring the pages to be inserted. Using no glue, punching, electricity or staples it is the fastest system on the market currently. able to finish any size (30 pages – 300 pages) book in under 10 seconds.
These machines are quite costly and complex, and hence, exclusively used by dedicated printing companies. Saddle stitching machines punch, wire and staple through the folded edges of pages.
To make the right buying decision, you can compare the functionalities of these machines with your requirements. For example, if you are looking for a machine to put together a magazine, consider saddle stitching magazines. However, if you are looking to put together with thick manuscripts or books, look for thermal binding machines or metal binding machines. What ever your requirement is there is a system in the AZ Trading range that will meet your document requirement.
AZ Trading is a leading supplier of new and factory refurbished office machines and supplies with a large variety of office machines that shred, bind, laminate and cut paper.