If you are a small business owner, you probably distribute a lot of booklets, presentations, or handbooks to your clients or employees. We all know that stapled documents tend to pull part and it can be cumbersome to use three-ring binders. The most efficient solution for you is the output of wire, comb, and coil binding. This is why you need an effective binding system.
Binder equipment comes with a hole punch, and is equipped with a mechanism capable of binding a document by inserting or guiding a metal or plastic element through the holes. The pattern of the holes corresponds to the binding element’s loops, ensuring that the finished material looks professional and opens easily.
The space taken up by documents created using binder equipment is similar to that of a stapled document, but is much more durable. If you are looking to create an annual report, workbook, or manual, users will find it easy to open the desired page.
Type of Equipment
Selecting the right binder equipment can be quite confusing because they are available in a wide range of choices on the market. Some common considerations include speed, ease of use, performance, durability, and suitability.
In general, three basic types of binding media are used in binding equipment.
- Comb: Plastic combs are the most cost-efficient solution for your binding requirements, and are available in many different dimensions and lengths. If you want to add materials at a later stage or want to reuse a comb, they can be reopened by machine or hand.
- Coil: Coil binding makes use of spirals made of PVC, and is considered to be the gold standard of binding techniques. These spirals are available in a wide range of colours and diameters. Often equipped with electric inserters, coil binding machines spin spirals through the holes. These finished products are virtually indestructible, can be laid flat, and looks professional.
- Wire: Wire binding involves making use of spines made of loops of wire. This is the fastest solution of all three and although this type of finishing looks great, the wire spines are not as durable and can only be used once.
Your selection of the machine should be based on how you plan to use your materials. Comb binding machines are the cheapest alternative. However, if you want a more durable output, you should opt for a wire or coil binding machine. Finally, if versatility of the machine matters to you, choose machines equipped with interchangeable dies that can accommodate different binding elements and hole patterns.
Right Quality Machine
A quality binding machine is the one that is capable of holding up to the repeated pounding when a hole is punched by a die pin in a multipage document. The force required for punching a series of clean holes puts massive stress on the frame, punch motor and electrical components.
Purchasing binding equipment with decent quality should not cost you a fortune. If you run an in-plant print shop or a copy centre, you may have to invest a little more for an efficient, heavier duty machine. It is possible to purchase a quality RENZ made machine for less than a thousand dollars.
If you want to find out more about choosing the best binding equipment for your business, please get in touch with us at RENZ Australia.