If you are looking for a binding style
to produce high quality documents, presentations, reports, proposals and photobooks you might be considering Unibind
. Binding documents with Unibind is easier than many other binding styles since Unibind does not require any punching. However, if you have never used a Unibind binding machine
it can be a little bit difficult to figure out. This article is designed to provide a simple, step by step guide to binding documents using a Unibind system. Here are five simple steps to binding documents with Unibind.
1. The first step to binding documents with Unibind is to prepare the pages for your document. Using a laser printer, inkjet printer or photocopier you can print the pages to insert into your document. With Unibind, you can use most different weights to print your document (20lb, 24lb, 28lb, 32lb and even photo paper).
2. After you have assembled your document, you need to select the correct size of spine. The easiest way to do this is to simply take a ruler and measure the thickness of the assembled book. Unibind spines are measured in millimeters so you will need a ruler that has both imperial and metric units on it. Unlike most of the punch and bind types of binding when you measure your book for Unibind you don’t need to add additional room to the spine. However, you always want to make sure that you round up and not down when choosing Unibind spines since it will be impossible to fit your pages into a spine that is too small.
3. The third step in binding documents using a Unbind Binding Machine is to choose the right type of Unibind binding cover. There are a number of different types of Unibind covers enabling you to give your documents a different look and feel. SteelCrystal covers
have a clear front and back cover with a steel spine. SteelMat covers have a frosted front and back cover with a steel spine. Steelbooks provide the ability to bind high end presentations and proposals using in a hard cover format. Unibind Photobooks provide an option for binding high end landscape hard cover documents with windows. Finally, Unibind Steelback spines allow you to use your own high quality printed covers to provide fully customized reports with the look of a perfect bound book.
4. After you printed your book, measured the size and chosen your cover you are finally ready to finish the binding process. Simply take the pages of your document and square them up so that they are flush. Insert the pages into the steel spine of the Unibind cover that you have chosen and ensure that all of the pages are firmly seated in the spine. Finally set the spine of the book onto the heating unit of your Unibind binding machine. You will notice that the Unibind machine does not have an on or off switch. Instead, the binding machine will recognize the steel from the spine of the document and turn itself on. When the document is finished binding, the green light on your Unibind machine will come on. You can simply move the bound document onto the cooling rack and begin binding the next document.
In all, the whole process of binding a document with Unibind should take less than 2 minutes and you can even bind multiple documents at one time. Documents bound with Unibind provide an excellent and strong bind with one of the most professional looking binds available on the market.