Plastic comb binding is one of the most popular document finishing methods because it’s easy to do and it can make any document look great. Here’s a brief introduction to plastic comb binding so you can decide if it’s right for you:
- Benefits. There are many benefits to plastic comb binding. First of all, plastic combs are available in a bunch of different colors including black, red, and navy blue. The combs can be imprinted with your company’s name or the title of your document. Combs make your document lie flat for easy reading and photocopying, and they can be re-opened later on so you can edit your work.
- Applications. Plastic combs can be used to bind a wide variety of documents. Some of the things you can bind with them include calendars, catalogs, employee handbooks, marketing materials, and professional reports. Since combs come in different sizes you’ll be able to work with legal- and tabloid-sized paper.
- Machine features. There are many comb binding machines available and most of them have fantastic features. Machines can either be electric or manual, and some can punch 20+ sheets at at time. Some devices have disengageable punching dies so you can work with different sizes of paper, and many machines have adjustable depth of punch margin controls for accurate hole placement. And there are machines with comb openers to make the binding process easier.
- Cost. Plastic combs are very affordable so this is a good binding method to choose if you want to keep costs down. The prices of comb binding machines vary greatly. There are machines that cost less than $100.00 and others that cost over $1,000.00. That said, you will have to put a bit of money out if you want a high-quality device.
Plastic comb binding is one of the easiest document finishing methods. Now that you have a bit of information about it, you’ll be able to decide if it’s the right binding method for your needs.