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5 Ways to Bind a Presentation

Whether for personal reasons or business reasons, presentations that look professional always have a head above the rest, and give an edge to the material being showcased. Different kinds of binding bring a presentation together in a special way, and depending on which type used, it can give the presentation a different look and feel. Doing this can really bring attention to the piece and generally makes a good impression, and there are methods that range from being easy, to a presentation that may need a printing company’s assistance. Here are 5 ways that presentations can be bound by printing companies.

One way a presentation can be bound is comb binding (also known as cerlox binding). This method has been in use for a long time, and is one of the most cost efficient ways of binding documents and presentations. To comb bind, holes are punched in the documents with a specialised hole punch, and a spine is inserted through the holes to create the binding. It can be done personally and kits can be purchased, however if the document in question is needed to be printed in large quantities, this service can be offered by printing companies and can save a lot of time. While one of the cheapest alternatives, it still offers a professional look.

Another way to bind a presentation is through coil binding. This is similar to comb binding, except offers a more rigid way of binding and can bind more paper together – up to 440 pages in some instances. The coiling is often stronger than that of plastic comb binding and many colours can be offered to bind the work also, to give documents a vibrant look. It also comes in a variety of lengths so if the presentation is of a large size, it can be altered for this purpose.

A third way of binding is wire binding. Again, this is considered strong and also can look sophisticated. While it cannot potentially bind as many pages as coil binding (around 250 pages) it is a popular binding method for notebooks and sketchbooks and allows the pages to be moved around 360 degrees for maximum flexibility.

A fourth way of binding, and perhaps one that requires the most assistance from printing companies is thermal binding. It is used primarily for those that require a hardcover presentation or document and can create a neat looking, professional book that can be used repeatedly and can withstand damage compared to paperback presentations. There are many ways to thermal bind, and the main way is to heat the glue down the spine and place the paper on the spine – as the glue cools, the paper adhering to the spine.

Lastly, VeloBind binding is becoming very popular and is considered a very secure binding method. It involves punching small holes along the edge of an unbound book and a strip of plastic with rigid tines is inserted into the holes from the top of the book. A strip with corresponding holes is then placed on the back with the tines protruding through, and then a machine holds the book, as the tines are cut and tips melted, completing the process. This is primarily performed at print shops and can provide a safe way to bind documents that are meant to last a long time.

Overall, there are many ways books can be bound, and it is at the business’ choice to ask for the service that suits them best.

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