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Binding Machines

Cathy Bell
Dena Lenneman wrote
I did these for a class in 2010 (guess it’s time to do another one!). My pictures are in the Gallery- here’s a link to one:
http://www.sudsol.org/members/gallery/fun-stuff-gifts-2c-etc/p46928-card-keeper-class.html

I do have a binding machine and could make these for anyone who is interested. Then you would just add the calendars and decorate it.

Dena
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Hi Dena,
    What type of binding machine do you have?  I have the Bind-it-All that I use to bind my projects with and I love it?  Was wondering if this is what you used or another one - if so what are you thoughts on the other binding machine?  Thanks.
Have a great day!
Cathy
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Re: Binding Machines

Dena Lenneman
Here’s the link to the binding machine I have:

http://www.binding.com/productdetail.aspx?id=HP2109A

It does a continuous spiral binding with a plastic coil similar to what you get if you take a catalog to be bound at an office supply store. My husband wanted it so I can bind his log books (he drives truck) and use it for crafts. He likes it because then it lays flat- there are no edges of the flatter coils to catch.

Dena
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Binding Machines

Jan Farring
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After checking out the binding machine that Dena sent the link for and
doing a search, I'm pretty certain I "need" a binding machine.

So......I have a feeling someone on here has the done research and knows
the best machine to buy

Zutter Bind it all  about $45
The Cinch  $80-$90

Or a more "professional" one such as the coil binding machines! About $129

Any "advice" or input would be VERY appreciated!

What I'm looking for is

Ease of use
The lasting quality of the different types of binding

and/or any other experience you have had with these machines!

Thanks in advance

Jan











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Re: SU!: Binding Machines

Joan Norman
I have had both. The cinch is so much easier.

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Re: SU!: Binding Machines

Dena Lenneman
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The machine I have is very easy to use! It punches all the holes at one time- no need to move your paper and worry about the holes lining up. It will punch holes in up to 10 sheets, less if they’re thicker of course. I’ve even used it on cardboard for covers. All you do is line it up and pull the handle down. I have used the electric part that moves the coil through, but it’s just as easy to move it by hand. The plastic coils are nice because they are smooth continuous plastic- no flat edges to catch. They also make it so what you have bound lays flat when you open it. They are also easy to remove if you want to add or remove pages. You can get lots of different sizes and colors for the coils.

Is the machine I have expensive? Yes and no. It’s an investment to start with, but if you use it frequently it will pay for itself. I bind my own catalogs. Saves me a trip to an office supply store as well as the cost of paying them to do it. I have bound the card organizers and sold them as well as having a class to make them. I’ve bound other things I’ve sold (journals, photo books, etc.). It’s been worth it for me, in addition to using it for my husband’s log books, which makes him happy. I was going to buy one of the other types because it was cheaper, but I’m glad I didn’t!

Just my 2 cents!
Dena
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RE: SU!: Binding Machines

Angie Brailsford
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I'd vote for the Cinch, too, which is what I have. Punches a lot more holes
that the Bind-It-All.  

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Re: Binding Machines

Cathy Bell
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Dena Lenneman wrote
Here’s the link to the binding machine I have:

http://www.binding.com/productdetail.aspx?id=HP2109A

It does a continuous spiral binding with a plastic coil similar to what you get if you take a catalog to be bound at an office supply store. My husband wanted it so I can bind his log books (he drives truck) and use it for crafts. He likes it because then it lays flat- there are no edges of the flatter coils to catch.

Dena
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Hi Dena,
   I have the Bind-it-All ~ I purchased it after Staples had messed up an order for me 3 x before getting it right then had the nerve to complain that it was costing them money to fix their mistake.  We decided it would be much easier to purchase something for me to do and make my own after that.  I bind my Stampin' Up! catalog with mine too.  Never thought about binding his log books (he was a trucker too until he was diagnoised with stage 4 cancer).  Does the one that you have bind thicker things like the annual catalog?
Have a great day!
Cathy
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Types of Binding Machines

Alicia Chaparro
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Here are a few options for binding machines
http://bonniesbest.com/spiralcoilbinding.htm

Rubicoil Machine $179.00
Features of the Rubi-Coil machine:

* Adjustable margin guide for ease in centering paper
* Grooved channel to help with coil insertion
* Printed guide where paper is inserted shows exactly where holes will be punched
* Punches 6-8 pages of text-weight paper, 3-4 pieces of card stock, lightweight cardboard
* Heavy-duty desktop machine with U-shaped handle to maximize punching strength

Coil Mac Heavy-Duty Coil Binding Machine: $365.00
*Includes Spiral Coil Selector
*Open Punching Throat allows for the alignment and punching of longer documents
*Continuous Punching Guide
*Inserting Table expedites the inserting of the coil; reducing cost and binding time
*Die Disengagement Pins for a clean punch with multiple paper sizes
*Punching Margin Control provides the correct punch margin depth for each coil size and maximized the documents tear resistance
*Side Margin Control provides an evenly centered punch for all document sizes
*Punches through mat board

http://store.scrapbook.com/wr-71050-9.html
The Cinch v2 $110.00
*Punches 6 holes at a time
*2:1 pitch ratio


http://store.scrapbook.com/pp-zu-2811.html
Bind-it-All $69.99
*Punches 4 holes at a time
*2:1 pitch ratio

Office supply stores will bind things for you for a nominal fee. Some packing stores like FedEx Office may also have binding services.

Main differences between the machines are:
Price
Size
Punching Thickness
Type of binding coils
Ease of use

If you have a local scrapbook store nearby ask if you can "test drive" the binding machines.

Hope this helps!
Alicia Chaparro
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Re: SU!: Binding Machines

Wilkinsonb
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Dana, what is the name of this binding system and where did you get yours.
Thanks Brenda

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Re: SU!: Types of Binding Machines

Gina Taylor
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I veto the vote on using office supply stores binding.  They've wrecked my last two years of SU Catalogs. They cut the holes too close to the edge and the pages come loose. 
I vote for the Bind it All.  I've had mine for 8 years and love it!  Zutter company that makes the Bind it All offers GREAT customer service. There are also U tube films showing you how to use the Zutter Bind it All. 
Have fun!
~Gina Taylor

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Re: Binding Machines

Dena Lenneman
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Hi Brenda!

Here is the link for the binding machine I have:

http://www.binding.com/productdetail.aspx?id=HP2109A

I actually bought mine from www.bestbuybinding.com but I can’t find it on their website anymore. I think it was the same price or very close, though.

Dena
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Re: Binding Machines

Cathy Bell
In reply to this post by Jan Farring
janinpb wrote
After checking out the binding machine that Dena sent the link for and
doing a search, I'm pretty certain I "need" a binding machine.

So......I have a feeling someone on here has the done research and knows
the best machine to buy

Zutter Bind it all  about $45
The Cinch  $80-$90

Or a more "professional" one such as the coil binding machines! About $129

Any "advice" or input would be VERY appreciated!

What I'm looking for is

Ease of use
The lasting quality of the different types of binding

and/or any other experience you have had with these machines!

Thanks in advance

Jan
Hi Jan,
   I have the Bind-it-All made by Zutter and it has worked for me so far.  It was a pain to figure out how to move the paper to punch the next set but now that I know how to do it - it is not that big of a deal.  I have heard that the Cinch is suppose to be easier to use but don't have the experience with that.  The machine that Dena has looks like it would be nice also to be able to punch them all at once...  I bought mine several years ago.  I needed one in a hurry and knew they carried them at Hobby Lobby so I used my coupon and purchased it along with all the accessories.  I think they have since discontinued it and carry the Cinch.  I purchase my O-Wires on-line in bulk because I use several and it is cheaper for me that way.  I am thinking about getting the machine that Dena has so I have one that punches several punches at one time so I can bind the annual catalog faster and using the Bind-it-All for smaller projects.  Not sure I helped you any here...
Have a great day!
Cathy
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Re: SU!: Binding Machines

Ellen
I use a machine at work for sales books. Easy to use but heavy and around
$200 at Staples. It is a Fellows.  They have a smaller version for around
$100 and is light enough to carry.  On line I have found them for as low as
$60.

Think I may need to buy one of these. The base is big enough for 12x12 I
THINK.

I have a class planned for these birthday card holders and this will do the
trick.

Ellen Williams
Stamping In North Dakota
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RE: Binding Machines

Lois Folla
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Can someone send out an email with all these responses. I'm late to the
promo and missed out on some of the info.

 

Thanks so much : )

Lois
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Re: Binding Machines

Laurie Servis
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I have a question. When you are binding your AC, are you cutting off the spine of the book, and if so, how are you doing that? I have a cinch packed away in my craft room and never thought to use it to bind my AC. You all just gave me that "Aha" moment.  :)  Thanks for all your help.
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Re: SU!: Binding Machines

Maria Pobre
And what size coil should we use?

Happy Stampin'~

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Re: SU!: Binding Machines

Lisa Stokes
There are some really good youtube videos available. A good one is bt Yolibean. It gives dimensions and coil sizes.

Lisa Stokes 
Stampin' in Rosenberg Tx
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Re: SU!: Binding Machines

Maria Pobre
Thank you!

Happy Stampin'~

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Lisa Stokes
Sorry, it should read “by” not bt.  That’s what happens when you reply on your phone and you don’t have your glasses on and haven’t had a coffee yet.  

Lisa

 
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RE: SU!: Binding Machines

Coleen Astalos
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Lois asked... "Can someone send out an email with all these responses. I’m late to the promo and missed out on some of the info."

This is the great thing about our new Discussion Forum - ALL the posts are out there on the website.  All you have to do is click on the link at the bottom of the message that says...

This message can be found in the SUDSOL Discussion Forum here: http://forum.sudsol.org/Binding-Machines-tp18330p18388.html

And it will take you right to it - all the replies will be listed for you to scroll through.

 

Coleen

 

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