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Thread: Quilting book binding questions?

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    Question Quilting book binding questions?

    Does anyone own their own book binding machine ? I like to have the binding cut off and a spiral binding put on my quilting books so that they open flat. At $6.00 each I suspect eventually it would be worth it to buy my own binding machine, however I need info on what kinds people use and if they like theirs? It also took Staples four days to bind my last two books( I had planned to work on projects from both of those books that weekend however they had MY books) Any info you can share would be greatly appreciated.

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    Why don't you go to Staples and ask the folks what they use and the requirements. Tell them you are going to purchase one
    Then go to a used office supply/surpus store if you have one close by and get one. These stores always have such equipment.

    Having used such equipmdent in the past, I would think it is not in the punch system but rather the machine that you actually apply the binding. It should accommodate the size spirals for the books you want to bind. This is just my uninformed opinion.

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    I don't own one, I've only used them in an office environment. I think they're a great idea. However, I think you'd still have to take your books in to have the bindings cut off, wouldn't you?

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    There are lots to choose from, but still pretty expensive - and then you also need supplies. http://www.bindingstuff.net/coilbinding.html

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    That is pretty expensive. I take mine to office max and they do it when I am there and the most I have every paid was between $2 and $3. Do you have an Office Max in your town, if you do it would be worth looking into.
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    Kinko's will do it too, but I don't know what they charge.

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    I take mine to Kinkos too. It wasn't a lot of money.
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    I too was limited to Staples and their $6 wasn't in the budget (we were doing fundraising cookbook) I am doing family history books for relatives so purchased a comb binder from Staples (the manual one). Got a rebate so it was under $100 at the time. The combs are available for various prices depending on the size and I use the crystal clear covers.Personally the only prebound books I would take apart and rebind would have to be in very poor condition. My two cents worth here. I like having this machine available to put whatever book together for myself and family. Printed out some free quilt patterns on the laser printer and have a couple of new books for myself now.

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    check with your local print shop, all of them will have the capabilities to bind your books and should be cheaper than $6

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    Just curious - Why don't you just 3-hole punch and put in a binder - it would lie flat and not cost very much at all.
    Last edited by justsojanie; 02-28-2012 at 12:24 PM. Reason: misspelling
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