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    Getting soft covered books spiral bound

    Greetings...I recently bought a wonderful quilting book that's in soft cover. I intend to use it a lot. Coincidentally, at the same time as the book arrived I happened upon some older posts where quilting board members said that they got books for a project they were working on, and took them out to be bound. Would any of you know where I can get this done, and approximately how much it costs? I'd appreciate your feedback.

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    It can be done at Staples, in the print and copy center; or at Kinko's.
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    I would think that any print shop could cut the spine off and insert the spiral binding. I had some done for about $4 each, but that has been enough years ago that I'd expect it to cost much more now.

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    I have many of my books spiral bound but it has been awhile since I've done a new one. It used to be $3.00 to $5.00 per book to have them done. Now I am told they charge about the same but there is an extra charge to have the spine cut off so the holes can be punched for the spiral piece. Check with any office supply store such as Office Max(that is where I have mine done). Hope this helps.
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    Thanks so much for the speedy replies. I'll be off to Staples in the morning! This board is the greatest!!

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    Yep any copy shop. make sure your pages have room for the holes to be punched into without losing any of the printed data.

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    I took mine to the local Staples. I had to undo all the pages before they would do it. Cost was mini amount 7. But a good job done.
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    I have also had the cover laminated

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    My guild has a great deal with the local printers. They will do all guild members soft covered books for $1 each. All we have to do is be on the members list that they have. If a printer has the cutter and binding machine not being used much then the only cost is the spiral for them.
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    Just had a quilting book done at Staples last Friday, and it was just over $4.00. No extra charges for anything else. Done in about five minutes.
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    thanks for bringing up this topic... a good reminder that i need to have some done
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    I have mine done at Staples. I used to cost about $8.00. I only had one book spoiled because the previous clerk didn't clean out the machine and my book was cut crooked. They didn't charge me for it and it only affected about 10 pages.
    My only complaint about it was that it was my Dear Jane book and was fairly expensive. Now I tell them to be sure the machine is cleaned out so it doesn't happen again. I have had about 10 books spiral bound and have a couple more to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    I have mine done at Staples. I used to cost about $8.00. I only had one book spoiled because the previous clerk didn't clean out the machine and my book was cut crooked. They didn't charge me for it and it only affected about 10 pages.
    My only complaint about it was that it was my Dear Jane book and was fairly expensive. Now I tell them to be sure the machine is cleaned out so it doesn't happen again. I have had about 10 books spiral bound and have a couple more to be done.
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    The manager should have paid for a new book or given you store credit. I would have been very upset because of employee error ruined my book. Employee was not trained or didn't care.
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    I went to Staples last week and had 142 pages bound for $5.25 plus tax. That is a bargain!

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    This board is wonderful. I was wondering the same thing. Thanks.

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    I've done this with new books cause they're easier to use when they lay flat. I've also had books spiral bound when their glue failed and the pages were falling out. Definitely worth the cost.

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