Thermal binding is a cost-effective and widely used method for binding books and booklets for professional or office use. Thermal binders are simple heat-binding machines that essentially secure loose pages together by using plastic adhesive strips, which are activated by the heat from the thermal binder. Also called tape binders, these types of office machines are ideal for those who want to add a professional touch to their formal documents, company booklets, and other similar types of production. Unlike other types of binders, thermal binders don't require hole punching or spine insertion. Instead, the equipment puts the pages in the precise position for the application and pressing of the tape or plastic strips. The product is one solid volume of pages. Front and back covering can also be included for a finished look. In addition to usual office machines like label makers, laminators, and letter folders, a thermal binder is a great addition to offices that want to drive down the costs of producing booklets, presentations, proposals, and other types of documents.
Types of Thermal Binders
There are two types of thermal binding machines. A tape binding machine uses strips of adhesive tapes to bind paper edges together. One advantage of tape binders is instantaneous result, as these machines eliminate the time-consuming process of heating and drying glue. Strip binding, on the other hand, require holes but essentially follows the same process as tape binding, except that it requires punched edges where the binding strips can be inserted.
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