Why Use Thermal Binding Instead of Comb or Coil Binding?

Eric Engel
 


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Why Thermal Binders Instead of Comb Binders?

Thermal Binders vs. Comb Binders– Integrity & Strength

Let’s start with the pages themselves. With comb binders, the page’s integrity is compromised by the holes you have to punch. Even if you order them pre-punched, that part of the paper has only half the strength of the rest of the page. If you expect your documents to last for any length of time, then thermal binders are the way to go. The pages are held with a simple strip of glue and nothing more.

Unibind’s thermal binders are unique, in that they use a patented resign that doesn’t even require you to score the page ends. It’s truly the strongest thermal binding system today. And each of the spines has a strip of steel in them to strengthen the folder’s form.

Thermal Binders vs. Comb Binders– Time

It takes time to punch holes in your pages…the ones necessary for comb binders. If you have three or more documents to bind, this time can add up fast. Especially if you run a copy center and have to pay someone to do it. Thermal binders don't require holes, so you won't waste any time at all.

On top of all that, you have to line the documents up twice…once to punch the holes and once to insert the combs. And that’s only if you have equipment that will punch a large stack at once. If you’re using the cheaper comb binders, you can only punch holes in a small stack…so binding one single document can take up to fifteen minutes.

Thermal binders eliminate this step entirely. You just line the sheets up and put them in the folder. Once you lay the folder in the binder, it does the rest for you. And it finished in just three minutes.

The Unibind thermal binder saves even more time because you can fit up to eight documents in the machine’s slot…and their high volume thermal binders come with up to six slots. So it will bind up to 48 documents at once!

Thermal Binders vs. Comb Binders– Editing Ability

Up until now, the only editable system was comb binders. But Unibind’s patented technology allows you to edit your documents over and over again. As a matter of fact, editing a document is even easier with Unibinds thermal binders than with comb binders. Because you don’t have to worry about the pages coming out of line.

With comb binders, the edges around the punched holes begin to frey after time and frequent use. So it’s even more difficult to edit. With thermal binders, the edges of the page are always protected by the spine…so they never wear out.

Thermal Binders vs. Comb Binders– Equipment and Supplies

Comb binders require 2 pieces of equipment…hole punchers and comb inserters. But with thermal binders, you only need one piece of equipment. And the thermal binders are less complicated and easier to use. Just lay the folder in the machine and wait.

With Unibind’s thermal binders, you don’t even have to turn the machine on. It automatically detects the folder and starts its heating cycle. When the light turns green, you know it’s finished and all you have to do is take the document out and let it cool.

Supplies for thermal binders are more and more common as the industry develops. Until recently, comb binders were preferred over thermal binders because thermal bound documents couldn’t lay as flat. But recent developments from Unibind make it possible to lay the document flat without having to crease the folder and pages.

Unibind’s thermal binding folders have a strengthened crease just at the spine, so they open easily without wearing and tearing.

Thermal Binders vs. Comb Binders– Thermal Binders Win

For the best thermal binding results, only use Unibind’s patented equipment and supplies. You can find them at http://thermalbinding.us .

Eric Engel, professional freelance writer at http://thermalbinding.us .

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