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Unibind Thermal Binding: Quick, Easy & Professional

Tim The Tutor

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Unibind Basics:
Unibind Thermal Binding uses a heat-activated adhesive in the spine of a wrap-around cover that adheres to your own custom inner sheets. Unibind covers come pre-folded with the thermal adhesive pre-applied for easy binding; there is no punching or clean up is required. You simply place your loose pages into a thermal binding cover, place the cover into the Unibind Binding Machine and the machine is automatically activated to heat and seal the adhesive to your sheets, creating an attractive finished book in just seconds. Unibind will prove to be the absolute easiest binding method you have ever used! In addition, covers and other supplies are available in a variety of styles and colors to meet your exact needs.

Unibind Equipment:
The XU Line of Unibind Binding Machines offer the versatility you need. Choose from three different models: The XU-138 for low-volume, the XU-238 for mid-volume use and the XU-338 for high-volume use. These Binding Systems let you edit your books without wasting a binding mechanism. Simply re-heat your bound book, replace any sheets necessary, and then move the book to the cooling rack to complete the bind. The Unbind Binding Machines are extremely simple to use: All you do is put your printed sheets into a Unibind Cover and set the cover on the heating rack. The machine automatically activates and an indicator light will turn green in about 90 seconds when the document is ready to be moved to the cooling rack

Unibind XU-138
Unibind XU-138:

The XU-138 Thermal “Steel Binding" System is a compact desktop machine that features one binding and one cooling space. It can accommodate the binding of up to eight documents simultaneously or a single document with up to 340 sheets (20# paper). The XU-138 is the ideal system for small volume applications.

Unibind XU-238:
The XU-238 Thermal “Steel Binding" System is a desktop machine that features two binding and two cooling spaces. It can accommodate the binding of up to 16 documents simultaneously or two single documents with up to 340 sheets (20# paper) each. The XU-238 is the ideal system for medium volume users.

Unibind XU-338:

The XU-338 Thermal “Steel Binding" System is a desktop machine that features three binding and three cooling spaces. It can accommodate the binding of up to 24 documents simultaneously or three single documents with up to 340 sheets (20# paper) each. The XU-338 is perfect for high volume output.

Unibind Covers:
Unibind covers are available in a variety of styles from a wide range of soft covers to hard covers and even photo books. Learn all about the different cover options available below.

Unibind Soft Covers

Soft Covers:
Soft Covers are a wrap-around cover, meaning that the spine and covers are attached to form a one-piece cover. Soft Covers feature flexible front and back covers attached to the heavy duty steel spine. These covers feature a clear view to your first and final sheets, letting you completely customize the look of your book. The steel spine attached to every Unibind Cover guarantees a solid and durable bind while the U-Channel ensures every sheet is bound tightly. They provide protection, enhance the color of images and add a professional appeal to all your documents.

SteelCrystal Covers:
SteelCrystal Covers feature a clear gloss pvc front and back cover with an attractive colored steel spine. The high gloss crystal clear covers let your customized front and back pages show through allowing for endless customizable opportunities to create a completely unique look

SteelMat Covers:
SteelMat Covers are a unique thermal binding cover that has a clear Matte pvc front and back cover with an attractive colored steel spine. The matted clear covers let your customized front and back pages show through allowing for a completely one-of-a-kind look. The Matte finish reduces glare, making them perfect for situations where harsh lighting may become an issue.

SteelBack Spines give you the advantages of speed while maintaining a professional appearance. The durable steel spine can be used in pairing with any cover of your choosing, offering endless customizable opportunities. Choose from a variety of attractive Steel Back Spines ranging in sizes from 1mm (1/16") to 36mm (1-1/2") and colors including Black, Dark Blue, White, Aluminum and Bordeaux.

Hard Covers:

Unibind Hard Covers

SteelBook Covers:
Unibind's SteelBook one-piece hard covers produce a perfectly bound hard back book in a just a few seconds. These steel-bound covers offer a high-quality leather-like finish to impress your key clients. The wrap-around hard cover not only offers a high-value appearance, but it offers great protection of the documents inside while the steel spine and heavy duty adhesive provide a tight bind. Available in half size for your 8.5” x 5.5” sheets, or letter size for you 8.5” x 11” sheets. Choose from a variety of colors including Aluminum (silver), Black, Dark Blue, Bordeaux and White. Also available with window cut-outs so you can see a portion of your first sheet on the front cover.

Photo Books:
Create your own customized PhotoBooks! Still the easiest binding method in the market, Unibind Thermal Binding allows you to create unique and individual books in the comfort of your home or office. Just as with any standard Unibind cover, simply place your loose pages into a thermal binding cover and put the cover into the Binding Machine. The automatically activated machine tells you when to move the book to the cooling rack with an indicator light. In just seconds you have a strong-bound beautiful book.

Organization Tools

Unibind PortfolioPortfolios:
Unibind Portfolios are professional storage boxes that protect and store your documents and bound books in a practical and elegant way. Choose from three different spine sizes and three different colors; also choose from either letter or legal size capacities. These protective cases are perfect for holding all of your presentation supplies in one organi¬zed place. The hard sides and attractive finish provide an elegant and high-class appeal that cannot be achieved with standard portfolios. These Portfolios can also be customized with your company logo and information for an even more impressive presentation.

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