What are the different types of binding?
Staplers offer a simple and effective way to bind documents together however if you want a professional looking finish you may want to look into other methods.
Slide binders and binding screws can be done by hand but for most other types of binding you will reuire a machine. We supply most types of binding systems including perfect binders (hot glue), thermal binders, spiral binders, fastback binders, wire binders, comb binders and spinetapers. Some machines such as the Renz DTP-340M and the Magna Punch PRO have interchangeable punch dies which allow you to easily swap between different binding systems.
Whats the difference between 3:1 and 2:1 binding wires?
2:1 means that the machine will punch 2 holes per inch (23 holes along the long side of an A4 sheet). 2:1 wires available 16mm (No 10) up to 31.8mm (No 20) and will bind up to 250-300 sheets of paper.
3:1 means that the machine will punch 3 holes per inch (34 holes along the long side of an A4 sheet). 3:1 wires available 6mm (No 4) up to 14mm (No 9) and will bind up to 120 sheets of paper.
Electric or Manual?
This really depends on how much binding you will be doing. If you will be doing large amounts of binding an electric machine will certainly speed up production whereas if you only require a machine for low usage a simple to use manual machine would be sufficient and save you money!