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Binding Basics

Add a professional finish to your next big project with our wide selection of binding equipment and supplies.

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GBC Binding makes an impression

Whether you're creating handouts for a meeting or organizing your personal documents, GBC's binding machines will help you create documents that will leave a lasting impression. Choose from our selection of binding punches, binding inserters and all-in-one machines.

Create a great looking document in 3 easy steps! 

 

Step 1 - Choose Your Spine

  • Spine Overview
  • Color Coil
  • CombBind
  • ProClick
  • Wire Bind
  • VeloBind
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BINDING CONSUMABLES COMPARISON 

 

Color Coil

CombBind ProClick

Wire Bind

VeloBind

Document Lay Flat (photocopying)

 

360 Degree Page Turning

   

Add/Remove Pages (editable)

   

Best for Mailing

   

Most Secure

     

Ease of use

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Coil binding provides a quick continuous loop that stretches the length of the document. Unlike other forms of binding, this one allows 360-degree page turning. Add class and color with GBC’s ColorCoil—a quick and efficient way to take your document to the next level. 

Coil Binding Benefits

  • Professional finish
  • Pages lie flat with 360-degree page turning
  • Permanent bind
  • Spine keeps shape with bounce and flexibility
  • Binds up to 265 pages 

Common Uses

  • Documents that need constant reference
    • including handbooks, notebooks and more. 

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Often called “plastic binding” or “spiral comb binding,” comb binding is the most recognizable choice in binding. First, documents are punched. Then they’re bound together using a spine with tabs that roll into the spine itself. In schools and large businesses alike, comb binders are great for when numerous booklets need to be created for a class, meeting or training session.

Comb Binding Benefits

  • Pages can be added or removed with relative ease
  • Bind up to 425 sheets of paper
  • Cost effective option
  • Readily available – the most popular binding system
  • Combs are re-usable 

Common Uses

  • Reference guides
  • instructional materials
  • workbooks
  • kids craft books
  • school handouts

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GBC’s unique, patented ProClick Binding works much like comb binding, with one big exception. Rather than individual tabs that curl into the spine, the bind ‘clicks’ together, securing papers in place. Beyond its upscale look, ProClick lets you add and remove pages in a snap. 

ProClick Binding Benefits

  • Open and close easily to add or remove documents
  • Lie flat for easy photocopying
  • 360-degree page turning
  • Professional, upscale look
  • Zips and unzips for quick editing
  • Made from recyclable polypropylene
  • Binds up to 100 pages 

Common Uses

  • Documents and presentations that you’ll need to change over time. 

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Wire binding take a C-shaped binding spine and closes around your punched papers. This style is similar in concept to the wire bound notebook or notepads that are essential on college campuses. Wires are measured by pitch 3:1 (3 holes per inch on the paper edge) and 2:1 (2 holes per inch on the paper edge). 

Wire Binding Benefits

  • Full 360-degree movement, allowing work to lie flat for photocopying
  • Professional finish to documents
  • Element join is hidden from view
  • Strong and flexible
  • Can be removed if required
  • Maximum capacity of 110 sheets for 3:1 wires
  • Maximum capacity of 250 sheets for 2:1 wires

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VeloBind – also known as “strip binding” – is the professional way to bind large volumes of documents up to 750 sheets. VeloBind strips secure documents fast and are cut and welded to the element on the underside of your book, creating a tamper-proof seal. Beyond its professional look, VeloBind provides the highest security of all binding styles, preventing the removal or insertion of pages. 

VeloBind/Strip Binding Benefits

  • Large volume capability
  • Secure and welded fast (only adjustable with some models)
  • Easily mailed or filed
  • Highest sheet capacity
  • Our most durable binding
  • Upscale, professional look

Note: Documents using VeloBind do not photocopy easily. 

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Step 2 -Choose Your Machine

  • Overview
  • Color Coil
  • CombBind
  • ProClick
  • Wire Bind
  • VeloBind
  • Automated Finishing
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Now that you know what binding style(s) you’re going to be using, you can choose your equipment to punch and finish your documents.

On the following tabs, we’ve broken out our equipment options based on their compatibility with binding style.  If you’ve got low or high volume, use one binding style or multiple, we’ve got the machine for you.

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Punches:

  • MP2000C4 - Electric punch with built in 4:1 Color Coil die.
  • MP2500iX - Heavy-duty electric punch (up to 16,000 sheets/hour).  Die Sets are required/sold separately.
  • Magnapunch Pro - High volume electric punch (up to 49,000 sheets/hour).  Die sets are required/sold separately.

Finishers:

  • CC2700 - Electric Coil Finisher with hand crimping pliers
  • CI12 - Electric Coil Inserter with built-in dual crimpers
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All-In-Ones:

Office

  • GBC BindMate Personal CombBind System (Punch 9 sheets, binds up to 160 sheets)
  • GBC CombBind C12 - Manual System (Punch 12 sheets, binds up to 225 sheets)
  • GBC CombBind C20 - Manual System (Punch 20 sheets, binds up to 330 sheets)
  • GBC CombBind C210E - Electric System (Punch 20 sheets, binds up to 330 sheets)
  • GBC CombBind C340 - Manual System (Punch 25 sheets, binds up to 500 sheets)
  • GBC CombBind C340E - Electric System (Punch 25 sheets, binds up to 500 sheets)

Commercial

  • C800 Pro - Electric CombBind punch and finisher designed for heavy binding users (Punch 25 sheets with foot pedal, binds up to 500 sheets)

Punches:

  • MP2000PB - Electric punch with built in CombBind die 
  • MP2500IX - Heavy-duty electric punch (up to 16,000 sheets/hour).  Die Sets are required/sold separately.
  • Magnapunch Pro - High volume electric punch (up to 49,000 sheets/hour).  Die sets are required/sold separately.

Finishers:

  • 16DB - 16" Manual Finisher
  • PB2600 - Electric Finisher
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Punches:

  • MP2500IX - Heavy-duty electric punch (up to 16,000 sheets/hour).  Die Sets are required/sold separately.
  • Magnapunch Pro - High volume electric punch (up to 49,000 sheets/hour).  Die sets are required/sold separately.

Finishers:

  • No finishing equipment available for ProClick
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All-In-Ones:

Office

  • GBC W15 - Manual Wire Bind machine (punch 15 sheets, binds 125 sheets)

Punches:

  • MP2000W3 - Electric punch with built in 3:1 WireBind die (square holes)
  • MP2500IX - Heavy-duty electric punch (up to 16,000 sheets/hour).  Die Sets are required/sold separately.
  • Magnapunch Pro - High volume electric punch (up to 49,000 sheets/hour).  Die sets are required/sold separately.

Finishers:

  • MC12 - Manual Closer
  • TL2900 - Electric Closer
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All-In-Ones:

  • VeloBind System 1 - Manual Punch, Binds up to 1" documents (250 sheets)
  • VeloBind System 2 - Electric Punch, Binds up to 2" documents (500 sheets)
  • VeloBind System 3 - Electric Punch, Binds up to 3" documents (750 sheets)

Punches:

  • MP2500IX - Heavy-duty electric punch (up to 16,000 sheets/hour).  Die Sets are required/sold separately.
  • Magnapunch Pro - High volume electric punch (up to 49,000 sheets/hour).  Die sets are required/sold separately.

Finishers:

  • VeloBind System 4 - Electric Finisher, Binds up to 3" (750 sheets) with debind feature
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The below automated finishing equipment is not orderable on the site and needs to be quoted by one of our sales represenatives.

Punches:

  • AP2 Ultra - Multiple punch styles available (punch 40,000 sheets/hour average)

Finishers:

  • DigiCoil - Automated Coil Finisher (10mm coil up to 450 books/hour, 30mm coil up to 250 books/hour)

 

Step 3- Choose Your Cover 

Covers for all applications

Clear       Frost            Solid                Regency        Linen 

 

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