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j-me
« on: January 05, 2005 09:50:13 PM »

I am looking to buy a binding machine.  I want something that does spiral binding, not comb binding and, of course, is not too expensive.  Does anyone own one of these or have any suggestions?
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Ms. Kavalier
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2005 08:18:47 AM »

I have the same problem. I have a great one here at work that costs about $500 dollars http://www.sgmbindery.com/wire1.htm#EB/32, a bit too pricey for my own studio, but it works really well. I wish I could find one like this for a better price.
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Lauriel
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2005 10:54:44 AM »

Bonnie Boyle carries the plastic spirals and I know she used to carry the punches but I don't see them on the site right now.  She's very helpful -- just send her an email and you'll get a reply pretty quickly.  I think the "home" punch was around $99 and the "professional" one was $199, but I could be totally wrong.  I do recall that when I looked into the system a few years ago Bonnie had the best price (with one exception - I found the punch alone at one website for $79, but ridiculous shipping).

http://coilconnection.com/coilFAQ.htm

Lauriel
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j-me
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2005 07:25:09 PM »

The "Quick Coil Binding Punch" on that site is exactly what I am looking for.  $139 for the punch and 100 coils seems a lot better than what I've found online so far.  I'm gonna start saving up!  Thank you so much!

Jaime
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antigone
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2005 02:45:17 PM »

I just bought one of these: http://www.rollabind.com/ and it's working great, plus it makes the books versatile - you can change the covers to fit your mood, move pages etc and it's still a sturdy binding.
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Cwnn
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2005 07:42:26 AM »

I really like the "Circa" system from Levenger, very versatile to do anything you want with it...

http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/NAVIGATION/PRDPREVIEW.ASP?Params=category=326-328|level=2-3|link=LN

Thanks for the other tips!! I LOVE you guys!
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Shmooey
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2005 05:51:34 PM »

Ive used the same Rhin-o-Tuff binder for commercial use, for a long time and i really like it. Its probably at least 7 years old though, and its showing a little wear.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2005 03:10:46 PM »

wow, i was just looking into this myself, when low and behold i run into it on craftster.  i love this community.
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BellaEdward
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010 10:25:33 AM »

I just realized, after already typing a response, that this is pretty old. Sorry about that. Maybe it will still help someone.

@ j-me --  I am a huge fan of the spiral binding format as well. I like how the pages turn easily and they come in a variety of colors. I like matching the spiral color up with the paper I am using, it just looks really cute that way. I use it for scrapbooking pictures of my son.

Anyway, when I started looking for spiral machines, I found that most were too expensive for me. They come in a manual punch, electric punch and with an electric inserter. For the sake of cost, I just got a machine that manually punches the paper. I manually insert the coil through the holes and then crimp off the excess coil. It take a few minutes, but hey, I'm only binding a few books a week/month anyway.

I went with an Akiles Rubicoil which I like, but there may be some cheaper machines out there.

http://www.officezone.com/manual-coil-binding-machines.htm

Hopefully this helps someone.
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mlamarredesigns
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010 03:10:46 PM »

Hello,
I use 2 different machines. I use Zutter Bindit all for metal look, for a coffee book look I use Provo Craft Your Story Machine.
They are both reasonable price.
http://provocraft.com/products/catalog.php?cl=yourstory&scl=binding%20/%20laminator

Hope that helps
Maggie
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