Plastic comb binding is most popular and commonly used.
Plastic comb supplies are very affordable. They come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and has a lie-flat capability which is user-friendly.
Comb sizes ranges from 6mm to 51mm.
3 types - 9:16 pitch wire, 3:1 pitch wire, 2:1 pitch wire.
The pitch is the positioning of the holes that your machine punches. Different binding machines have a different pitch depending upon how they bind.
US pitch = 21 holes in total on A4 paper.
2:1 = Two holes punched per inch. 23 holes in total on A4 paper.
3:1 = Three holes punched per inch. 34 holes in total on A4 paper.
4:1 = Four holes punched per inch. 46/47 holes in total on A4 paper.
Thermal binding turns loose papers into perfect bound books in seconds without the need of paper clips, staples, fasteners, etc. Bound documents lay flat, are ideal for storage and provide page security as the bound document will be destroyed if any page is removed.
Thermal cover thicknesses are available from 1.5mm to 51mm.
IbiClicks currently come in 8mm and 12mm. 16mm ibiClicks will be available soon. The available colors include black, white and blue.
All new GBC and Ibico office laminators are designed for carrier free operation. If a carrier is used for the new machines, the document will not be laminated properly and may appear cloudy or bubbled - the document needs more heat to laminate through a carrier
All cutting and trimming must be done after lamination.
A carrier is a coated paper sleeve used to feed pouches through a laminator that helps to distribute the heat evenly. Carriers are needed on older designed laminators with heating plates instead of hot rollers.
The sealed side of the pouch should always be inserted first to prevent jams.
Micron refers to the thickness of the pouch. GBC/Ibico always state the thickness per flap i.e. total 250 microns for both flaps.
The odour comes from the rollers and the heating element when the machine is new. This is normal for hot roller laminators, there are no hazards in the odour and it will disappear after some hours of operation.
Continuously reverse and forward until the paper has cleared through.
Cross-Cut is ideal when higher security is required. It reduces more waste, bulking down by at least 70%.
Once your document has activated the trigger in the centre of the throat, the shredder will turn on and off automatically.
The GBC office shredder range from 2000 series onwards can shred for 24 hours without a need to cool down.
To ensure extra protection the shredder can quickly be turned off on the machine - no need to unplug!
To maintain smooth operation the cutting head must be lubricated regularly using lubrication oil for shredders.
While the focus of all shredders is document security, some companies have to go above and beyond to comply with strict data protection laws.