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Re: Open-Flat Binding Methods



Judith B. Kerman wrote:
>
> Hello Group - here's a new topic!
>
> Some friends and I are working on a homebrew prayerbook.  The first
> edition was bound with plastic comb binding, because it's cheap if someone
> has the machine and it opens flat and is reasonably durable.  But it's not
> so cheap if you pay regular commercial rates, and not particularly
> attractive. The book is too thick for saddle-stitching and we're not
> looking to hand-bind.
>
> Does anyone have a better (more aesthetic, cheaper, or both) method?  I
> like metal spiral better than comb, for instance - does anyone know
> anything about the metal spiral advertised in Paper Direct's catalog (not
> clear whether this is really spiral or metal comb-style)? Does anyone DO
> an appropriate kind of bindery work and wish to bid?  We'll take print
> bids, too - it's likely to be a moderate-sized run (between a few hundred
> and a thousand), and the page size is 8.5x7, decent bond paper but nothing
> fancy, with cover-stock covers.
>
> Thanks.
>
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>      \/Dear Judy,

We may be able to help you with your project.
Give me a call at:

716.244.5510
fax 716.271.3445

Tim Perkins
Olde Ridge Bookbindery


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