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Re: [BKARTS] Rivetless ring binders



On July 17 2002, Duncan <abookbinder@MAC.COM> wrote:

>Here is a URL for a site that sells, IMHO, the best solution for
>noncommercial ring binders, rivetless ring binders.  Look for
>"RivetLess".  I don't know if they have a minimum order.
>
>http://www.bensonsusa.com/products.html
>
>I will try to explain the mechanics.  Instead of conventional rivets,
>on the bottom side of the hardware is a piece of metal shaped like a
>star that points downward.  I believe it has 8 or 10 points.  This
>star is attached like a normal rivet to the rings.  It's all one
>solid piece, the rings and the stars.
>
>The two metal stars - one at the top and one at bottom - protrude
>below the rings such that if one stands the hardware on it's flat
>side(bottom) it is supported by the two star bursts.  It doesn't sit
>flat on it's bottom.
>
>The covers we have made have been all binder's board.  The spine
>needs to be at least .110 calliper, as you'll learn in a moment.
>
>Once the cover has been made and the  spine liner has been laid down
>the rings can be attached.  With the rings in place a hammer and
>punch are used to hit the rivets - the top portion of the star burst.
>
>This causes the star burst to flare out and dig into the binder's
>board.  The star bursts are large(long?) enough that they break
>through board thinner than .110.  Actually, if they are hit too hard
>they will also punch through .110.
>
>I find this system *much* easier than traditional rivets and it works
>with a wide variety of materials and designs.
>
>- Duncan
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>   Duncan   http://www.campbell-logan.com
>
>        Campbell-Logan Bindery, Inc.
>              Minneapolis, MN
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