Can thermal binders be used to make tear off pads? Our Doctor office is looking into creating our own prescription pads. We have the paper but need a way to glue bind it where they will tear off when we use them.
First, a little background on thermal binders may be helpful. Thermal, or perfect binding machines, create a simple professional bound book or document, much like the type of glue binding found on paperback books. When binding a document, a thermal binding machine applies glue to the side of a stack of paper. A cover is then applied.
Unfortunately, the lower-cost thermal binding machine models cannot create a pad of paper with tear-off sheets. These units are basically a hot plate that warm up binding glue embedded in the spine of a thermal binding cover. The heated glue then adheres to the document pages after the glue cools down.
Office Zone’s Duplo DB-280 Automated Desktop Perfect Binding Machine does both padding and perfect binding. Although it’s more of an investment than a thermal binding machine, the DB-280 is still a cost effective method of producing professionally manuals and bound books.
Getting the flexibility of performing both perfect binding and padding is certainly a big plus! The Duplo DB-280 will most definitely create professional looking prescription pads.
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