Surebind and Velobind are primarily the same book
binding method, they look identical when complete. Surebind uses a 10 hole
punching pattern with matching consumables while Velobind uses a 12 Hole
punching pattern with matching consumables. The other main difference with the
Surebind is that the Binding Strip or Comb has a longer pin at one end, this
indicates the orientation that the bind should be completed, for some this
makes them easier to use.
Both the Surebind and Velobind use a pair of Plastic Strips bound together to create the bind. One half of the strip has the prongs, this is known as the Comb, the other part, known as the receiving strip has matching holes to the prongs. Each pair of strips is available in a variety of colours and have a textured finish, providing a leather look appearance.
Surebind and Velobind are more of a permanent bind than Comb, Wire or Coil binding solutions. They produce a document that is riveted together using the Plastic Comb and Receiving Strip consumable. Basically the range of machines all complete the same task, each having slightly more automation and speed than its predecessor.
The punching pattern is created using either a Surebind or Velobind machine and the holes both produce are round and similar to that produced by a Wire Binding Machine. The second part to each of the machines is the Strip applicator, once the document is punched the Comb Prongs are inserted through the holes with the receiving strip on the machine. The document with the Comb passed through is positioned with the Receiving Strip like a sandwich. Thus you have the 3 elements of the book; Comb, Document, Receiving Strip. The prongs on the Comb are then heated by the machine and the excess prongs cut off to form a permanent riveted finish.
The consumables are available in 3 sizes, 1", 2" and the largest 3". Each of the machines System 1, 2 & 3 indicate the maximum size document they can produce; so for example the Surebind System 1 can produce bound documents up to 1" only. The System 2 Can Produce both 1" and 2" and so on. The documents do not need to match the Comb thickness exactly as any excess is cut off, therefore you can produce a 10 page document using a 3" comb, although this would not be the most cost effective way to use these machines.
TFP Ltd. stock a full range of Book Binding Consumables within our 5,000 Square Foot Cheshire Warehouse, we have the ability to dispatch the same day on a next day delivery service whether your order is for one box or a complete pallet. Our consumables website can be found by clicking on the link www.thebindingbox.co.uk
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