GENERAL


Q: Why bind?

Q: Who is Unibind?
Q: Why should I use Unibind?
Q: What is SteelBinding?
Q: Which types of binding solutions does Unibind offer?
Q: Where can I buy the products?
Q: Which binding accessories are available?
Q: Do you bind the documents for me?
Q: Do you provide the software for photo applications?


RESIN STEELBINDING


Q: How do I make sure that all of the pages are going to be secured in the cover?

Q: How many pages fit in each spine size?
Q: How long do the bound covers have to stay on the cooling compartment before I can use them?
Q: Where can I find the on/off switch on the machine?
Q: Can I edit the bound document once it's bound?
Q: My document contains a mistake. Can I correct this document?
Q: I forgot to bind a page in my document. Can I still add it to the bound document?
Q: I have to bind regularly and more documents at once. Is there a way to speed up the binding process?
Q: Can I use any kind of paper in my Unibind system?

Q: My machine is not working properly. How can I get help in repairing my machine?

 

 

STAPLE STEELBINDING


Q: Where should I staple on the endsheets my pages for best binding results?

Q: Do I require a special stapler


 


PUNCH STEELBINDING


Q: Can I use my own Punch binding machine?


 


PERSONALIZATION


Q: I am thinking of purchasing the Transfer Press. What type of printer do I need to use for printing on the transfer paper?




GENERAL


Q: Why bind?
A: First impressions make a difference. A professional impression differentiates you or your company from the competition and drives business results! You never have a second chance to make that first impression. Professional–looking documents with a Unibind perfect bound cover communicate a professional perception.

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Q: Who is Unibind?
A: Unibind is specialized for almost 30 years in the design, manufacture and distribution of document, photo prints and calendar binding systems. It is an innovative family company, recognized as the world leader in printed presentations. It is our mission to provide customer friendly premium products and services which contribute to the improvement of communication between people.

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Q: Why should I use Unibind?
• Its patented and revolutionary SteelBinding technology known for its high quality, user-friendliness and long lasting performance.
• The various flexible solutions for in-house binding according to the needs of the customer.
• The choice from a wide variety of covers and binding systems for your company’s specific budget and objectives. With our variety of Unibind binding machines and covers, you can create perfect bound documents and photo books in-house, very cost-efficient.
• The company’s experience of over 30 years.
• Constant innovation.

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Q: What is SteelBinding?
A: The patented SteelBinding concept distinguishes the Unibind transparent or hard cover from all other covers on the market. At the back, each Unibind cover is provided with a U-formed steel spine. This distinctive and fundamental part of the cover protects every document or photo book binding on three sides.

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Q: Which types of binding solutions does Unibind offer?
A: Unibind offers staple, punch, resin and ‘smart’ binding applications to present and protect office documents, photos, even full literary novels.

The Resin SteelBinding system binds documents or photo books without any effort in no time. The heating compartment starts up fully automatic, needs no warm-up time and can bind several documents simultaneously. The steel spine at the back of the cover allows the paper edges to completely sink into the molten resin. The result is a super-strong and permanent binding quality. By reheating a bound document or photo book, editing pages can be done quickly and easily.

                 
                  > Click here for the demo video

The Unibind Punch SteelBinding system binds your documents or photo prints with the highest precision and quality. This wire binding system is very suitable for thick, non-flexible photo paper that needs to lay open flatly. The detachable punching dies allow you to punch any document format and the binder is maintenance-free. Editing can be done quickly and easily. The result is a perfectly bound hardcover book that is protected and presented with the highest quality finishings.

                  > Click here for the demo video

Our Staple SteelBinding system is the perfect solution for binding documents or photo prints at home. You simply need to bind your prints with your stapler, and then place the bundle in one of our Staple SteelBinding covers. Enclosed self-adhesive strips conceal the staples, so your prints are bound in no time and are professionally displayed.

                  > Click here for the demo video

The Unibind Smart Binding concept eliminates every need of equipment; not even a simple stapler or perforator is required! Thanks to the use of a set of pre-bound self-adhesive strips you can easily attach and bind your prints. This makes Smart Binding an easy, fast and inexpensive binding method.
Each Smart Binding application comes with its own “Guide”, an easy-to-use alignment tool to help positioning all prints straight. When you put each print inside the holder and press them firmly onto the self-adhesive strips, your prints will be perfectly aligned and bound.

                  > Click here for the demo video

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Q: Where can I buy the products?
A: Unibind solutions can be bought in over 120 countries world wide thanks to a performing distributor and dealer network. Click here to find your local dealer or distributor.

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Q: Which binding accessories are available?
A: Unibind offers a complete variety of accessories which make your binding experience even more intense. Ranging from different types of office and photo paper over handy archiving aids to personalized organizing tools and modular storage solutions. Each accessory will add another benefit to binding with Unibind. Click here to take a look at our range of accessories.

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Q: Do you bind the documents for me?
A: No, we are an equipment manufacturer and offer systems for binding and solutions for personalization. We do, however, offer an online service through which online customized books such as AgendaBooks and MeetingBooks can be ordered. These handy books are a unique tool for your customers, your employees, your business relations… Click here to learn more.

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Q: Do you provide the software for photo applications?
A: Yes, you can obtain our free PhotoBook software by clicking here. We do not provide our own software for assembling calendars. However, photo kiosks all print in the formats that match the different formats of the UniCalendar range perfectly.

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RESIN STEELBINDING

 

Q: How do I make sure that all of the pages are going to be secured in the cover?
A: Please follow these steps when binding:

1. Use the spine measurer to select the right size cover for your document or photo prints i.e. choose a cover that is wide enough for your set of papers.


2. Jog the set of paper to align the sheets carefully and then load the set into the cover. Position the cover on the heating compartment. Tap on the documents to ensure that all of the sheets make good contact with the adhesive in the spine.

3. After the binding heat sequence, let the perfect bound document cool down 2 minutes prior to use. Remember that wider documents should be allowed to cool a bit longer, prior to use.

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Q: How many pages fit in each spine size?
A:  Standard spine widths range from 1mm to 36 mm.
Sheet capacity is based upon 80GSM paper. The use of heavier paper will call for a wider cover to be used.

Use the below table for reference binding 80GSM paper:


 

TIP: Use the spine measurer to select the right size cover for your document or photo prints



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Q: How long do the bound covers have to stay on the cooling compartment before I can use them?
A: Most applications will be ready for use after 2 minutes of cooling. For spine sizes above 15mm it is recommended to allow more time for cooling. The wider a document is, the longer time will be needed for the document to cool to room temperature (i.e., for maximum binding strength). For photo applications or for use with paper thicker than 80GSM, it is also advisable to allow more time for cooling.

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Q: Where can I find the on/off switch on the machine?
A: There is no on/off switch on the Unibind systems.  The Unibind machines for Resin SteelBinding work full automatic once they are plugged in. In contact with the steel spine of the cover, the machine starts up automatically and needs no warm-up time. Because of the heat, the resin inside the book melts. The steel spine prevents it from being absorbed by the finishing material, so the paper edges can sink into the heated resin. When the machine stops heating, the resin cools down and captures the pages. Even when the cover remains standing on the heating compartment, the machine will switch off automatically.



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Q: Can I edit the bound document once it's bound?
Q: My document contains a mistake. Can I correct this document?

Q: I forgot to bind a page in my document. Can I still add it to the bound document?
A: Yes, all machines have an edit feature which allows you to remove or insert pages. To do so, position the bound cover on the heating compartment and wait for the indicator light to turn green. The molten resin allows you to add pages to and/or remove pages from the cover. Tap on the documents to ensure that all of the sheets make good contact with the adhesive in the spine. After the binding heat sequence, let the rebound document cool down again for a secure binding.
When adding pages, it is recommended to keep in mind the sheet capacity of the used cover (spine size). Click here to view the demo video explaining how you can edit your documents.



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Q: I have to bind regularly and more documents at once. Is there a way to speed up the binding process?
A: The compartments on the Unibind machines are designed to easily fit the largest spine size i.e. 36mm cover. When using a smaller spine size you will still have space left on the binding compartments which allows you to add additional covers to the same compartment. For example, you can fit up to eight 1mm covers on the same binding compartment. The only requirement is that you place all covers at the same time on the compartment; otherwise the covers added last might not have had enough time to secure the document in the resin.

Evidently the type of your Unibind machine also plays an important role when looking at its capacity. When buying a bigger Unibind system e.g. the Unibind XU338, you will be able to benefit from the above-mentioned binding capacity on all three binding compartments (for example, you can bind up to twenty-four 1mm covers at the same time on a XU338).

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Q: Can I use any kind of paper in my Unibind system?
A: Yes, the Unibind SteelBinding technology allows you to bind every type of office and photo paper. The sheet capacity of Unibind binding covers is based upon 80GSM paper. The use of heavier paper will call for a larger spine size to be used and might require a second binding run to safely secure all paper in the resin.



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Q: My machine is not working properly. How can I get help in repairing my machine?
A: It is recommended that you take up contact with your local distributor or dealer and give a detailed description of the problem. Each Unibind machine comes with a two-year warranty. Your contact person will aid you through the process.



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STAPLE STEELBINDING

 

Q: Where should I staple on the endsheets my pages for best binding results?
A: Included in the retail packaging of our Staple SteelBinding solutions is an instruction sheet with indicative stapling holes. Placing this sheet on top of the bundled pages between the two endsheets will indicate the appropriate place for stapling.

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Q: Do I require a special stapler
A: The spine sizes available in our Staple binding range are carefully chosen to allow everyone to make use of them. It is possible to bind with our Staple SteelBinding solutions using a regular stapler. Unibind does offer professional stapler for that extra convenience and comfort while binding.



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PUNCH STEELBINDING

 

Q: Can I use my own Punch binding machine?
A: It is not necessary to use a Unibind punch binding machine. Our Punch SteelBinding technology with the enclosed self-adhesive endsheets is compatible with all types of wire/spiral binders on the market.



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PERSONALIZATION

 

Q: I am thinking of purchasing the Transfer Press. What type of printer do I need to use for printing on the transfer paper?
A: The transfer paper cover is generally not suited for Inkjet printers. It is developed for use with a digital printer which must be able to handle coated glossy paper quality. We recommend using the OKI C5000 series for optimal results. It is always best to test a sample to see if the result matches expectations.
Please note that if the printer used is not suited / specified for the defined paper quality, and as a consequence the printer performance is compromised, Unibind cannot / do not accept liability.



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