10 March 2021

How Does Thermal Binding Work?

Here at AfterPrint, we offer a wide scope of binding machinery with thermal binding proving to be one of the most popular. When deciding on which type of binding you want to be doing, it can be difficult, especially if it’s on behalf of your business. Therefore, in order to give you the low down on everything to do with thermal binding, we’ve produced the following guide.

What Does Thermal Binding Do?

If you’re familiar with perfect binding, thermal binding creates a very similar look for soft cover books. During the binding process, thermal glue strips are heated up and used to attach the pages to the spine of the document. Thanks to the simplicity of it, it can be one of the quicker types of binding.

However, this efficiency doesn’t sacrifice the quality. Instead, you are guaranteed a strong and durable bond between the spine and the pages. Another bonus of this type of binding is it’s versatility with new pages being able to be added by simply reheating the glue that binds them to the spine.

What is Thermal Binding Used For?

Thermal binding can be used in a wide variety of industries with its benefits proving popular to the requirements of different sectors. For example, it’s versatility has made it popular within educational environments such as further education and the university print room.

However, this binding style has also proved to be a good choice for corporate environments too. With the ability to create professional style documents that are not only durable but lay flat too, the possibilities are endless.

What Machinery is Available?

Now that you understand what thermal binding can do, you may be interested in finding out which machines are available for purchase. Here at AfterPrint, we pride ourselves on providing the very best quality print finishing equipment in order to keep our clients at the cutting edge of technology. Thanks to our industry knowledge and trusted foundations within the Print Finishing Arena, we have been able to secure exclusive contracts to supply a variety of marketing leading brands such as Planax for thermal binding equipment.

In our thermal binding range, we have two different options:

The Planax Copy Binder is the perfect quick solution to finish off your printed projects. With one touch function, you could achieve a clean, compact bind in no time. Its high quality copy strips with a brushed linen finish also adhere perfectly to the spine of your document, guaranteeing a durable and good looking finish. Whether it’s for the office, a digital copy shop or an educational establishment, a Copy Binder is a perfect addition for thermal binding.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more heavy-duty option, capable of coping under extreme pressures, the Fastback Thermal Binding machine may be a better fit. Also offering one touch operation, this machine is easy to use and provides integrated LCD display step by step instructions to guide you through the process. It is also capable of performing six different styles of binding with thermal being only one. With the Fastback 20, you can be sure of a secure and strong bind no matter which style you choose.

Thermal Binding Machines at AfterPrint

Now that you understand everything there is to know about thermal binding, it’s time to make a decision. More details and full specifications can be found on our website for each of our products. In addition, our binding glue strips can be purchased on our online store. If you have any questions regarding any of our products or services, please contact us. Here at AfterPrint, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer expertise that’s drawn from over 50 years of experience.

We aim to offer you the most effective and simple experience when investing in new equipment and use our industry knowledge to continuously keep our clients up to date with the leading print finishing equipment. To find out more about binding, you may also be interested in our guide to the different types of binding machines.