If you find pages are falling out of your document after binding, ensure:
Our machines have no on/off switch as they lie dormant until a Unibind steel spine comes into contact with the heating plate.
If you have not used the machine for a while, you may need to hold it upside down for a moment to reengage the magnet.
Make sure you have put a Unibind spine on the heat plate – this is the only way to activate the heat plate.
We advise you leave the document on the cooling plate for at least 90 seconds to secure the bind.
Unibind use a patented resin that can be re-heated repeatedly without affecting the strength of the bind.
To remove pages, simply place your book on the heating plate to melt the resin. Then, carefully, take a hold of the page(s) you wish to remove, whilst also taking a firm hold of the front cover and the rest of the book.
Once the document is fully heated, gently remove the page(s), re-heat if it there is some resistance. Finally, tap the book to make sure all of the pages are back in place and leave the document to cool.
A very similar process should be followed to add pages. Heat the book, when fully heated, add the relevant page(s) and position. You may be required to tap the document into place. Then leave your work to cool.
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.
You can bind with any paper but to work out the correct spine size for your document we recommend using the following formula: paper gsm x no.sheets / 80.
Our system allows for the binding of any material, but some thick cards and acetates may not lay flat without being scored or creased. For more information, contact us.
We recommend OKI Colour Printers but several others are compatible. Contact your account manager if you are unsure and they can find out if your printer is congruent.
Yes, Unibind covers and CoverSets scored to lay flat.