Plastic Binding Combs – Everything There is to Know

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Welcome to MyBinding video. There are many different ways to misuse plastic binding combs and we know that they go great with other things in your book, but that’s not what they’re for. This is everything you need to know about plastic binding combs. There’s a large variety of sizes, ranging from 3/16 of an inch to 2 inches, which means you can bind a book from 1 page to 425 pages. They won’t scratch, chip, peel or discolor. Standard sizes have a 19-hole punch pattern, but there are options for custom links. Pages flip easy and lay flat, which makes reading a breeze and allows for getting the right margins for photocopying. In order to bind, you have to use a comb binding opener and the correct type of punch. Many machines do both. When placing the binding into the machine, make sure the teeth are facing up so you can thread the pages in. For plastic binding combs and other demos, reviews and how-to’s, go to

GBC Premium Plastic Business Casual and Professional Combs Demo

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Welcome to MyBinding video. Let’s take a quick look at GBC Premium Plastic Combs, both the business casual and professional. If you’re watching this video, you’re probably not sure which to buy, but we have thousands of these types of combs in our stock and the basic idea here is business casual is nice and glossy and the professional has a mat finish to it. Sizes will range from 3/16 of an inch all the way up to 2 inches. Featured here is 1/4 inch that can handle 25 sheets, 3/8 of an inch that can handle 55 sheets and then ½ inch that can handle 85 sheets of 20 pound paper and these examples are not filled to the max but they do look like. There it is. That’s GBC’s professional plastic combs. For more demos, reviews and how to’s, check out

Tamerica 123PB Plastic Comb Punch and Binding Machine System Demo

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Welcome to MyBinding video. Let’s have a look at Tamerica’s 123PB, a plastic comb binding machine on all-in-one system. Tamerica’s 123PB is a simple but straightforward machine. It’s built for the home and the small office with beginning book binder. It has a side margin control knob which allows you to make consistent punches throughout your entire project. With it, you can center your 19-hole punch pattern even between the lines. If you’re all set, begin punching. Let’s start with the covers. You start face up to your whole project face up. With 123PB, you can handle about 10 sheets of 20-pound paper in a single punch. And that’s just fine except for large books. So keep in mind, if you’re going to do a lot of large books, you want a larger machine. When you’ve punched through all your pages and organized them in your order, it’s time to bind. Select the right sized plastic comb that you need and place it over the teeth of the comb opener. Keep the opening of the teeth face up and the project face down. That way the book does not fall apart in use. Open the teeth of the comb with the plastic comb opener. It’s the same handle, just push it backward instead of  forward, ___ your project over the teeth, make sure they’re all through, close it up, and you’re all set. There it is, that’s the Tamerica 123PB. For more demos, reviews, and how-to’s, check out


Manual Comb Binding: How It Works


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Comb Pins hold the comb in place, while Comb Teeth pull the comb…

First, punch your paper and cover stock in preperation for comb insertion.

Check you manual for recommended number of sheets in a punch.


Get to know your machine’s lock mechanism

  • Insert your comb spine, and pull teeth open
  • Flexibility makes plastic combs easy to use


Let’s see that again…

  • Insert comb, push open and lock in place
  • Carefully line up your document with comb
  • After insertion, hold in place and unlock bar

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Comb Binding Overview – A look at the Features of Comb Binding Machines Video

This video shows a demonstration of all the features of comb binding machines.

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Welcome to MyBinding video. This video is designed to help you understand plastic comb binding and the machines and systems used to do it. Comb binding is both inexpensive and simple; you can bind books of up to 425 sheets in length.

The first step in comb binding is punching. Plastic combs use a 19-hole punch pattern. Not all machines have the same punch capacity; it’s a consideration you’ll want to take when purchasing a system. Once you’ve punched, the second step is binding. When purchasing a machine, you’ll want to look at how the comb opener works and how easy it is to thread your document onto the comb.

Plastic comb binding systems work very similarly but they are all a little bit different. Here at MyBinding, we strive to make a demo video for every unit that we sell. That way you understand the process and the features on each machine, such as depth of margin control. Some machines allow for this to be adjusted, making for stronger margins on larger documents. Almost every machine has side margin control of some sort. This allows for consistent and centered punching throughout your entire project. Disengageable die pins is a great feature that allows you to process virtually any length of paper.

And then you’ll need to make a decision between electric or manual punching. Large workloads can get pretty tedious with manual punching. When it comes to size and price, the range is wide. Some units are designed for small workloads or for great portability. They work well for the home office, for the occasional use, and for the road. They can cost as little as under $30. But as production needs go up, so do the size and price and versatility of different machines. Some machines are quite stylish and fashionable, some stow away really nice in your office space. Most of the systems are all and one, with punching and binding capabilities. Price range on these are under $100 to a few hundred dollars. For larger and more industrial productions, there are modular units built on base systems, so you have punching and binding as separate equipment. For higher production, you can have more than one operator or stack the machines together and use it as one. Very heavy duty, industrial, and long lasting, the price range can go from one up to five thousand dollars.

So regardless of your workload and needs, MyBinding has the machine for you. Check out more videos of demos, reviews, and how-tos at