Autograph Book Binding Advice

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  1. HandyDavidsMommy

    HandyDavidsMommy Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone! I am currently printing out all the wonderful pages that I have gotten from the TALENTED designers on this site :goodvibes. Now, comes the binding...I know that stores like Staples, Fedex, or Office Max perform this service but I was wondering if anyone has a preference about which store should be used. Thank you in advance for any help.

    Best Regards,
    Rebecca
     
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  3. living20057

    living20057 DIS Veteran

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    I have used Staples to bind things before and it turned out fine. They are several options for binding. It was pretty cheap too.
     
  4. Tinkerduck

    Tinkerduck Earning My Ears

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    Just to add on a question. What do you do with the front cover? Do you laminate it first?
     
  5. HandyDavidsMommy

    HandyDavidsMommy Earning My Ears

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    There are several options for the front covers that I am aware of...I have been thinking about laminating the cover before getting it binded, but I am also aware that certain stores offer plastic covers for the front and the back of the binded document so I have been deliberating about which way to go. Someone else could be more help though because this is the first time I am making a autograph book :goodvibes
     
  6. HandyDavidsMommy

    HandyDavidsMommy Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for sharing that :goodvibes, I will most likely go with staples then. I really appreciate the advice!
     
  7. Cinderella909

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    I had my autograph books binded at FedEx/Kinkos and the man there was so nice and helpful. They have different color binding, and he choose white.

    And, he placed a frosted plastic cover on front and back to make them really nice. Certainly, added a classy look over just clear.

    Karen
     
  8. jlfreed

    jlfreed Earning My Ears

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    I have mine binded at OfficeMax...they have lots of options. I use them often. They have a plastic cover and options for back cover also...never had a problem and pretty reasonably priced. They have many colors and many kinds of binding coils. Hope this helps.
     
  9. living20057

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    I printed all the pages on cardstock and laminated the cover
     
  10. HandyDavidsMommy

    HandyDavidsMommy Earning My Ears

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    That sounds amazing!! Thank you for that advice, I really appreciate it. Just one more question...did you have to take the pages preut or were they able to do that? I'm not sure if I should make the time to pre-cut all of the pages before taking it to be binded or if that is something that can be done at the store.

    Thanks again

    Best Regards,
    Rebecca :goodvibes
     
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  12. HandyDavidsMommy

    HandyDavidsMommy Earning My Ears

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  13. FedexLaShelia

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    Hello this is FedEx LaShelia. FedEx Office and Print Centers do wonderful binding work. Please contact us at 1-800-463-3339 to find your nearest location. You can also visit us online at fedex.com/us/office/copyprint/presentations/manuals.html
     
  14. Denzbrujah

    Denzbrujah Addicted to DISigns!

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    LOL Another FedEx/DIS'r

    Like LaSheila recommended use FedEx, I personally use coil binding with a vinyl covers/backs for the ones I make.
     

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