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How is a ring binder made ?

Ring binder and lever arch files are most popular and have a multifunctional use, such as for presentation, for transport, as archival system and sorting of paper documents.
Find the right type of binder for your paper documents and for your special needs.

Binders come in many standard sizes with respect to both capacity and paper size from 2 rings to 4 ring binders in various colours, either as a pvc welded binder or in book-bound type made from carton, as a customized binder or in standard finish.

We introduce the production of a so-called book-bound type binder.

1. One-piece boards are processed, which means, the cardboard is as big as the finished ring binder and was pre-cut to its correct size. The most common size is DIN A4, but also sizes from DIN A3 to DIN A6 are manufactured.
2. In a second step the outer and inner cover are produced. The outer binding is from paper that very often will be printed in offset printing with a motive.
Theoretically, the printed paper could be stuck on the cardboard and the outside cover would be finished.
But the ring binder will not hold for a long time. Already the processing would leave traces and after short use the ring binder would be damaged or broken. For this reason and because it looks better, the outer cover is film coated.

3. Film coating means that a very thin PP film with a special glue is applied to the printed paper. Despite film coating the cover of the ring binder can fully be recycled.
4. The first three important components of the binder are ready. Now everything must be assembled. In the first step the outer binding is pasted on the cardboard. For this the cardboards are fed into a machine. The outer binding is sprayed with a special glue and put on the cardboard.

5. In the second step a similar process is running on the next machine where the inner binding is stuck to the cardboard. The inner and outer binding must be adjusted to the millimeter, otherwise the print isn’t correct sized on the finished binder.
But the ring binder is not yet finished, only the binder cover exists. You can not yet close or open the covers and the metal rings are still missing.

6. The binder cover is creased and gets to the final size of the binder. Two lines are pressed on the cover and form the spine of the ring binder.
7. Now only the ring metals are missing. Various types of ring metals in different sizes and for different content are available. The most common types are two and four ring systems, either with round rings, D-shaped rings or arch metals. Round ring systems are fitted on inside spine, D-shaped rings and arch metals are riveted on inside back cover.
You must find the type of ring metals whichs is suitable for your requirements. It is simply to turn pages in a binder with round rings.
In rings with straight metals all papers have the same length.
D-shaped rings combines the advantages of the first two types. The metals on the right side are straight whilst those on the left side are round. This makes it easier to turn the pages.
The lever arch system is particularly useful for larger contents of paper.

8. + 9. You can personalize your ring binder by either logo print or insert a colour printed sheet in the clear pocket on outer front panel and spine.

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