ThermoBind Inc. is a leading distributor of thermal binding machines and supplies for making, binding, and repairing books. We represent the largest global manufacturers as well as having our own line of high quality machines and supplies.
Book repair is easy using our thermal binding machines and pre-cut glue strips.
For books where some or all the pages have fallen out can insert the appropriate width glue strip, reinsert the pages and heat the books in the thermal binding machine. Note that because the glue is not already bonded to the spine you will need to allow extra time for the glue to melt to the right consistency, (like that of maple syrup) so that the adhesive can wick into the sheets and result in a strong bind.
In some cases the pages are intact but there has been separation of the whole book block from the spine of the cover. For book spine repair, you can simply insert a glue strip in between the spine and the book block. Then heat and bind.
Book Repair Supplies
You can cut the covers and the glue strips to make smaller books.
If you have an existing front and back cover and contents but the spine is gone, or you want to print the covers on a printer that only feeds 8.5X11, then you can bind using our Unibind Steelback spines that come in both 11” and 8.5 inch lengths. In the 11” size widths are available up to 1 ½” .
3.If you have the contents of a book but no cover and you don’t want to construct your own from scratch, ThermoBind stocks thousands of soft and hardcovers in many sizes and capacities that you can use to make your own book.
If you have the contents of a book but no cover and you don’t want to construct your own from scratch, ThermoBind stocks thousands of soft and hardcovers in many sizes and capacities that you can use to make your own book.
Library Book Binding Repair
For Libraries and Edu’s that may have many books that are longer that 13 inches and 2” thick we recommend the Coverbind 5000 which can accommodate a book 14 7/8” inches long and 2.5 inches wide. The 5000 offers the greatest flexibility in an all metal, sturdy thermal binding machine. At $455.00, we offer this machine well below the list price that is over $1000. We also give you a free adapter so you can use this machine with Unibind products.
For those on a tight budget we recommend our own brand, the TB500 which at $259 is a universal machine that works with everyone’s covers. It has all metal construction and the more costly PTC ceramic heater for stable temperature control. It can accommodate a book up to 2 inches thick and 12 ½ inches long. It has 3 time settings so you can easily select the longer cycle times needed for some brands of hard covers or very thick materials.