DIY Book bind: How do I book bind my printables?

Hello mommies! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing how I DIY bind my printables.

Materials that I use:


I am using Epson L120 Printer.
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I used to hate this printer because I didn’t like its printout quality. Printouts are streaky, faded, have lines on them that should not be there. I am ready to replace this with new one but I found a trick on how to print better quality using this printer.


See my tutorial here.


Hard Copy is my go-to brand for paper. 

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When buying paper, I always choose 80 gsm above because it’s thicker. 

For the Cover

Option 1: Kraft folder or any type of folder

If I’m lazy and don’t want anything fancy, I just use folder as the cover. 

Option 2: Laminated Paper

I only use this for Audrey’s mini-books.


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I am just using a basic unbranded laminator and it works well. 


Laminating Sheets
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125 microns laminating sheets work well for me. However, this is in A4 size so I need to trim the paper a bit. I am using Letter size bond paper.


Option 1: Paper Cutter

Option 2: Scissor


6 Hole Metal Puncher
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This made my life easier! And this is an affordable option vs the bulky ring bind machine. It can punch up to 5 sheets for 80gsm papers. 

Spiral Coil Binder

10mm Spiral Coil Binder
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I choose the 10mm because I thought I’ll be printing a lot of thick worksheets. I should have chosen the 8mm.

Video Guide:

So that’s about it! I hope this has helped you. I would love to hear your thoughts, leave a comment below 🙂

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