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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:

Printer

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 areย streaky, faded, have lines on themย 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.

Paper

Hard Copy is my go-to brand for paper.ย 

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

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.ย 

Option 2: Laminated Paper

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

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

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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.

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Cutter

Option 1: Paper Cutter

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Option 2: Scissor

Binder

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.ย 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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