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Re: paste paper & vinyl

My concern would be that vinyl is just plain cheap/shoddy. The welds will
crack/break as will the hinges. You may have adhesion problems... The end
result would always have a tendency to look slipshod. If you want to make
binders get the mechanisms from a place like TALAS
<http://www.talas-nyc.com> which will sell in small qty, and make the
things from scratch. The structure is about as easy as it gets, you only
need three parts (2 covers + 1 spine), you will need to reinforce the
hinge, or use 1/4 cloth, find a print shop that can cut the boards for you
so that everything is precut... You'll have more control and end up with a
much better product. If you want to use a premade binder, get the 1 piece
polypropylene (flexible covers) and then adhere you precovered boards to those.


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