Good morning everyone...Well I guess it is closer to afternoon. :)
Today I thought I would talk about mechanical binding systems. More specifically The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers. This handy, well made tool makes book binding of all sizes literally a cinch.
First lets take a look at The Cinch.
It looks more complicated than it is. :) Here is a pic of what all the parts and pieces do. This was taken from the We R Memory Keepers Website. They have amazing instructions on how to use all of their tools.
This is probably a little hard to ready but you can view the original document HERE
I own one of these machines and I love it. It is super easy to use. There are instructions and a measuring guide printed right on the the platform. There is also no pre-measuring, all of your measurements are done right on The Cinch.
The handle is very large and provides lots of leverage so punching the heaviest book board is a breeze. There is also a handy waste bin on the bottom of the machine to catch all of punch garbage.
The number of holes and how far apart the holes are is very simple to customize. There are several pegs along the front of them machine. You simply pull a peg out if you don't want the hole punched. Easy Peasy!!
To actually bind the book you can use the We R Memory Keeper coils and spiral coils or you can use binder rings, ribbon...the possibilities are endless. We R Memory Keepers also has a whole line of chipboard, coils and other products that can be used with The Cinch.
Here is a quick video to show you how The Cinch is used.
You can find The Cinch at most online stores or your local craft store. It is an investment but definitely worth it. Shop around to find the best price.
Thanks for stopping by! Remember we would love to hear from you. If you own a Cinch let us know what you love about it.