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Jun 23, 2014 05:06 PM

Saving a cookbook: disintergrating plastic spiral

The time has just passed when I can easily leaf through my beloved Colorado Cache Cookbook (Vol. 1). The plastic spiral is falling apart along breaks normal to the spirals.

The cookbook is thick and spiral bound and the original spiral binding is oval rather than round.

Has anyone found a store that rebinds these sorts of cookbooks. I know a lot of cookbooks went to plastic because of cost. Small is easy to rebind. Big and thick not so much.

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  1. I would check with an office supply store with a copy service - maybe Office Max, Office Depot, FedEx Office, or Staples. Good luck!

    1. any repro shop that works with architects and engineers can do this. granted in this day and age of DTP they are disappearing. look for key words like Velo-Bind, Spiral-O and Spiral-Bind. the specs vary a bit (punch per inch) but usually if they have one system they have 2 or 3.

      Vue-Binder makes a hard cover binder that uses one of these with a metal set of rings but instead of a 3-ring binder it's a 22 (or whatever) jawed binder - doesn't get more permanent than that.

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          1. Go to any copy place by a large university. The professors print supplements and they bind them there. Large heavy supplements.