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HPR2103: DIY Book Binding

HPR2103: DIY Book Binding

I love books, dislike technology when reading about technology, so what to do when the only available option is a pdf or ebook format ?

With a hpr1480 :: Continuous Ink Supply System and 500 pages of A4 paper costing just €3, the option to print out books at home is not only possible but down right affordable. Even more so when when printing booklet format of 4 pages per physical sheet of paper.

Small books of around 100 pages/25 sheets and a long arm stapler works fine, of larger sizes you can get a Comb binding machine but I dislike the sound and feel of these solutions

My solution, a Jig Saw, some wood clamps, PVC Plummers Glue, and some drywall/plaster board tape (pdf)

Clamping the book and cut in half with a Jig Saw.

Clamp both halves together, aligning them together on their uncut edge, and trim the cut edges to give a clean cut.

Builders supply stores and DIY shops carry the tape and glue.

Now apply a liberal amount of glue to the cut edge, apply the tape a