We heard from a customer a few days ago asking if the locking tabs on our plastic binding combs offered any security to prevent someone from opening the binding and removing or inserting pages.
Well, those locking tabs really do not provide any security as they can be opened very easily. Their primary function is to create some stability for the larger diameter combs. Without the locks, the binding comb teeth could flex and slide out the open ends of the binding element. They just serve as a way to keep the outer teeth in place. The locking tabs are found on combs with diameters from 1-1/4 up to 2 inches.
The only truly ‘secure’ binding method is Velo binding as it uses a thermal hot knife to fuse the back of the Velo bind strips in place. This makes it a popular choice for legal documents used in court filings. You can learn more about Velo binding and other binding methods in the quick video overview below:
Do you have any questions on secure document binding? Ask away in the comments below.