A: Absolutely, in fact, there is device made specifically to open up hot knife Velo binding strips (also called QuickBind, SecureBind or UltraStrips) ! It’s called, appropriately so, a Velo Debinder Tool. This simple and inexpensive yet handy tool makes releasing your Velo bound books a breeze.
To use it: grasp the handle and position one of the back edges of the bound velo strip through the channel in the tool. Then, with a good amount of force, pull on the handle – the sharp blade cuts through all of the prongs. This allows you to remove front strip and the prongs from your booklet, freeing it up for you to make editions to or rebind at your leisure.
That’s all there is to this simple but valuable tool for your Velo binding arsenal. Want to see any tips on other binding methods? Let us know in the comments below.