A: Well, being in the print/copy binding supply business you would probably expect me to say “yes,” but in actuality I would say “absolutely not!”
It’s true that the main application for binding screw posts does involve paper or printed items, however we have customers that use these for a wide variety of applications other than just as book binding supplies. Said to be originally created by the Chicago Post newspaper to hold their proofs of the current day’s paper for the pressmen, binding posts or Chicago post clamps have a a diverse list of uses.
Print shops bind paper swatch books together using screw posts. Leather crafters use binding posts in the production of saddles, holsters, purses and more. Scrap booking enthusiasts use screw posts for book binding. Binding post clamps have also been used to secure the corners of picture frames – some in a museum with prints sandwiched between two clear plexiglass sheets. We have even had eyewear company use them to hold eyeglass frames on a display rack at a trade show. More recently, we heard from an inventor is using these for a product he is developing for car detailing.
The applications for screw posts are only as limited as the users imagination and ingenuity. Do you have another use for screw posts? Please share in the comments below.