Considering document binding? Think thermal Coverbind

An example of Image Xpress Toronto's Coverbind thermal, wireless binding

Image Xpress offers many options for document binding and finishing, including: cerlox, coil, saddle-stitching and thermal binding with Coverbind.

For the best results, we always recommend using Coverbind for your important document binding and finishing. Why? It’s not only the best option for time-sensitive, quick-turnaround projects, but it’s also the best-looking option.

How does Coverbind thermal binding work?

Thermal binding, also known as “perfect binding,” uses a hot melt adhesive to fix your document pages into a book cover.

You choose either a soft or hard cover (there are many cover options available) and it’s put inside a toaster-like Coverbind machine.

The binding process begins as the adhesive is heated to the document spine. In just a couple of minutes, you have a professional-looking bound book.

An example of Image Xpress cerlox binding used in U of T coursepacks

Cerlox binding is one of the most popular options for University of Toronto coursepacks

How does Coverbind compare to other binding options?

One of the most popular alternatives is cerlox binding. Many University of Toronto coursepacks use this kind of binding as it’s durable and efficient.

Coil binding is similar to cerlox, but offers a more attractive finish. It doesn’t feature the long, black plastic strip on the side of the document.

Saddle-stitching is an economical alternative, used to bind and finish documents on a large scale or on a budget. It’s the same binding that popular magazines use, where two staples are inserted between the pages of your document.

Image Xpress recommends Coverbind thermal binding for professional documents

We think the choice is clear when you’re binding to impress!

It’s easy to get started: use our quick, three-step online quote form.

Or drop by Image Xpress at 193 College Street and see our Coverbind binding and finishing options first-hand. Before your visit, check our hours of operation and get directions to the store.

Let's start printing!

We're conveniently located at the south-east corner of College and St. George, on the University of Toronto Campus, close to the Queen's Park and St. George subways and easily accessible via streetcar.

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:30 AM 7:30 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM 7:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM 7:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM 7:30 PM
Friday 12:00 AM 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM 2:30 PM

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Self-serve copying & printing

Drop by our location on the University of Toronto campus for self-serve copying, printing and computer usage. Prices start as low as 3ยข per B&W photocopy