Buying journals can be fun, but there’s nothing more satisfying than creating that perfect binder or notebook all by yourself. While you might be thinking of design, it turns out that making your very own notebooks from the ground up isn’t too tough.
In fact, with a good automatic paper punch and an automatic wire binding machine, you can be on your way to personalized notebooks in no time. Here’s how to get started.
First, you’ll need to invest in quality equipment. wire binding machines are essential, especially if you want to focus on spiral-bound notebooks and journals. In addition, you’ll need an automatic paper punching machine to get those paper holes just right. Once you’ve settled on some quality equipment, you can get started with the rest of the process.
Before you go shopping, it’s important to do some planning. Figure out what kinf of notebook you want to make, how you want it to look, and what material’s you’ll need to get it to the final design concept. Brainstorming takes time, so don’t feel the need to rush! Work at your own pace and come up with something you love.
Once you’ve done a fair amount of planning, it’s time to shop around for materials. However, there are a few basics that you’ll need. For starters, good paper, wiring, and eyelet-closing tools. The cover and the actual type of material is up to you, but these are the basics that you’ll probably need.
Binding your notebook can be tough at first, but with the help of some tutorials you should be binding like a pro in no time at all. First, measure your stack of paper. This will tell you what size coil to use. Next, you’ll want to hang your coils, punch the paper and the cover(s), and then hang all of that on the coils. Afterwards, cut and close the coils, then take off of your wire binding machine and enjoy!
Few things are more satisfying than creating your own art, but art that you can use for a long time to come certainly takes the cake. With quality equipment and tutorials, you can get to creating your own notebooks and journals in no time flat.