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Peter H. Armacost Library
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-8325
The Copy Center offers four binding choices:
Plastic Comb: This binding is very useful if you would like to remove and replace pages later. it's a simple matter to remove the comb, punch and/or change the pages, and then rebind the book.
Tape: The Tape Bind is a quick-and-easy way to bind manuals or course packets in large numbers. The pages are glued into the bind rather than being punched, so the process is considerably faster. Thinner books can even be bound inside the copier as it runs.
Coil: The Coil Bind is a true spiral binding. It's sleek and secure, with 33 holes along the binding edge. With a coil bind, you can easily flip the pages around to the back, allowing you to conveniently hold an open book with one hand.
Signature Booklet (saddle-stitch): This is one of the simpler binding methods and can also be performed while the machine is running. For this binding, 11x17 pages are folded in half to 8.5x11 and double stapled along the edge. It's similar to the way magazines are bound. We can also saddle-stitch 8.5 x 11 sheets after they are folded in half to 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
The Copy Center maintains an inventory of plastic combs, tape, and coils in black only. If you would like another color, please contact the Copy Center.
The Copy Center can print either carbon or carbonless forms for you. You pick the colors and tell us what you’d like on the forms and we will get it done for you.
The Copy Center can collate your job as requested. Collation can include clear covers, tabs, and various inserts of different color paper.
The Copy Center produces course packets that are produced by the professor's personally.
Materials that can be turned into a course packet include:
- journal articles
- book chapters
- out of print books
- lab manuals
- public domain information
- periodical articles
- newspaper articles
- original works
- case studies
The Copy Center can cut or trim your job to your specifications, allowing for multiple copies to be made from one sheet. Cutting examples include postcards, bookmarks, handbills, business cards, etc.
The Copy Center offers the following standard folds:
Please let us know if your job requires special folding.
Two or Three hole punches can be made in the following areas.
Please let us know if your job requires special hole punching.
- Cold Press Lamination: softer, flexible
- Heat Lamination: thicker, stiff lamination for greater durability
- Self-Adhesive Lamination: a stiff lamination with adhesive on one side for mounting
- Mounted Lamination: documents laminated to a foam board
Pads can be created with as many sheets per pad as you specify and glued on the top or side. Free scratch pads are available at the front counter.
Jobs can be individually shrink-wrapped into packets for distribution.
The Copy Center can staple your job. This does not include Signature Booklets. Please refer to Binding for the Booklet option.
- One Staple: left, right, top center
- Two Staples: top, left or right
The Copy Center can print tabs for your binders. The Copy Center carries 90# text, 5 bank white 9x11 inch printable tabs. Simply provide a list of tab headings.
The Copy Center can print on 8.5x11 transparencies in black or full color.