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ViktorHUN

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Mil-spec binding tape for curves
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:57:27 AM »
Hey,

Anyone can tell me which exact US mil-spec binding tape is the most ideal one for binding curved edges please? Just finishing the conversion of my JUKI DSC-246 to a dedicated binding machine and I would like to switch to the correct binding tape.

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Re: Mil-spec binding tape for curves
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 05:57:14 AM »
You should look for 4088 t1 (9/16"), 4088 t1a (3/4") and 4088 t2 (1") .

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Re: Mil-spec binding tape for curves
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 11:06:24 AM »
Or if you are really want nice, colour matched, external binding you can have almost any material turned into bias binding. I recommend 400D nylon as it is fairly thin and feeds well through binders. The process is not cheap, and will likely cost more per yard than trying to make plain weave 5038 work, but it will conform very well to curves. Theoretically 500D could be done as well, but it might end up being too thick to feed properly.

Here's an example of 400D MultiCam that we manually turned into bias binding...it turned out OK, but is was time consuming and a professional company will be able to make it more consistently.

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Re: Mil-spec binding tape for curves
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 01:10:58 PM »
Thank you for the information guys!
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Re: Mil-spec binding tape for curves
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 01:43:29 AM »
Here's an example of 400D MultiCam that we manually turned into bias binding...it turned out OK, but is was time consuming and a professional company will be able to make it more consistently.
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Re: Mil-spec binding tape for curves
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 10:53:35 AM »
Keep the radius of the curves at least 1.5x the width of your binding tape. 2x will bind much nicer. I took some scrap HDPE and cut a 2" radius curve on one corner, and a 1.5" radius on the opposite corner, for the 1inch tape I use. It's very handy tool when making patterns or marking out a corner for cutting.