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 Posted: Fri May 7th, 2010 09:17 pm
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Thanks, you guys. That makes total sense. I am going to get a box of those. One should last me a good long time since I'm being extra picky about which snail mail theatres I send stuff to.

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Edd -- I use those too.  Thanks for the link.

Many theaters do not want a script bound with the spiral or comb binding -- they need something that they can take apart quickly.

The nice thing about the ones that Edd has linked to is that they are not as bulky assome of the other 3-prong binders - so they fit nicely into an envelope - and they fit nicely into a pile of scripts in the lit office.  Bulky binders tend to be put on the bottom of the pile - so anything slim is better than big. Plus the clear front lets your title page shine thru.

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Hi,

We use a comb binding machine but they are expensive to buy. However, why not take a look at our website http://www.comedyplays.co.uk you can register your work free of charge. You get paid royalties on performances and on scripts that are bought. The advantage is we do all the printing and binding for you.

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I use these:

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/855463/Oxford-Earth-In-Mind-Report-Covers/

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I am currently printing out a play to send to a contest. If I was to print and bind my own work at home, what would be the best way to do it? Would brads and two cardstock sheets on the top and bottom be sufficient, or is there another way to do it?

I am trying to avoid doing printing with print shops. We are going to be pretty poor in the next year so I am trying to do this on the cheap as much as possible.

Any suggestions?

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