If you need to bind a couple sheets together, and don't want to use staples, buy clear plastic push-lock screw posts online at Binding101. Built specifically for thin booklets with as few as just 2 sheets, these small binding posts are simply pressed together through a hole on your sheets and create a strong semi-permanent bind. The bind is considered semi-permanent because once snapped together, these screw posts are extremely difficult to pull apart. It can be accomplished with some elbow grease and pliers in most cases, however, it is recommended that these only be used on pages that do not need to be edited in the future.
Made of a durable clear resin plastic, snap posts are available in either a small or large head option. They function the exact same way, the only difference is that the screw end (male piece) comes with either a 3/8" or a 17/32" head diameter; so the choice is based solely on user-preference.
The screw end is flat, and the post end (female piece) is slightly rounded on top and features a hole through the middle that allows the screw end to attach. The screw end does feature threading, although is not meant to be screwed in and, instead, just pressed and snapped together. The purpose of the threading is to create the strong hold and keep the pieces together through even heavy use.
Sometimes people call these zero-cap push lock screws, and even Chicago screws, but the most popular name for them is snap lock screw posts. They are a popular solution for offices that need to bind small presentations for clients with a more unique look than traditional staples. Because they are clear, they do not affect the printed area as much as many other binding methods would. This feature makes these thin binding posts great for full-color printed presentations and small swatches. No matter your application, our clear plastic push lock screws will look great, are easy to apply, and will create a very strong bind.
If you like the look of the plastic, and the functionality of the tight bind, but you need to bind together more than just a few sheets, take a look at our plastic snap lock posts. Or if you need a binding post that does allow for editing, then you can try our traditional aluminum screw posts.
|Capacity||Materials from 0.060” to 0.100” Thick|
|Binding Style||Screw Posts / Chicago Screws|
|Type: Screw Posts||Screw Posts|
|Head Diameter||3/8" [Small Head]
17/32" [Large Head]
|Slotted||Side 1 [Post]: Hole
Side 2 [Screw]: Smooth