Padding presses are used for binding loose pieces of paper with adhesive, creating an attractive pad of paper. Stacks of paper are placed in a large vice and are then clamped into place. While in the padding machine, padding compound (glue) is applied to the back edge of the paper stack using of a padding brush. Once the bind is dry, the stack of paper is removed and can be cut down to size. Padding presses are user friendly and widely used in the printing industry, schools, churches, real estate offices, binderies, and more.