The thermal binding machine uses pre-glued thermal binding covers that are clear plastic fronts and paper backs. Insert your pages into the cover and place it in the binding machine. The thermal binding machine heats the glue and melts it. Remove the book from the machine, run your fingers down the spine, squeezing as you go. This ensures the glue makes contact with all the pages. Be careful, the spine will be hot! Thermal binding provides a professional document for the low volume user. Want to shop other types of binding machines? Here is the main Book Binding Machine page and all the Book Binding Supplies.