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Electronic Logbook Binder

#1 Post by DanWEC » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:57 pm

Just curious if anyone in Canada has found a good solution to a nice 8.5x11 leather landscape logbook binder for electronic logbook printouts.

As always in the world of retail there are plenty available in the States but zero in Canada unless willing to pay borderline hilarious shipping fees they all seem to have. Would total 200 bucks Cdn for a binder that's $70 US.
Thinking even a blank leather binder and getting it foiled but even that seems nonexistent here.

I'd hate to suck this up, and there must be a better way.
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#2 Post by KenoraPilot » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:40 pm

I'd like to find one as well....
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#3 Post by BE20 Driver » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:43 pm

I haven't looked into this but I wonder if Staples would be able to do something up. They seem to have a lot of services they offer other than the basic black and white printing.
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#4 Post by Maritimer » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:51 am

I'm considering getting in touch with these guys. They seem to have a good product.

http://www.logbooksolutions.com
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#5 Post by AirFrame » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:24 am

Ask if they'll ship USPS. It's dirt cheap, and will come straight to your door via Canada Post. You will have to pay PST/GST when it arrives.
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#6 Post by MrTurbine » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:16 am

Maritimer wrote:I'm considering getting in touch with these guys. They seem to have a good product.

http://www.logbooksolutions.com

This looks awesome, I'd be even more interested if they could customize my name on it.
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#7 Post by DanWEC » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:32 am

I sent them an email yesterday, just waiting to hear back.

NC Software (Maker of Logbook Pro) Is ludicrously expensive at $179 U.S.(!!) PLUS about $50 for shipping.
Prosoft Binders, in Florida quoted $46 bucks shipping and the binder is $69. Not bad. I swear I'm not being cheap, it's not the product price at all, it just seems like a lot to mail a small package. We don't live in the Maldives.
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#8 Post by SuperchargedRS » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:39 am

Etsy?

https://www.etsy.com/market/leather_binder

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Personally I just have them printed and spiral bound at the local print shop when I need to present them for a interview, they end up in my fireplace (minus plastic spiral) after I get the job. Having the digital version in the cloud, backed up on my desktop, laptop, iPad and iPhone is more than enough for me.

Personally I'd save the money for beer.

But I don't even wear aviator sunglasses anymore 8)



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#9 Post by Snowgoose » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:15 pm

Been a while since I've posted...

I have an aluminum landscape binder for my logbook, picked it up at Vistek in Toronto.

Here's the manufacturer website, they have some pretty cool ones

http://pinazangaro.com/product-types/binders.html
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#10 Post by DanWEC » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:33 pm

Couldn't find anything suitable on Etsy, thanks though.

Those Pina binders are terrific! Saw them on Amazon but at 3 times the price. Vistek looks like the place to get it. Maybe Aluminum and inscribed would be unique.

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#11 Post by tonyhunt » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:45 pm

I bought mine at Vistek on Bank St in Ottawa. Aluminium, landscape, 3-post expandable, etc. Not too expensive on sale.
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#12 Post by DanWEC » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:56 pm

That's the first place I checked, out of stock right now but I'm not in a rush, will order it from them. How's things around YRO?
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#13 Post by co-joe » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:14 pm

SuperchargedRS, funny link. Leather binder has two distinctly different meanings. :lol:

I'd be interested in an 8.5x14 one as well.
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#14 Post by SuperchargedRS » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:12 am

Lol noticed that too.

Think one might have a better....ROI than rhe other though :lol:
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#15 Post by Elliot Moose » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:14 am

I'm considering getting in touch with these guys. They seem to have a good product.

http://www.logbooksolutions.com
I bought one from these guys and am very happy with it. I also blew a bit and bought the nice paper. The finished product looks amazing and I felt really good heading into an interview with this in hand.
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#16 Post by Cessna 180 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:21 pm

All I do is print it on nice paper on my laser printer and take it to Staples where they spiral bind it for 5 dollars. It looks great.
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#17 Post by co-joe » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:29 pm

Cessna 180 wrote:All I do is print it on nice paper on my laser printer and take it to Staples where they spiral bind it for 5 dollars. It looks great.
Ditto, but after a few weeks in the flight bag the edges are dog eared, and the corners are frayed. I was thinking of a sheet of aluminum and hand drilling out the 50 or so holes to mate it with the spiral binding but at the moment I'm far too lazy for that.
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#18 Post by Cessna 180 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:50 am

co-joe wrote:
Cessna 180 wrote:All I do is print it on nice paper on my laser printer and take it to Staples where they spiral bind it for 5 dollars. It looks great.
Ditto, but after a few weeks in the flight bag the edges are dog eared, and the corners are frayed. I was thinking of a sheet of aluminum and hand drilling out the 50 or so holes to mate it with the spiral binding but at the moment I'm far too lazy for that.
I guess i never have a reason to carry the logbook with me. I only print them when i need them for tc, faa, or for a job. i could see a binder being useful if i carried it around for sure.
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#19 Post by FOD » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:22 am

http://logbookgenesis.com/how-we-do-it/ might be worth a look, they come recommended by the Electronic Logbook I use. I have never used them, so I can't speak personally to their level of service. I, like others above, take a pdf of my electronic logbook, which has been formatted to whatever authorities standard, to Staples. For $18.00 CAD they print on nice paper, and coil bind it to durable plastic covers for a pretty nice end product.

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#20 Post by SuperchargedRS » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:34 am

Cessna 180 wrote:
co-joe wrote:
Cessna 180 wrote:All I do is print it on nice paper on my laser printer and take it to Staples where they spiral bind it for 5 dollars. It looks great.
Ditto, but after a few weeks in the flight bag the edges are dog eared, and the corners are frayed. I was thinking of a sheet of aluminum and hand drilling out the 50 or so holes to mate it with the spiral binding but at the moment I'm far too lazy for that.
I guess i never have a reason to carry the logbook with me. I only print them when i need them for tc, faa, or for a job. i could see a binder being useful if i carried it around for sure.
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Re: Electronic Logbook Binder

#21 Post by jacksonpowell » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:10 pm

Hey not sure if everyone found a good logbook binder but I just recently order from elitepilotlogs.com They only have one type of logbook but they have black and brown. The nice thing about them is that they are posts and not o-rings. Just looks a little more professional.
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