It's a quick process, these 4 manuals took less than 2 hours from disc to ready to use. The file is first printed off in two sided duplex mode. Set a 3/4" binding offset for 8.5 X 11" and select full page coverage (great for us site challenged older folks). I use durable card stock for the front and back covers.
Carefully align the printed manual and staple the spine every 1 1/2" from both sides alternating each staple. For 22 or less double sided pages, a desk stapler will do. For larger manuals I use a shop stapler with 1/2" staples using a soft pine board as a backer.
After the manual is stapled I flatten the staples on a shop anvil I made from a broken salvaged vise. This compresses the paper stack and you can hardly feel the staples are there.
To finish up I put two offset layers of heavy duty "Gorilla" duct tape over the spine and trim the ends.
All done, the manuals are very durable for use around the shop and hold up better than the paperback copies available in the marketplace.
Hope someone found this interesting or useful.