Coverbind Accel Cube Thermal Binding Machine
|Suggested User||Medium Office, Large Office|
|Binding Style||Thermal Binding|
|Included Supplies & Accessories||Power Supply Protect|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||Coverbind Thermal Binding Supplies [Sizes 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", & 5/8"]|
|Power Voltage||115v Single Phase 50/60Hz|
|Dimensions||20” W x 19" D x 15” H|
|Document Size||8 ½" W x 11" H [Letter Size, Portrait]|
|System Capacity (Between Dividers)*||Up to a 5/8" Thick Spine|
|Cycle Speed||1 Minute / Binding Cycle*|
|Speed||60 Documents / Minute*|
|Warm-Up Time||Almost instant with FastStart Technology|
|Approximate Annual Volume||Between 2,000 to 5,000 Documents per Year|
|Product Weight (lbs)||60|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||97|
|Shipping Information||Ships via UPS|
Coverbind Accel Cube Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
About Our Expert • Mallory Morsa has worked in several different departments in her 10+ years at Binding101. Beginning in customer service and sales, she honed in her skills to provide the customer with professional, fast, and accurate information. Shortly after, she was promoted to sales supervisor and product expert, gaining hands-on and in-depth product research as well as training the team on new products. She now holds the position of content specialist, taking her extensive knowledge of our products and putting it on the web for you to access at any time. In her expert reviews, she outlines the good and the bad of products that she has handled herself, and uses her experience to identify the ideal users. If you have any questions or need more information about this product, please call our trained customer care team at (866)537-2244. Thank you for stopping by!
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The Accel Cube from Coverbind and Binding101 is the perfect mid-level thermal binding machine for users who bind as often as daily, or as in-frequently as weekly, but in larger quantities. Basically, anyone who binds between about 2,000 to 5,000 documents per year (or less than 500 per month). Consider the Flex for less than that, or the Ultra for more. This powerful little machine may look like a box, but it can help drastically (and I mean drastically) increase production speed, quality, ease-of-use, and strength. Anyone who wants that --plus an enhanced look by using wrap-around soft and hard covers—will benefit from this thermal binder. Some of the popular customers include schools (yearbooks, publications, gifts for parents, course catalogs), businesses (proposals, presentations, annual reports, board meeting tools), real estate agencies (proposals, sales tools, home buyer gifts), and photography studios (photo books, gallery highlights, sponsorship/donor requests), and so many more.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
I like everything about this machine; truly! That may seem like too-high praise, but let me explain why this unit deserves a 5-star rating. The Accel Cube is one of the first ever automated thermal binding machines on the market. Along with its big sister the Ultra, the Cube is the only binder out there that offers automatic features to increase the speed and allow you to actually walk away as it does the work for you. It is actually rated at about 45x faster than traditional methods; so in the time it takes to make 1 wire bound book, you can make up to 45 books with the Cube.
But unlike other types of automated machines, this unit doesn’t need special training or knowledge; it is easy enough for truly anyone in your office. The kids can even bind books on “take your children to work” day. You just place your pages into a cover, drop the cover into the machine, and walk away; it moves your books through the binding process and allows for continuous loading for larger jobs. It is so affordable to run, you can use it to just make a couple of books, as well as for your large batches.
Its ability to work with the full range of Coverbind covers means you can make soft covers with a clear front, soft covers with a window linen front, hard covers, and hard covers with a window – this versatility is a major benefit over traditional machines that only let you produce one look. It lets you make premium hard covers for your VIP clients, and keep to the more simple, soft cover look for internal documents. There are even customizable covers that you can print on-demand in your office. This machine will not only impress your staff using it, but also the people that you present the documents to, whether they be investors, customers, or anyone in between.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The Cube as one limitation to consider; it can bind only up to a 5/8” thick cover. That means a document that is up to about 150 sheets (or 300 pages, printed front and back). For some proposals, this may not work, but for the majority, it is suitable.
Aside from that, the only thing you should really consider before investing in the Accel Cube is the price. There might be initial sticker shock for smaller offices when compared to traditional punch-and-binds, however, you need to look at the overall value of the machine, not just the price. If you shop only by price, you will end up with a machine difficult to use, time consuming, and something that makes your users say “ugh” whenever they have to bind. That is never something you have to worry about with the Cube. All of the benefits above counter-act the higher price. The speed alone is one thing, but with the added free time you have as the machine binds by itself, it will actually save you money in labor costs and productivity.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
I think it is pretty clear that I love the Accel Cube binder machine. This small, unimposing block packs a powerful punch, drastically increasing production speed and efficiency. It is so easy to use, that literally anyone can do it. No more labor fatigue with punch, punch, punch, insert, bind… just drop and go! I hope this isn’t starting to sound like overkill—as if it is too good to be true— but I really can’t get enough of the Coverbind Cube. I don’t know why every office doesn’t have one. Especially at the incredibly fair price point and high value that it brings.
Yes! The unique EVA glue is the strongest in the industry, and is reinforced with a cotton mesh that creates an even bind from the first page to the last. Customers can bind even thick/heavy books, and dangle the book from a couple pages....the pages will tear before they fall out of the spine. This means that there are virtually no paper stock limitations, so you can easily bind with glossy stocks, coated papers, textured sheets, and even laminated pages.
When the exit bin is full, the Accel Cube will automatically pause the binding process until emptied. This means there is zero possibility of your documents or glue ever burning.
There is no maintenance required for the Accel Cube thermal binding machine. It is a plug-and-play unit that is incredibly durable. 99.9% of the rare "error" on this unit are due to operator error from either placing the cover in with the paper side down (instead of the spine), or pulling out bound documents too roughly, causing damage to the separators. When an error occurs, we can almost always walk you through the repair process over the phone. We also offer on-site service, as needed, for an additional cost.
The Accel Cube is actually an upgraded version of the Coverbind 7000, so they are the same in function, with a new, upgraded look.
The Accel Cube uses a standard 110V outlet, and includes a power supply to help protect the machine from any possible down time. While it does not require a dedicated outlet for the machine only, you will want to consider that this machine uses heat and, therefore, it may be best to only pair it with low power units.