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James Burn Alpha-Doc® MK4 Automatic Punch Machine

Item #: 04ALPHADOC

With the newly improved Alpha-Doc® MK4 automatic punching machine, you can enhance productivity, increase output, and produce cleanly punched sheets that lend to a perfectly finished document. This top-of-the-line industrial binding punch offers hands-free automatic punching at speeds as high as 94,200 sheets per hour and can handle sheets sizes from 5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to 14" x 13" with ease. The Alpha-Doc® dies can quickly be changed from Wire-O® to spiral coil, to plastic comb, and more, lending to extreme versatility so you can meet the needs of all your existing customers, as well as gain new business. It makes the perfect addition to any print and copy shop, book bindery, or any other business with high volume needs. The Alpha-Doc® MK4 combines the ease of an office machine with the speed and output of an automatic machine -- creating the perfect automated binding punch on the market.

For more detailed information, be sure to read our full product description and check the specifications below so you can make the best automatic binding punch buying decision. If you have questions, would like a formal price quote, or simply need some guidance navigating these high volume machines, call us at (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 or email info@binding101.com and we will connect you with an experienced James Burn expert.


Alpha-Doc® MK4 FAQs:

Q: Is mechanical knowledge needed to operate the Alpha-Doc®?
No, the Alpha-Doc® is as simple to use as an office copier machine. The control panel walks you through the entire setup process.


Q: Can you make a die with custom punch pattern?
Yes, we can make custom dies to meet your exact specifications and job requirements.


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Product Description


The Alpha-Doc® has been a staple in the automatic punching market for many years, but the recent improvements have made it even more impressive and versatile than before. With the new and improved Alpha-Doc® MK4 punch, you can produce perfectly punched sheets in any number of binding styles at speeds as fast as 94,200 sheets per hour. This is a cycle speed of 90 cycles per minute, all without the constant presence of an operator. It enhances your finished book appearance, increases productivity, and offers easy setup so your operators don't need any special training or background in mechanical knowledge.

The operation of the Alpha-Doc® MK4 is simple, and only requires the user to setup the machine for the job, press start, and then walk away. This leaves them free to perform other tasks while the machine automatically punches, saving labor costs for your business. It can handle up to 6 full reams of paper at a time with the very large capacity pile feeder and reception bins. The stacker is on separate wheels to allow for easy movement to your binding and finishing machines. In addition, it is extremely versatile. Not only can this industrial binding punch handle bindings of all kinds, (including the incredibly popular Wire-O®, spiral binding coils, and plastic combs, and more), but it can also handle a wide variety of paper stocks, including mixed stocks and tabbed sheets from 16 lb. bond through 110 lb. index and from as small as 5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to as large as 14" x 13" pages. It even works with tabs that are pre-collated as well as wall calendars with a thumbcut hole. The simplified paper path and unique turnover device guarantee that your sheets will be kept in perfect pre-collated order.

Alpha-Doc® Punching Dies:

Our full line of Alpha-Doc® punching dies are made of hardened tool steel, which provides perfect punching with an extremely long die life. Dies can also be sharpened before they are replaced, saving your business more money. Click here to see pricing and order your dies online, or see the selection of dies available below:
   • 3:1 Pitch Square Holes for Wire-O®
   • 3:1 Pitch Round Holes for Wire-O®
   • 2:1 Pitch Square Holes for Wire-O®
   • 2:1 Pitch Round Holes for Wire-O®
   • 4:1 Pitch Round Holes for Spiral Binding Coils
   • 4:1 Pitch Oval Holes for Spiral Binding Coils
   • Round holes for Velo Bind Supplies
   • Rectangular holes for Plastic Comb
   • 3-Holes for Ring Binders

Alpha-Doc® MK4 Key Features:

   • High Productivity - The Alpha-Doc® MK4 has a top speed of 94,200 sheets per hour, or 90 cycles per minute.
   • Large Capacity - The high pile feeder and reception tray can hold up to 6 full reams of paper, leaving more time for your operator to work elsewhere while the machine runs even these large jobs.
   • Versatility - With the ability to run paper from 16 lb. bond to 110 lb. index, sheet sizes from 5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to 14" x 13", and the variety of punching styles available with the different dies, the Alpha-Doc® MK4 is one of the most versatile automatic punch machines in its class.
   • Simple Operation - The control panel is easy to use for setup of the machine, as well as formatting and changeovers for different dies, which means less training and background knowledge for your operator is needed than with other similar machines.
   • Mobility - The machine is mounted onto heavy duty rolling and locking castors, making initial placement of the machine and re-models/movement simple.

*May vary depending on sheet size, paper stock, operator, and other factors.


Manufacturer James Burn
Manufacturer Part Number 320013036
Suggested User Industrial
Binding Style Multiple Binding Styles
Operation: Punching Electric
Compatible Supplies & Accessories AlphaDoc® MK2 Dies
Power Voltage 110v Single Phase 60Hz
Castors Yes; Lockable
Dimensions 72" W x 28" D x 46" H
Punch & Bind Capability Punching Only
Setup Time Less than 5 Minutes
Die Change Time Less than 2 Minutes
Paper Size 5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to 14" x 13"
Accepted Paper Type From 16 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index
Feed Table Capacity 8 Reams (20 lb. Bond Paper)
Selectable Speeds 3 Speed Settings (70, 80, 90 Cycles per Minute)
Speed* Up to 94,200 Sheets per Hour
Sheet Pickup Top of Pile Positive Sheet Pickup
Maximum Punching Thickness 1 mm
Control Panel Digital LCD Touch Pad
Control Panel Notifications Paper Jam, Cover Open, Emergency Stop
Die Sharpening Available Yes, Express Die Sharpening Service is Available
Disengageable Die Pins Yes (For Common Paper Sizes, Varies by Die)
Die / Tool Storage Storage Compartment on Front (Hold Dies, Oil, Tools, Etc.)
Hands-Free Operation Yes
Monthly Volume / Duty Rating Up to 3,000,000 Sheets per Month
Special Training Required No Special Training Required
Product Weight (lbs) 650
Shipping Weight (lbs) 1045
Shipping Information This item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). Free dock to dock truck shipping is available for qualifying orders. It is the responsibility of the Consignee (receiver) to remove the product from the truck. If you do not have a loading dock or any other means to lift the freight off the truck and/or you need assistance bringing the product inside of your location please call (866) 537-2244. Click here for full details.

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