Fastbind Elite Hot Melt Perfect Binding Machine
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Fastbind Elite Hot Melt Perfect Binding Machine

Item #: 04FAELT110
  • Offers flexibility and durability.
  • Bind books up to 9.3" x 12.6" and up to 1.6" thick, which is about 440 sheets
  • Rough the binding edge of your book block, creating the ideal texture for a strong bind.
  • Speed: Up to 450 Cycles / Hour [180 Books / Hour]
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Overview

The Fastbind Elite is a hot melt thermal binding machine that is capable of making perfect bound soft cover books, hard cover books (hard cover tool kit required), strip back books, and pads of paper. This all-in-one machine is easy to use, and produces professional-quality finished documents as fast as 180 books per hour, depending on the type of document you are binding and your operator. It will bind books up to 9.3" x 12.6" and up to 1.6" thick, which is about 440 sheets*. It will rough the binding edge of your book block, creating the ideal texture for a strong bind, and then apply EVA binding glue. Once glued, you can use the cover wrapping station to complete the bind and attach your cover to the book block. With the Fastbind Elite you can perform two hard cover steps in one, both binding your pages together and casing-in your pages (also called marrying your book block and covers). It offers flexibility and durability that is in high-demand by print and copy shops of all kinds, allowing for fast production of on-demand jobs, and simple operation for multiple users. Watch our how-to videos to learn how to make each kind of book with the Fastbind Elite binder. Or if you want to bind larger and thicker books, consider the Elite XT, which works the exact same way, with more capacity.

Specifications

Item #04FAELT110
ManufacturerFastbind
Manufacturer Part NumberELT110
SpeedUp to 450 Cycles / Hour [180 Books / Hour]*
Dimensions35˝ W x 18 ½˝ D x 18 ½˝ H
Power Voltage110-115V, 50-60Hz, 5.5A
Sheet Size (Max)8.5" x 11"
Cover Size (Max)12.6" x 9.3"
Cover Thickness (Max)*225 Index
Binding Thickness (Max)1.6" (About 440 Sheets*)
Compatible Supplies & AccessoriesEVA Hot Melt Binding Glues
Various other Fastbind supplies, depending on the books you are binding.
Shipping Weight (lbs)88
Product Weight (lbs)82
Shipping InformationThis item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). 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.

Description

With the Fastbind Elite hot melt glue binding machine, you can produce four of the most popular bound books, including hard cover books (such as photo books, year books, text books, etc.), soft cover / perfect bound books (such as manuals, text books, etc.), tape bound books (such as machine manuals, presentations, guides, etc.), and tear-off notepads. Whether you are a print shop making text books for a school or university, or you are a photo studio making premium bound photobooks for your individual clients -- the Elite can get the job done quickly, easily, and inexpensively. For instructions on how to use the Fastbind Elite binding machine, scroll down until you see the specific type of binding you want to accomplish. You can also click on the videos tab to watch how-to videos for each type of binding.

How to Bind Hard Cover Books:

What You Need:
   • Fastbind Elite Machine
   • Fastbind Elite Hard Cover Tool Kit
   • Pre-Made Hard Cover Case
   • Pre-Printed Book Block Pages
   • End Sheets
   • EVA Glue

Instructions:
   ① Place your Fastbind EVA glue into machine and turn it on to melt the glue for binding. The typical melting time is about 7-10 minutes, depending on how full the tank is.
   ② Now place your pre-made case/cover onto the mobile turning station. The outside cover should be facing out (away from you) and the front cover and spine should be closest to you, on the front part of the station. Lift the spring loaded peg (included in the hard cover tool kit; not included with machine) and place your hard cover underneath. This peg helps create a perfect spacing from the edge of your pages to the edge of the cover, on all sides.
   ③ With the appropriate end sheets attached to each side, place your book block into the cover from the top of the machine, and press the clamping bar against the stack, lifting the handle to lock it in place.
   ④ Use the turning station handle to flip the book back, which exposes the inside front cover and spine to you.
   ⑤ Pull the "rougher" on the left to micro-slit into the spine of the book. This slitting process opens up your paper stock so the glue can penetrate into every page for a strong bind. If you are using especially thick or coated papers, then you can repeat this step a couple of times.
   ⑥ Pull the "gluer" on the right to apply glue to your spine. One trip to the opposite side and back is usually enough, but you can repeat this step if more glue is desired.
   ⑦ Lift your cover and press it against the book block a few times to position the adhesive. Wrap your front cover over the book block spine.
   ⑧ Use the handle to flip the turning station back to you, and release the clamping bar. Pull the book out from under the peg and remove the book through the bottom of the turning station.
   ⑨ Place your book, spine side down, it into the niping station and push the turning bar handle all the way down to nip the spine. Nipping finishes the bind and crimps the spine for a professional finish. Flip your book over and repeat this step to the other side.
   ⑩ Place your book flat and peel the end sheet liner, closing the cover over the exposed adhesive to seal it. Flip your book, and repeat for the other end sheet.

 

How to Bind Soft Cover Books:

What You Need:
   • Fastbind Elite Machine
   • Pre-Made Wrap-Around Soft Cover
   • Pre-Printed Book Block Pages
   • EVA Glue

Instructions:
   ① Place your Fastbind EVA glue into machine and turn it on to melt the glue for binding.
   ② Now place your pre-made soft cover into the turning station. Your back cover and spine should be on the bottom.
   ③ Place your book block into the cover and press the clamping bar against the stack, lifting the handle to lock it.
   ④ Turn the station back by lifting the handle on the right, exposing the spine to you. Crease the edge.
   ⑤ Pull the "rougher" on the left to micro-slit the spine of the book. This roughening process opens up your stock so that the glue is able to penetrate into each page properly for a strong bind. If you are using especially thick or coated papers, then you can repeat this step a couple of times.
   ⑥ Pull the "gluer" on the right to apply glue to your spine. One trip to the opposite side and back is usually enough, but you can repeat this step if more glue is desired.
   ⑦ Lift your cover and press it against the book block a few times to position the adhesive. Wrap your front cover over the book block spine.
   ⑧ Pull the handle back down, rotating the station back to its original position, and push the handle all the way down, holding it firmly. This step presses your book block into the spine of the cover.
   ⑨ Release the handle and clamping bar to remove your book from the bottom of the station.

 

How to Bind Tape-Bound Books:

What You Need:
   • Fastbind Elite Machine
   • Fastbind Lay-Flat Binding Strips
   • Pre-Printed Book Block Pages
   • Scrap Paper
   • EVA Glue

Instructions:
   ① Turn on the machine and fill up the glue tank with your EVA glue, allowing 7-10 minutes for it to melt.
   ② Fold your scrap paper, and place it into the turning station. Place your tape strip, also folded, on top
   ③ Place your book block on top of this and align it to the tape, then press the clamp bar against the stack and lift the handle to lock it.
   ④ Rotate the turning station back by lifting the handle on the right, exposing the spine to you, and crease along the edge.
   ⑤ Pull the "rougher" on the left over your book, and back to create micro-slits into the paper stock, and make the ideal texture for creating a strong bind. If you are using especially thick or glossy/coated stock, repeat this step a couple of times.
   ⑥ Pull the "gluer" on the right to apply glue to your spine.
   ⑦ Pull the handle back toward you and press down firmly.
   ⑧ Release the handle and clamping bar, removing your book and discarding the scrap paper.
   ⑨ Place your book flat, lift up the tape, and peel the adhesive liner. Repeat on the other side.

 

How to Make Notepads:

What You Need:
   • Fastbind Elite Machine
   • Wax Paper
   • Pre-Printed Book Block Pages
   • EVA Glue

Instructions:
   ① Full up the tank with EVA glue and allow 7-10 minutes of melting time.
   ② Place a sheet of folded wax paper into the turning station. This will prevent glue from getting onto your machine, so it is best if it is a bit larger than your book itself.
   ③ Place your book block on top of the wax paper and push the clamping bar up against it, lifting the handle to lock it.
   ④ Lift the handle on the right to turn the station back, exposing the spine to you.
   ⑤ Pull the gluer on your right over the spine, and back. Repeat to apply a second coat. (Note, we skip the roughing step used in other binding methods for notepads)
   ⑥ Pull the handle back toward you and press down firmly.
   ⑦ Release the handle and clamping bar, removing your book through the bottom of the station.
   ⑧ Tear off your wax paper, and you're done.

 

*May vary depending on paper stock and other factors.

Videos

Fastbind Elite Hot Melt Perfect Binding Machine | Overview

Transcript: The Fastbind Elite is an all-in-one hot melt binding machine that will produce soft cover perfect-bound books, hard cover books, strip or tape bound books, and tear-off note pads.
Easy to use, this compact and versatile glue binding machine will rough your binding edge, apply the glue, and assist you in wrapping a cover around the book block.

There are size adjustments needed, so switching between jobs is absolutely seamless. The Elite works with cover sizes up to 12.6” wide by 9.3” high,...
Read More
The Fastbind Elite is an all-in-one hot melt binding machine that will produce soft cover perfect-bound books, hard cover books, strip or tape bound books, and tear-off note pads.
Easy to use, this compact and versatile glue binding machine will rough your binding edge, apply the glue, and assist you in wrapping a cover around the book block.

There are size adjustments needed, so switching between jobs is absolutely seamless. The Elite works with cover sizes up to 12.6” wide by 9.3” high, as well as a binding thickness up to 1.6”. It will also work with both EVA and PUR glue types, making handling even coated and other difficult stocks, simple.

The Fastbind Elite can run at speeds up to 450 cycles per hour, producing up to about 180 documents, depending on their stock and bind type.

With this machine, you can achieve 4 glue binding methods in 1 compact unit, making it ideal for any print or copy shop environment. So why buy multiple machines when you can buy the Elite by Fastbind instead. Visit Binding101.com or call the number on your screen for more information.

How to Make Hard Cover Book with Fastbind Elite | Casing In

Transcript: Hi, it’s Mallory, product expert at Binding101, and today we will walk you thought how to case-in your hard cover book with the Fastbind Elite hot melt binding machine.

Casing in is the process of “marrying” your actual hard cover with your book block. With the Elite, you can accomplish two-steps in one, but actually binding your pages as well as casing them in.

To do this, you will need:
1. The Fastbind Elite binding machine
2. The hard cover tool kit, which includes a spring loaded pe...
Read More
Hi, it’s Mallory, product expert at Binding101, and today we will walk you thought how to case-in your hard cover book with the Fastbind Elite hot melt binding machine.

Casing in is the process of “marrying” your actual hard cover with your book block. With the Elite, you can accomplish two-steps in one, but actually binding your pages as well as casing them in.

To do this, you will need:
1. The Fastbind Elite binding machine
2. The hard cover tool kit, which includes a spring loaded peg & nipping bar
3. Your pre-made hard cover case
4. Your printed book block pages
5. End sheets in the proper size for your book
6. and EVA or PUR Glue
You can find links for all of these items in the description.

First, place your glue into the tank to allow it to melt. This typically takes between 7-10 minutes.

Now place your pre-made cover onto the mobile turning station with your front cover and spine, down. Lift the spring loaded peg and place your hard cover underneath. This will help create perfect edge-of-page to edge-of-cover spacing.

With end sheets attached to each side, place your book block into the cover, and press the clamping bar against the stack, lifting the handle to lock it in place.

Now use the turning station handle to flip the book back expose the inside front cover and spine.

Pull the rougher on the left to micro-slit into the spine of the book. This opens up your paper stocks so the glue can penetrate into every page for a strong bind. Repeat this step for thick or heavily coated stocks.

Now pull the gluer on the right over your book, and back .Repeat this step, if more glue is desired.

Lift your cover and press it against the book block a few times to position the adhesive. Wrap your front cover over the book block spine.

Use the handle to flip the turning station back to you, and release the clamping bar. Pull the book out from under the peg and remove the book through the bottom.

Now place it into the niping station…push the turning bar down to nip the spine. Flip your book and repeat this step.

Now place your book flat and peel the end sheet liner, closing the cover over the exposed adhesive to seal it. Flip your book, and repeat for the other end sheet. And you’re done!

The FastBind Elite can also be used to make soft cover books, tape bound books, and tear-off notepads. Visit Binding101.com, or call the number on your screen for more information.

How to Make Soft Cover Book with Fastbind Elite

Transcript: Hey, it’s Mallory, product expert at Binding101, and today we will walk you thought how to make a soft cover –or perfect bound— book with the Fastbind Elite hot melt binding machine.

To do this, you will need:
1. The Fastbind Elite binding machine
2. Your pre-made wrap-around soft cover
3. Your printed book block pages
4. and EVA binding glue
You can find links for all of these items in the description.

First, place your glue into the tank to allow it to melt. This typically takes betwe...
Read More
Hey, it’s Mallory, product expert at Binding101, and today we will walk you thought how to make a soft cover –or perfect bound— book with the Fastbind Elite hot melt binding machine.

To do this, you will need:
1. The Fastbind Elite binding machine
2. Your pre-made wrap-around soft cover
3. Your printed book block pages
4. and EVA binding glue
You can find links for all of these items in the description.

First, place your glue into the tank to allow it to melt. This typically takes between 7-10 minutes.

Now place your pre-made cover onto the mobile turning station with your back cover and spine, down, then place your printed book block into the cover.

Press the clamping bar against the stack, lifting the handle to lock it in place.

Now use rotate the station back to expose the inside front cover and spine, and crease along the edge of your cover.

Pull the rougher on the left to micro-slit into the spine of the book.

Now pull the gluer on the right over your book, and back.

Rotate the station back toward you, and press the handle all the way down firmly. This presses your book block spine into the spine of the cover.

Release the handle and clamping bar to remove your book from the bottom of the station.

Your document is now bound, and ready to trimming and finishing.

The FastBind Elite can also be used to make hard cover books, tape bound books, and tear-off notepads. Visit Binding101.com, or call the number on your screen for more information.

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