Compatible with the Fastback® Model 9 binding machine, Fastback® LX Strips™ are available to buy online here in a variety of colors, including black, white, dark blue, bright blue, dark gray, dark green, maroon, or red. In addition to the color selection, you also have a choice of either a narrow or a medium width. Both options are 11" long for standard letter size books, however, the narrow width is built for between 3 and 125 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper (which amounts to about a 1/2" thick stack), while the medium width will bind between 126 and 250 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper (which amounts to between a 1/2" and 1" thick stack of sheets).
Tape binding strips are very popular for several reasons. For one, these particular LX Strips™ are also known as "comp strips" because they feature the same high-quality leather-like finish as our very popular composition / vinyl report covers. Most of the colors also match perfectly with our covers, so you can easily achieve a cohesive and clean look. In addition, tape strips for binding do not add any thickness do your book, as they lay nearly flush against your pages when they wrap around the spine. This flat look appeals to anyone looking to save space, whether by filing the books, placing them in boxes, such as for product manuals, or for mailing. They offer a similar look to perfect binding (soft cover binding) but are less expensive and allow the ability to customize your covers in-house on an as-needed basis and in very small quantities because you can pair them with any front and back cover of your choosing. For example, you could use a clear gloss cover on the front so that your first page is visible, with a black vinyl back cover that matches the color and texture of your spine for a streamlined appeal.
In addition to the customization of your covers, Fastback® LX Strips™ and the Fastback® Model 9 are extremely easy to use. All you have to do is fold the strip along the pre-scored line and place it into the Model 9 with the shorter side against the back. Then place your book pages, including covers, into the machine and tap the edges to ensure they are aligned and square. Then just press the green "bind" button to activate the adhesive and wrap your strip around the book block. In as little as 35 seconds, the binding process is complete, and you just need to move the book to the cooling rack on the back, where it should sit for around 3 minutes. This entire binding process is very fast; in fact, it is nearly 3 times faster than most other traditional binding methods. And it doesn't require any hassle with punching holes, or messy clean-up as with other glue bindings.
Just as with other Powis Parker products, the Fastback® LX Strip™ binding spines feature high-quality thermal adhesive technology that activated in your Model 9 binder. This adhesive ensures a smooth and strong hold, for perfect binding results. So if you are looking for a smooth book with the ability to customize the covers as needed, and need something fast and simple to use, buy Fastback® LX Strips™ for the Model 9 online at Binding101 today.
* Based on 20# bond copy paper. May vary depending on paper stock used.
|Manufacturer Part Number||MA101LX M110LX M131LX M108LX NA101LX N111LX N110LX N108LX M101LX M111LX M122LX M110LX M102LX M131LX MA130 M108LX N101LX N111LX N110LX N102LX N122LX N131LX N130LX N108LX|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||5|
|Model||Fastback® LX Strip™|
|Quantity||Varies by Size|
|Compatible Equipment||Fastback® Model 9 Binding Machine|
|Binding Style||Fastback® Thermal Tape Binding|
|Type: Fastback||LX Strip|
|Strip Capacity||Narrow: 3 - 125 Sheets* [Up to 1/2" Thick Book]
Medium: 126 - 250 Sheets* [1/2" to 1" Thick Book]
|Length: Fastback Strips||11"|
|Compatible Sheet Size(s)||Letter Size [8 ½" W x 11" H]|