How Fast can I make a Book with a Tape Binding Machine?

February 1, 2019
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Tape binding machines are one of the faster ways to bind documents. Depending on the make and model of any particular machine, you can usually bind as fast as 1 minute or 60 seconds per book.

Compared to some alternative punch-and-bind options, this is significantly faster and simpler. Most users find that they can produce 3 times as many books in the same amount of time. The only other binding method that is faster than tape binding is thermal binding because you can bind multiple books at one time with those machines.

Fastbind is one of the most well-known brand names for tape binding. Also called strip binding or even stripe binding, Fastbind machines are semi-automatic and incredibly simple to use. They all have the same basic steps to bind, which include placing your pages into the machine, reading the recommend tape binding strip width from the screen, and then inserting that strip into the machine. The Fastbind binder does the rest of the work, actually binding the strip onto your pages, which is a 60 second cycle. Once the bind is finished, you just move the book to the cooling rack to allow the glue to finish bonding.

Because the process is so simple, truly anyone in your office can quickly and efficiently products bound presentations for their clients, guides or manuals for internal procedures, or anything else they may need. Making even small run books as few as even just one document is affordable with this unit. The on-demand opportunity it offers makes a Fastbind tape binding machine the ideal solution for users and businesses of all kinds and sizes.

Most Popular Tape Binding Machines:

Fastback Model 9

Fastback Model 20

If you are torn between the Model 9 and Model 20, you should consider the fact that the Model 20 offers more versatility, allowing for use with additional binding strips that can be customized by you with any standard printer. This lets you make a presentation for a specific client, branded for them, without the high production costs of having a short-run outsourced at a print shop.

Questions or need help deciding? Give us a call at (866) 537-2244 for one-on-one help.


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